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Change of Schedule FAQ


  1. How do I change from the 16-month schedule to the 20-month schedule?

    Students should contact the Office of Student Services at the earliest date possible prior to enrollment in their first term in the MSW program. After the beginning of the fall term, an Out-of-Sequence Petition must be completed and approved. After July 10th, requests will also require approval of the Office of Field Instruction.

  2. How do I change from the 20-month schedule to the 16-month schedule?

    Students should contact the Office of Student Services at the earliest date possible prior to enrollment in their first term in the MSW program. After the beginning of the fall term, an Out-of-Sequence Petition must be completed and approved.

  3. How do I request a change in Full- or Part-time enrollment status?

    An admitted applicant who finds that circumstances necessitate a change in their enrollment status (example: from Extended Degree Curriculum Schedule to the Full-time Program or from the Full-time Program to the Extended Degree Curriculum Schedule) prior to the beginning of the first term must submit a written or email (ssw.oss@umich.edu) request to the Office of Student Services for review and approval. The request must include the reasons for the desired change in status. These requests will be reviewed and are approved on a space available basis.

    Definitions of Full-time status & Part-time status

    Full-time: a minimum of 9 credit hours per term.*

    Part-time: less than 9 credit hours per term (refer to Extended Degree description for further information)

    * Students receiving financial assistance from the School of Social Work are typically required to be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours per term.

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