This step-by-step guide will help new social work students understand and navigate the process of successfully getting started at the UB School of Social Work.
Former UB students may be able to skip a few steps, as they were previously completed.
To confirm your attendance, you must log back in to your GrAdMIT application and click “Confirm Acceptance.”
Submit your $50 tuition deposit (via credit card or echeck) using the link you have received in your acceptance email. You will need your UB person number to complete this step. Your person number can be found by logging back into the application portal.
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Your UB email is the official method of communication between you and the university. Please be sure to check it regularly to receive important messages and updates.
The next group of steps can be completed simultaneously. Please be sure to complete all steps as soon as possible, as not doing so will delay your registration.
In accordance with New York State Public Health Law, UB requires that all students submit a student health background form.
Mail all health forms to:
Health Services, Michael Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14214-3007
or fax to 716-829-2564
UB students will not be allowed to register for classes until they have fulfilled these requirements.
(If you are a part-time student, or a dual-degree student who is not beginning in the School of Social Work, skip this step.)
It is extremely important that you complete the field application in a timely manner.
Please note: Students who have a past felony must understand that they may encounter challenges in securing a field placement, depending on the nature of the charge(s). If students are unable to successfully complete field education requirements it will result in dismissal from the program.
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UB students cannot register for classes until they have fulfilled these requirements.
Full and part-time students who are U.S. citizens and registered for at least 6 credit hours can be eligible for loans through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
This is a requirement for all MSW and dual-degree students.
In your mailed acceptance letter, it will state whether or not you have completed the human biology requirement. If you have not already completed the human biology prerequisite, view your options and make a plan to satisfy this prerequisite as soon as possible.
You must provide final official transcripts* from your conferring undergraduate institution verifying that you have earned an undergraduate degree, in addition to all other colleges from which you have received undergraduate or graduate credit.
Please have your final official transcripts sent to:
Attn: Maria Carey
University at Buffalo
School of Social Work
689 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1050
Students are responsible for assuring the delivery of the documents to the School of Social Work. Please note that using any other university address may result in non-delivery to our department.
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*Any offer of admission is provisional pending receipt of all official transcripts and proof of completion of an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the date of intended enrollment.
Note: You will not be able to register until all holds have been removed from your account.
Online MSW students will have a registration hold until they attend the mandatory orientation. This hold will be lifted and you can register for classes after orientation has been completed. Seats will be reserved in the required courses for you.
The curriculum for each program is prescribed. You must register for all of and only the courses listed in the first semester of your program curriculum on the website.
Click on your program below to see which courses you must register for your first semester*:
Please note that MSW students do not need to meet with an advisor to register. Advisors for MSW students will be assigned at orientation.
*PhD students should contact their advisor to discuss their course schedule before registering.
You can view details about different course sections in the class schedules section of the UB Office of the Registrar's website.
To park on campus, UB students, faculty, staff and vendors need a parking permit.
All students are required to have health insurance. Students registered for 9 or more credit hours will be automatically billed for student health insurance.
If you will have health insurance coverage from another source (parent, spouse, etc.) while you are a student, you can complete the health insurance waiver to waive this fee.
Online students who do not plan to come to campus can request a comprehensive fee waiver. Note that you must complete the fee waiver form every semester. Online students who live more than 75 miles from campus can also request an activity fee waiver.
Non-resident online MSW students (out-of-state and international) MUST take all of their coursework fully online in order to be eligible for the lower non-resident online tuition rate. If you register for a seated or hybrid course, you will be charged the full non-resident rate for all courses that semester.
Learn more about your I-20 status, immigration and visa information on the UB Graduate School Immigration & International Arrival Information.
Learn more about UB Veteran Services and the VA Educational Benefits on the UB Veteran Services page.
Visit the Office of Accessibility Resources' website.