Admission to the BSW Program

Applications are accepted fall and spring semesters for the on-campus BSW program. Applications for the hybrid BSW program are accepted spring and summer semesters but prioritized during spring semester. Admission criteria and eligibility must be met prior to applying for BSW program admission.

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Admissions Deadlines

Applications are due at 8 AM on the due date. The application form will be finalized in September 2023.

Semester Deadline
Fall 2023 October 9th, 2023
Spring 2024 February 12th, 2024
Summer 2024 June 18th, 2024

Admissions Application

Applicants will need your Star ID login credentials to complete this application. If you do not have Star ID login credentials, please Get in touch with us!

Application Component Instructions
BSW Program Application Complete the BSW application after you have completed the personal essay, case study, ecomap and printed a PDF of your most recent Degree Audit Report (DAR).
Personal Essay Complete the personal essay and upload it with the BSW application.
Case Study & Ecomap Complete the case study and ecomap and upload them with the BSW application.
Bemidji-State-University-Social-Work-Program-Reference-Form One professional, volunteer or academic reference is required. Email the form to your reference. Your reference will email the completed form to (Completed references will not be accepted from students.)  Please contact the Social Work Department if your reference does not have an email address at

Get in touch with us if you need help navigating the application process. There is also a video available here that explains the admissions process in more detail.

BSW Admissions Forms

BSW Admissions Rubric

BSW Admissions Application Rubric

Degree Audit Report Instructions

  • To print the most recent Degree Audit Report (DAR) from Bemidji State University:
    • Open your DAR, select “Print”
    • Print as .PDF
    • Save to your computer as DAR FIRST NAME LAST NAME