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

    Summer & Fall 2024 Admits

    All MSW students must attend both an Orientation and an Advising session prior to the start of the program. Please sign up by clicking on any of the links below.

    Orientation Sessions for the In-person MSW Program

    Advising Sessions for the In-person MSW Program

    Orientation & Advising Sessions for students admitted to the Online MSW Program

    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 2024 Advanced Standing program will need to complete the FAFSA for the current academic year 2023-2024 as well as the upcoming academic year 2024-2025, 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


    Course Registration Upon completion of Orientation & Advising
    Start of the Advanced Standing Summer Session Monday, July 8th
    Convocation on Joining Our SSW Community (mandatory for all incoming students) Friday, August 23rd
    Start of the Fall 2024 Semester Monday, August 26th


    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 Form (On-Campus Students Only)

    This application is for incoming MSW students to the UConn School of Social Work. Students need to have been accepted into the program or have submitted an application. Before completing this application, please read through the Part-Time Cohort description listed on the MSW Coursework page, as well as the MSW Part-Time Cohort FAQ page. For more information, please reach out to
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