BSW Orientation

BSW Advising

BSW students at KU are supported by quality teaching, mentoring and advising.

Make an advising appointment

BSW Advising Appointments

BSW students should make advising appointments through Jayhawk GPS. In the notes of that appointment, you can indicate how you would like to meet. Your advisor can accommodate your advising in a number of different ways:

  1. In-person advising, to be completed by your scheduled appointment.
  2. Email advising, to be completed by your scheduled appointment.
  3. Advising by phone during your scheduled appointment (we will need your preferred phone number).
  4. Advising by Zoom during your scheduled appointment (we will need your preferred phone number).

The BSW degree program prides itself on the thoroughness of its advising system. Early advising is recommended for students interested in social work.

Undergraduate academic advising is a developmental decision-making process during which students identify and realize their educational potential through communication with an academic success coach. Advising is an ongoing, multifaceted process. It is a responsibility shared by the student, success coach and KU. Advising concerns students' intellectual goals including career planning, enrollment, and course and major selection. It establishes and maintains a relationship between faculty members and students.

For students who plan to transfer to KU, please contact the School to arrange advising:

  • Alyson Germinder, success coach for the BSW program at the KU Edwards Campus -

Once a student is admitted to the School of Social Welfare, a faculty advisor is assigned to assist the student with career and professional matters. In addition, an academic success coach will be able to assist students with enrollment and other academic program requirements for the BSW degree program. Students consult with their academic success coach before enrollment each semester and have their advising hold removed. Students can view their success coach on the myKU portal.

For more information on BSW degree advising, review the BSW student handbook.

Practicum Education

The Practicum Education Office works closely with students and agencies to secure an enriching practicum experience. Every effort is made to locate a practicum placement within a one-hour drive from the student's home.
Practicum office directors sit with students at a local service agency

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