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When is the MSW application deadline?

There are two MSW application deadlines: December 1st and March 1st.

December 1-Early Application Deadline:
The early application deadline is December 1. Students are strongly encouraged to meet this deadline. Applicants complete with their application and supporting documents by December 1 receive notification of their status through the initial review by March 1. For most applicants this will be a final determination. For some applicants, the School will inform them by March 1 that a re-review of their application will be completed in May. Some applicants who have their applications re-reviewed in May will be admitted into the program, some will be denied admission and others will be offered a position on an Alternate List. Some Alternate List members may be offered admission in June, July or August. Those not admitted will be given a final review in September, which could include denial or deferred admission for the next year.

March 1-Priority Deadline:
The Priority deadline is March 1. Applicants submitting completed applications by March 1 will have priority for admission in relationship to those applying after March 1. The School will accept applications following the priority deadline, but we strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible. NOTE: International applicants must submit their applications and supporting documents by February 1.

Application after March 1st:
Applications are usually accepted after the March 1 Priority Deadline. A final MSW application deadline is usually set in the spring and is listed on the SSW website, as well as posted to the U of M School of Social Work Prospective Students Facebook page.

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