How much does it cost?
For the 2014-15 academic year, the tuition is $540 per credit hour. Additionally, part-time students are billed $150 per semester for technology and University fees.
Is there an application deadline?
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so there is no deadline.
Is there financial aid available?
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. For additional information, students can contact the Financial Aid Office directly at 215.951.1070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I transfer credits to La Salle?
Students who have earned college credit at other accredited colleges or universities may be eligible to receive up to 70 credits in transfer. In order for transfer credits to be accepted, the coursework must be at college level with a minimum grade of “C” (or GPA of 2.0) and be applicable to your chosen program at La Salle.
What if I haven’t completed all of the core curriculum requirements yet?
We offer courses in the core curriculum in face-to-face, online, and intersession formats. Prior college credits can be transferred in accordance with La Salle’s transfer guidelines. Students also have the option to CLEP certain courses with permission from an advisor or program director. Students can take as many as 12 core credits while in the cohort. For a student to graduate, any remaining core courses will need to be taken upon completion of the major courses.
Where will classes for the Accelerated BSW program be held?
Classes will meet once a week from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at La Salle’s Montgomery County Center at the Metroplex Corporate Center in Plymouth Meeting. Class will also meet four Saturdays during the first semester of the program at the Metroplex. Additional coursework will be completed online, so you must be computer literate and have dependable access to a computer with the Internet.
How long is the accelerated program?
The program is 15 months; from August 2014 to December 2015.
What does it mean that the program is a cohort?
It means that you will progress through your major courses with the same group of students, and you will take the same sequence of courses together.
Is the program accredited?
Yes, the Accelerated BSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.
Will I be eligible for Advanced Standing with this program?
Yes, students who complete this program will be eligible for Advanced Standing. This means that if you graduate with a certain GPA (depending on the MSW program), you will be able to complete your MSW in one year instead of two.
Will I be able to get a job after I graduate?
La Salle’s BSW graduates are able to easily find jobs in their field upon graduation. As a La Salle student, you will also have access to Career and Employment Services.
What classes do I need to enter the program?
It is recommended that you complete SWK 160: Intro to Social Work (or the equivalent), but it is not required. It is also strongly recommended that you complete the majority of the core curriculum prior to beginning the cohort.