We accept transfer students who have completed their first year at an accredited graduate social work program. We also accept students who have taken up to 12 credits (4 courses) at an accredited graduate social work program within the last five years. Students must have earned a grade of B or better and the content of the course must be equivalent to ours. Courses will not transfer if they were credited toward a previous degree or if they were taken more than five years ago.
*The courses must have been taken no earlier than five years prior to the academic year of application to the school.
- All foreign academic records must be submitted with official translation. Applicants with such credentials should file their applications well in advance of the term for which they are applying.
- Every applicant whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam or the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) exam. Applicants who have earned a degree from an institution where the language of instruction is exclusively English regardless of country are exempt from submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score.
- These exams (TOEFL and IELTS) should be taken no later than January of the year in which the applicant wishes to be admitted. Test scores (both TOEFL and IELTS) are considered valid for two years.
- The TOEFL code for the Silver School of Social Work is 2506.
Applicants residing in the New York City area may take their English proficiency test at the University's American Language Institute, located at 48 Cooper Square, Room 200, New York, NY 10003-7154, U.S.A. An appointment to take the test may be made by telephoning (212) 998-7040.
Please visit the Office of International Students and Scholars for more information.