Application and Admission
A description of admission requirements and applications for undergraduate admission to the University can be obtained from:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
320 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-0230
(865) 974-2184 or
(800) 221-8657 (Tennessee only)
You may also access that information (as well as the online application) at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions web site at Onestop Express Student Services.
Progression into the BSSW Program
Students who declare Social Work as their major will be automatically be assigned to the BSSW Academic Advisor. Progression of students in the Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program to courses numbered 312 and above is competitive and is based on capacity. Factors considered include overall grade point average, performance in selected lower-division courses, and personal qualifications deemed acceptable for entrance into the professional practice of social work.
Students with an intent to enroll in SOWK 312 in the fall semester must complete and submit the BSSW Progression Application Packet by February 1. Students with an intent to enroll in SOWK 312 in the spring semester must complete and submit the packet by September 1.
These minimum standards for consideration do not guarantee enrollment in SOWK 312 and progression to upper-division status within the college. The final decision for enrollment in SOWK 312 and progression to upper-division status resides with the department head or designee.
Students in the college are encouraged to participate in community service and/or volunteer activities at a social service agency in advance of upper-division social work coursework. Students are advised that several field placement (internship) agencies and licensing boards require successfully passing a criminal background check.