Applicants must apply and be officially admitted to UA Little Rock if not already a current UA Little Rock student. You are encouraged to begin this process as soon as possible. Go to http://ualr.edu/www/apply to submit your application. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. If you have an AA, AS, AAT, or Bachelor degree please make sure this is indicated on your transcript.
Upon the School of Social Work receiving your application, you will receive a URL to send to your references that will take them to an online form. You will be asked in this application whether you waive your right to see the completed reference.
By listing an individual as an emergency contact you agree to allow us to contact them if we cannot reach you after multiple attempts.
Please note that when you reach your senior year you will be placed in an agency for an internship. Internship hours are during weekdays; no evening or weekend hours are available. Please make arrangements before your senior year to complete your internship during regular weekday business hours. You will spend 16 hours per week in the field.
Information about felonies must be answered and will be used for planning the internship experience. Although a felony conviction does not preclude admission to the program, we cannot guarantee that the BSW Field Coordinator can place you in an internship if you have been convicted of a felony. Many internship agencies require a background check; therefore, you must answer this question truthfully. Failure to do so may result in your application being denied or expulsion from the program.
People convicted of certain felony convictions may not be eligible for licensure as a social worker in Arkansas. You must be licensed to practice social work in Arkansas. For more information about licensing regulations see http://www.state.ar.us/swlb
Once you start this application you must complete it - it will not save for you to return to later. Make sure to have your personal statement ready to upload.
Click "next" to read the instructions for your personal statement.
In a separate Word document of no more than three pages, please write a personal statement that includes the following:
1. A description of your understanding of social work and the important events or experiences in your life that have contributed to your decision to select social work as your major and your profession.
2. A brief example of a situation in which you had to make a difficult decision or judgment. What were your considerations in making this decision? What was the outcome? What would you change if you could do it again?
3. A presentation of the characteristics that you would bring to the social work program. Specifically, identify three strengths that you bring to the program that may not be reflected in other areas of the application. Then, identify three challenges that you may encounter in this program and how you would address these.
In evaluating your answers, we will be looking for the following: