Unique direct entry path is the only one in Manitoba and one of the few in Canada
With the introduction of a direct entry option for high school graduates, Booth University College now offers high performing high school graduates the opportunity to be admitted directly into the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program. Booth UC is the only Manitoba institution offering high school graduates direct entry to a BSW program and one of the few in Canada.
Similar to other institutions offering a social work degree, high school applicants for this highly competitive program are generally required to complete an initial year before applying for admission to the Social Work program. Booth UC has removed this requirement for exceptional high school graduates.
“While that initial year is a great opportunity for students to get adjusted to university-level courses, we believe students with high academic standing, with volunteer or work experience, are in a good position to be successful and want to provide them with a direct route to the four-year social work degree,” explained Bonnie Bryant, head of Booth UC’s Bachelor of Social Work program.
High grades alone do not guarantee direct entry to the program. Applicants must also complete a social work program admission process which includes submitting a resume, a personal statement, and two letters of reference. Applicants must also have relevant work or volunteer experience, and will be required to take part in an in-person interview. If an applicant does not have the grades to be eligible for direct entry, they are still eligible to apply for admission to the BSW program after completing an initial year of study at Booth UC.
“The social work profession is very difficult and demanding, and definitely not suited for everyone. Our admissions process is designed to thoroughly assess individuals in an effort to identify those best-suited for this type of career and for our rigorous program,” said Bryant.
To apply for direct entry, new graduates* must possess a high school diploma with a minimum 80 per cent average in their final year of high school, and a minimum 80 per cent in grade 12 English. They must have five full credits (courses) at the grade 12 level. All five credits must be at the S (Specialized), 41G (General), or U (Dual Credit-University) level and include a combination of courses from math, sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Courses such as Music, Art, and Physical Education will not be considered for Direct Entry. For more information on Booth UC’s Bachelor of Social Work program, please visit www.BoothUC.ca/Social-Work.
*’New graduates’ is defined as those individuals graduating in the current academic year as well as those who graduated in the previous academic year. Graduates who have been out of high school longer than one year are not eligible for direct entry.