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Our vision is to change the higher education landscape – removing barriers and leading with innovative student support and business practices – so that everyone has access to the highest-quality and affordable education.
From first contact through alumni engagement, we take a dynamic approach to holistic student services by providing intentional support to increase accessibility, enhance the student experience, and promote the success of our diverse student body.
We take an innovative business approach that integrates enrollment management with budget and administrative practices – advancing the position of the Department of Social Work’s students, faculty, and staff by optimizing resources and ensuring students are central to decision-making and strategic planning.
To achieve this mission, the Office of Social Work Student Services, Operations and Finance team commits to the following themes that are aligned with the strategic plan of the Department of Social Work:
Social Work students have a one stop shop for excellent advising, support and resources. Whether you just want to triple check that you are registered for the right classes or you are struggling to pass a required course, the Office of Social Work Student Services staff is here to talk one-on-one with you and get you back on the right academic track.
With your academic success as our focus, we will support you throughout the admissions process and help you map out a personalized academic plan that balances your personal life with your academic and professional goals. And, if something goes wrong or changes along the way, we are here to get you back on track and revise your plan. Office of Social Work Student Services advisors are experts on navigating MSU Denver systems, navigating higher education systems in general, and on navigating the sequence of social work course work with a real understanding that not all students are the same.
After graduation, we will work with you as alumni in planning and participating in community events and other exciting partnerships. As the Office of Social Work Student Services grows, we plan to offer special programs and workshops for students such as resume building, communication skills workshops and other professional development type opportunities. For example, last year we provided professional headshots to all graduating students as a special graduation gift.
Students can use these program links to access detailed information about the curriculum and program options:
BSSW Program Options and Curriculum
MSW Program Options and Curriculum
Advising Snapshots are quick 1-2 page charts that give you a guide to program completion. Students can rest assured that they are taking the courses in the right order when following the plan. Advising snapshots provide both full-time and part-time options.
MSW Regular Program Advising Snapshot
MSW Advanced Standing Program Advising Snapshot
Social Work Minor Advising Chart
Human Services, Psychology, and Social Work Major Map
If you are unclear on what social work is, how it could fit into your career goals, or what the difference is between social work, human services, and psychology, check out the Human Services, Psychology, and Social Work Majors Map
It’s good to keep in mind we are a small team supporting a large and rapidly growing group of social work students. Therefore, we work hard to communicate with you in the most effective ways. We ask that you help us with that by utilizing these resources:
We recommend that you schedule an appointment with an academic advisor as we are not always able to accommodate walk-ins. By scheduling an appointment, the advisors are able to provide you with the most accurate and thorough experience. When communicating through email with any staff or faculty member of our department, it is important that you use your MSU email so that it does not get lost in our junk mail.
There will be times when you just have a few questions you want to ask via email – make sure to include your student ID number when emailing our team!
There will also be times when you need to request an advising appointment. You may do so by:
We also offer Information Sessions for both the BSSW and MSW Programs.
We look forward to supporting you on your journey!
Students can switch sections and add/drop courses without approval up to the 100% add/drop date in any given semester (see the academic calendar for exact dates: http://msudenver.edu/events/academic/). After this deadline, students must submit a request to the Office of Social Work Student Services, Finance and Administration via the Registration Adjustment Request Form. This form is to be used by students as the first step in requesting a registration adjustment, which includes:
This request should include the current section the student is registered for (for section switches), the section they would like to switch to or be added to (for section switch and late add requests), and the reason they are requesting this switch after the deadline. The Office of Social Work Student Services, Finance and Administration will reach out to the student via email when a decision has been made or if additional information is needed.
Note: Submitting a request does not guarantee approval and the request will only be reviewed if there are extenuating circumstances. A decision will be made on a case by case basis and if there is space in the new/requested section.
A student who is concerned about the completion of a course may request a grade of Incomplete. It is up to the student to review the policy, complete the departmental incomplete form, and request approval from the instructor prior to the end of the semester. Incompletes are not automatic; it is at the discretion of the faculty member whether to grant an incomplete in all circumstances.
Department of Social Work Incomplete Agreement of Completion Form
MSW Program Departmental Note: MSW students who have been granted an incomplete must complete the Incomplete Form in collaboration with the faculty member. Any outstanding incomplete at the start of the following semester will initiate an automatic performance review and could result in an altered academic plan. MSW students are not allowed to have more than one outstanding “incomplete” at one time. This status will initiate an automatic performance review and the student will not be in good academic standing. Refer to the Sequential Coursework Policy and consult with Office of Social Work Student Services advisors ([email protected]) to see how this may impact you.
BSSW Program Departmental Note: BSSW students who have been granted an incomplete must complete the Incomplete Form in collaboration with the faculty member. Any outstanding incomplete at the start of the following semester will initiate an automatic performance review. Refer to the Sequential Coursework Policy and consult with Office of Social Work Student Services advisors to see how this may impact you.
University Policy: The Incomplete (I) notation may be assigned when a student, who was achieving satisfactory progress in a course and who had completed most class assignments, is unable to take the final examination and/or did not complete all class assignments due to unusual circumstances such as hospitalization or disability. Incomplete work denoted by the Incomplete “I” notation must be complete within one calendar year or earlier, at the discretion of the faculty member. If the incomplete work is not completed within one year, the “I” notation will convert to an “F.” Students must have completed at least 75% of the course work to qualify for consideration for an Incomplete. The student must be passing the course in order to be granted an Incomplete. The course counts toward the student’s attempted hours, does not count toward earned hours, and is not calculated in the GPA or quality points.
Determination of eligibility does not guarantee that an incomplete will be granted. Students who meet the qualifications may request an incomplete from the faculty member who is teaching the course. The decision to grant an incomplete is up to the faculty member or at the department chair’s discretion. The decision to grant an incomplete as an accommodation based on a student’s disability shall be made by the faculty member or the department chair, if the faculty member is not available, in consultation with the Director of the Access Center. If an incomplete is granted, the student and instructor should fill out and sign an Incomplete Agreement form to clarify what the student needs to do to complete the course.
Meet the members of the team!
Director of Social Work Student Services, Operations and Finance[email protected] 303-605-5027
Interim Assistant Director of Student Serivces & Graduate Advising Services Coordinator[email protected] 303-615-0112 View Full Profile
Associate Director of Operations and Finance[email protected] 303-605-7037 View Full Profile
Assistant Director of Admissions, Strategic Enrollment & Data Management[email protected] 303-615-0168 View Full Profile
Undergraduate Advising Services Coordinator[email protected] 303-605-7325 View Full Profile
Student Services Integration Coordinator[email protected] 303-615-0555 View Full Profile
Operations and Finance Coordinator[email protected] 303-615-0555 View Full Profile
Event Planning Specialist[email protected] View Full Profile
Academic Advisor and Retention Support Specialist[email protected] View Full Profile
Administrative Operations & Program Coordinator[email protected] 303-605-5093 View Full Profile
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