Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

M.S.W. Course Registration March 14, 2014


Dear M.S.W. Student:

This letter is in reference to your Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 registration. Please read this letter and the attached FYI thoroughly.  Registration errors are typically made when these recommendations are not followed.

Registration for graduate social work students begins the week of March 24th for both summer and fall semesters.   The time you can begin registering is indicated below.  All registration is done through your account.  Please do the following in anticipation of registering:

  • Check your registration status.  Under the Student Tab in your account you will see a link for Registration Status.  Clicking on that will tell you if you are on any holds – Bursar, Immunization, or Admissions.  Resolve any holds before your registration date. 
  • Print out the schedules that apply to you.  You can find the schedules by going to the link for Class Schedules.  This is important because you can easily see the days and times of the course offerings and be clear that you have the correct campus.  Most registration mistakes are made when students go directly to the web to register without looking at these schedules.  Also, dates for summer session courses differ and the dates are on these schedules. 
  • Run DegreeWorks - a link on your Student Tab that gives you the ability to do a degree audit.  This works if your concentration is entered correctly.  If it is not, Lincoln Center and Molloy students should contact Mr. Johnny Torres at, Westchester students should contact Mr. Henry Davis at and Online students should contact Ms. Kathleen Rund at  An incorrect or blank concentration will not stop you from registering.  Other things about DegreeWorks – if you have completed a year of field instruction the IP for the fall semester will drop to the bottom.  Your graduation date was automatically generated upon admission.  It will be adjusted in your final semester when you apply to graduate.  The Plans of Study will also assist you with registration.

To avoid system overload, registration is staggered based on your earned credits.
  You can register 24 hours/day but you cannot begin until 7:00 a.m. on the date that applies to you.
  • Monday, March 24th - MSW students who have earned 12 credits & above              
  • Tuesday, March 25th - MSW students who have earned 0-11 credits
  • Wednesday, March 26th - Non-matriculated students           

It is possible to add and drop courses for summer session through May 22nd and for fall semester through September 8th.

Summer Session and Financial Aid:  The Graduate School of Social Service limits students to only one summer school course. If you take only 3 credits in a semester you are not eligible for a loan.  You are, however, loan eligible if you are taking a 3 credit course and continuing in your 14 hour/week internship (therefore being half-time).  If this presents a problem for you, please call me at (212) 636-6605.

2014 - 15 Tuition:  The tuition for the next academic year is $885/credit.  Summer tuition is still $861/credit.

Tuition Assistance/Remission:  If you will be in field placement in the upcoming academic year you may be eligible for tuition remission. The information and forms will be available on the 7th floor at Lincoln Center and Room 106A in Westchester at the end of March.  You will be notified during the summer of the amount of your award.

Research Waivers:  Foundation students who entered the program part-time will be taking Social Work Research I and II this coming year.  If you think you are eligible for a course waiver, review the process in the GSS Handbook.  The Handbook can be found on the Current MSW Student page.


Summer Session – Please note the dates of the summer courses on the summer schedule.  Most classes meet for eight weeks in 3 ½ hour time blocks.   However, there are variations – some intensive courses are offered. Only students going into their advanced year are eligible for the intensive courses. Again, print out the schedule so that you can see the dates the courses meet.

Field Instruction - If you will be starting a field placement in the fall, you must register for it, indicating the course number for the numbers of hours a week you will be doing field work and which campus you will be attending Integrative Seminar. This must coincide with what you put on your planning forms. You will find the field instruction CRN (Course Record Number) on the top of each schedule.

Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnosis I and II - SWGS 6430 and SWGS 6431, are requirements for Clinical majors.  Part I is a requirement for Leadership Community-based Practice and Leadership majors (Leadership Track B).  Human Service Leadership (Leadership Track A) and Research majors may take part I and have it count as an elective.  You may take part II also but only if you took part I.  It is important to note that if you choose to work as a clinical social worker after you graduate, this is one of the course requirements to apply to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State.

Employed Experienced Social Work Practitioners (EESSP) – Those of you who are ready to enroll in SWGS 6907 Field Practicum Laboratory in the upcoming academic year, please wait to register for it. It is taken in the year prior to your field placement and in concurrence with Generalist Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups I and II. I will mail you a letter in early June with the registration information and dates that it will meet during the year.  This is a required three credit course that meets fifteen times over the academic year.  You will be charged for 3 credits in the fall and 0 in the spring. The lab will be offered on Wednesday evenings (6:00 – 7:50) at Lincoln Center and Westchester.  Please still register for your other courses during the regular registration week.
Fordham/Molloy & Long Island Hybrid students – Students who take courses at Molloy College in Rockville Centre on Long Island, including those in the Long Island Hybrid program, cannot register for those courses on  You will receive a mailing about the courses offered at Molloy on Monday (foundation) and Wednesday (advanced clinical) evenings.  If you are also taking courses at Lincoln Center, register for those during registration week.  If you are not currently in the Fordham/Molloy program but have questions about taking courses there, please contact me. 

Online students – Students who take courses in the fully online program cannot register themselves for courses on You will be receiving a separate letter in reference to registration for online classes.

Fall 2014 start dates – Classes that meet on Mondays begin before Labor Day - 8/25 (with no class on Labor Day 9/1).  Tuesday 9/2, Wednesday 9/3, Thursday 9/4, and Saturday 9/6 are the first days of class.  Online classes begin Monday, August 18th.
If you do need to speak with someone about registration, Lincoln Center and Molloy students can contact me at (212) 636-6605 or or Ms. Polly Kaplan at (212) 636-7352 or  Westchester students can contact Dean Janna Heyman at (914) 367-3030 or or Dr. Linda White-Ryan at (914) 367-3017 or  Online students can contact Ms. Kathleen Rund at (914) 367-3440 or   Fordham is open during the week of spring break.

Professor assignments can change all summer long.  The website will be updated as changes are made and TBAs are filled in.  Please be sure to read all of the material thoroughly and call us only after you have reread everything!


Susan Bair Egan, Ph.D.

Associate Dean
(212) 636-6605


  • AUGUST GRADUATES - If your course and/or field work will be completed this summer, you will be an August 9, 2014 graduate.  If you have not yet filed for graduation, please email Polly Kaplan at  August graduates are encouraged to attend the May ceremony but will receive the actual diploma when it is mailed to you in September.  April 4th is the deadline for ordering your cap and gown if you are participating in the May 22nd ceremony at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center.  Information about ordering your academic attire was sent to your Fordham email address.
  • LICENSING EXAM REVIEWS -  For 2014 graduates, reviews for the Masters Level Licensing Exam (LMSW in New York and LSW in New Jersey) have been scheduled. There will be two offerings of test taking strategies at Lincoln Center - Wednesday, April 16th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 14th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Pope Auditorium. There will also be a Targeted Learning Review that will include practice, assessment and ethics at Lincoln Center on June 11th from
    1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Room 713.  Sign up for these are on the door of Ms. Tello’s Office 717-E.  At Westchester there will be a Targeted Learning Review on June 18th from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Room 117.  Sign up is with Mr. Henry Davis. Application forms to apply for the LMSW are available from the New York State website – The New Jersey website for the LSW form is If you are interested in licensing in other states go to the Association of Social Work Boards website at
  • FIELD INSTRUCTION - All students who will be doing field placements in the 2014 - 2015 academic year should by now have received Field Work Planning information.  Those of you going into your first/foundation placement should submit the forms to the Field Instruction Office by March 31st.   Those of you going into your advanced placement (this includes Employed Experienced Social Service Practitioners and Advanced Standing students who began part-time this year) should by now have scheduled appointments with a coordinator.  Work-study students do not need to schedule a coordinator appointment but need to submit the work/study information in by June 30th.   All field planning forms are now done on line.  If you did not attend a meeting and therefore do not have the link to the forms, please email Dean Jam Miner immediately – 
  • NON-MATRICULATED STUDENTS –  If you are currently non-matriculated and are in the process of applying for matriculation, please do not register for the fall semester now.  You will be informed of the fall registration process in your decision letter.
  • MSW/MPH PROGRAM -  The joint degree program with Mt. Sinai’s School of Public Health has been approved by New York State.  If you are interested in pursuing this joint degree, contact Dean Elaine Congress at Advanced year students may also take electives at Mt. Sinai.  Look at their website to see what is being offered.
  • GRADES - You will be able to view your spring grades on the day after your professors post them.  If you are in field instruction and successfully complete it, the grade is S for Satisfactory.  The grade for field will not be posted until your final evaluation is received.  Please note that all nine credits of field (or the 15 credits for EESSP students) are credited when the final grade is posted.  On DegreeWorks the midyear grade if IP drops to the bottom and stays there.  A diploma will not be awarded until all grades are posted.
  • NASW If you are not already a member of your professional organization, the National Association of Social Workers, now is the time.  Join on-line at  Joining while you are still a student ensures the transitional fee for two years after you graduate.  It’s the best deal in town!
  • KEEP CURRENT - Our monthly calendar and the Current Student section of this website have information that is helpful to all students.  In addition, Dean Egan at Lincoln Center has a Blackboard site for announcements, conferences, and events of interest to students.  To enroll for the 2014 – 2015 academic year please email Mr. Johnny Torres at  Even if you are enrolled now you need to enroll again for the new academic year.  You  can also like us on FACEBOOK and follow us on TWITTER.

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