Online BSW Program: Steps to Enroll


This is a degree completion program, and an Associate Degree in Human Services, Social Work, General Studies, or a minimum of 77 transferable credits is required for enrollment.

To see how your credits stack up, contact an advisor.

Application Steps

1. Take the online learning readiness assessment, to see if you're ready for an online program.
2. Apply for admission.
3. Request that an official copy of your high school transcript with ACT score (if taken), and all official college transcripts be sent to:

Office of Admissions,
Briar Cliff University

3303 Rebecca Street
Sioux City, IA 51104
4. If you plan to qualify for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student AidBriar Cliff's institution code is 001846.
5. Read the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics.
6. Complete one more application — the program-specific Briar Cliff social work program application.
7. Have two letters of recommendation submitted electronically on your behalf. Professional or academic references only.

Class Size Limit

Briar Cliff is committed to excellence in online social work education. For this reason, we accept a maximum of 22 social work students per semester. Students who apply early will have priority consideration for the limited slots available.


Contact an advisor

Class Format

Online courses

Next Start Dates

» Aug. 20, 2018

Tuition Cost



47 credit hours