Admitted Student Checklist

Admitted Student Checklist

Your key to important dates, guidelines, and next steps for joining CSSW.

First Steps After Acceptance


The following steps should be taken by students after accepting their offer to attend the School of Social Work.

Submit the Tuition Deposit

Secure your spot in the upcoming class by submitting the non-refundable tuition deposit.

Log into your Application Status Page to complete the Admission Response Form and submit your tuition deposit.

Attend an Event (Optional)

Visit campus or meet with an admissions officer.

Attend an event on campus or visit us during drop-in hours.

Complete the FAFSA

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Eligible students must complete the FAFSA to be considered for institutional aid.

Submit Final/Official Transcripts

Final and official documents must be received prior to enrollment.

Submit your official, final transcript(s) confirming the date your Bachelor’s degree was awarded. Transcripts must be submitted electronically. Details on transcript requirements are found here.

Next Steps After Submitting Deposit


The following steps are only available to you after submitting your tuition deposit.

Activate Your UNI and LionMail

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Get started with your university ID and email address.

Meet Immunization Requirements

Submit this form at least 30 days prior to registration.

Immunization: Click here

Complete Practicum Learning Form

Incoming Two-Year, 16-Month, Advanced Standing, and Transfer students are required to submit a practicum form.

Complete the Generalist Year practicum Placement Form. You will receive an email from the Office of Practicum Learning to your email address with instructions on how to submit the form. Please submit the form as soon as possible.

Explore Housing Options

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Explore on-campus housing options and off-campus housing resources.

Mark Your Calendar for Orientation

At Orientation you will learn about Student Services, school policies, and participate in activities to prepare you for your graduate studies at Columbia School of Social Work. Please refer to the Academic Calendar to view Orientation and other important dates.

Click here to view the full Academic Calendar.

Smile for Your ID Card

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Submit a photo for your student ID card.

Apply for Student Visa (international students only)

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Begin the process to secure your student visa.

student technology agreement

Student Technology Agreement

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To ensure a successful educational experience, see the CSSW student technology requirements.

Supplemental Steps


Students should complete each of the following steps that apply to them.

Submit Dual Degree Letters

Email your acceptance letter from the partner school.

Email your acceptance letter as an attachment to

Apply for Transfer Credit

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Apply for transfer credit.

The deadline to apply for transfer credit is June 30 for fall admission and January 5 for spring admission.
Students with disabilities

Obtain Disability Services

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Register with the Office of Disability Services.

This step is essential for receiving accommodations. Be sure to register prior to the start of the semester.