Incoming MSW Student Checklist

Welcome to the University of Connecticut School of Social Work!

Please use this step-by-step guide to assist you in preparing for the start of the MSW program.

1st Step – Matriculation

Prior to completing next steps, you will need to complete the steps to finalize your matriculation (your official enrollment as a student with the University).

Official Transcripts

Your admission cannot be finalized until all official transcripts have been received by the Graduate School. Official transcripts from UConn are not required.

If you have not already done so, please mail your official transcripts to the address below:

Whetten Graduate Center
438 Whitney Road Extension, Unit 1152
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1152

Alternatively—for U.S. transcripts only—you may have the school's registrar's office send them electronically via email to

If you are currently waiting for your degree to be conferred:
Send your most up-to-date official transcripts for matriculation purposes. You will be required to send a final official transcript showing completed courses and/or your completed degree as soon as they are available.

To confirm your official transcript has been received:
You can verify receipt of the transcripts by logging into your applicant status portal.

Activate NetID & Set Up UConn Email


  • Activate your NetID (ex: abc12345) using the UConn NetID activation code which was sent to you shortly after your admission to the University. If you have misplaced your activation code or if you are having problems logging in, please contact the UITS Help Center at 860-486-HELP (860-486-4357).

UConn Email Account

  • Set up your UConn Email Account by following the instructions here. Beginning mid-May, all official correspondences from the University will be sent to this address.

    2nd Step – Orientation & Advising

    Next Steps

    Please disregard any steps that you have already completed.

    Financial Aid (TIME SENSITIVE)

    If you have not done so already, please consider completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    • Students who are admitted for the Summer 2023 Advanced Standing program will need to complete the FAFSA for the current academic year 2022-2023 as well as the upcoming academic year 2023-2024, if they would like to be considered for summer financial aid.
    • For more information and deadlines please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid Services

    Complete the New Student Technology Training

    New Student Technology Training

    • This guide will walk you through the technology tools available that support learning at UConn.

    Complete the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Training

    Complete your Student Health History Form

    Health-Related Requirements:

    Please contact UConn Student Health and Wellness should you have any questions on either of these steps.

    Field Education

    The Field Education Office works with students to find appropriate field placements. Please take a moment to watch this short video,, and review the MSW Field Education website for more information.

    Save the Dates

    • Registration for Summer 2023 courses (Advanced Standing students): Anytime after matriculation is complete
    • Registration for Fall 2023 courses: Date will be announced in your advising session
    • Start of the Advanced Standing Summer 2023 session: July 10, 2023
    • Start of the Fall 2023 semester: August 28, 2023


    Student ID (Husky One Card)

    Student ID (Husky One Card)

    To obtain your Husky One Card, students are encouraged to take advantage of the online photo submission option.


    Part-Time Cohort Application

    Are you interested in being part of our Part-Time Cohort?  If you have not applied directly to the program there is still time to become a part of this wonderful opportunity.

    The MSW Part-Time Cohort Program provides students with the opportunity to complete their MSW degree in 3 years with a cohort of approximately 12-20 students. Students will take an average of three courses per semester.

    A cohort program is one in which the same group of students take the same courses and work together all the way through to receiving their degree. This offers the predictability and consistency of learning among the same group of people. In this program students take a fixed schedule of evening and some weekend courses, which provides flexibility for those who have obligations during daytime hours. Only students that select the Individuals, Groups, and Families (IGFP) concentration will be able to participate in the Part-Time Cohort Program. Students will take the field placement requirement in the final two years of their program. The field placement would primarily occur during the hours of 9-5.

    Seats for this Part-Time Cohort Program are limited. Therefore, we encourage applicants to apply sooner rather than later.

    Read our Part-Time Cohort Program FAQs.


    To apply to be a part of the Part-Time Cohort Program beginning in Fall 2023the program, please fill out the application form.