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Forms & Procedures

MSW Advising Forms

Degree Plan Checklist (Fall 2018 and after)

This checklist, which can be used for any MSW enrollment model and concentration, can serve as a good tool to keep you on track with your degree plan.

Leave of Absence

If you need to take a leave of absence from the GCSW, please fill out this form and submit it to your advisor for further instruction. If you need to drop classes or withdraw, please refer to the forms in the UH Graduate School Forms section below

Request to Return from Leave of Absence

Please complete this form when requesting to return from a leave of absence (LOA) to the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.

Request for Change in Enrollment Model
To request a change in enrollment models, please fill out and submit this form to your advisor at least two weeks prior to registration in order to be considered for the next semester.
Request to Take Courses Outside the GCSW
If you would like to take a class outside the GCSW or your enrollment model for an open elective credit, please fill out this form. If you are requesting a course outside the GCSW, please submit with a copy of the syllabus of the graduate level class you are interested in taking. *Please note that only graduate level classes will be considered as a possibility for open elective credit.
Independent Study Policy & Procedures - MSW Program

Independent Study provides students the opportunity to work with a faculty member on a specific topic or issue of interest that might not otherwise be available in a structured course. Independent study courses are typically not available to students until they have completed the foundation curriculum. Independent study courses count toward the degree as an elective. To request an independent study, complete the form and process outlined here.

 

UH Graduate School Forms

Student Initiated Drop Form
If you need to withdraw from a class after the twelfth day of classes (Official Reporting Day) [4th class day in summer terms], you must gain your instructor's signature to drop a class. This form must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar in the Welcome Center by the close of business of the last day to drop a class. We also ask that you notify your advisor. On or before the twelfth day of classes, students have access to drop classes online through myUH.
Student Initiated Term Withdrawal Form
After the first day of classes each semester, students wishing to drop all of their classes for the semester must complete this form to request a full term withdrawal. Additionally, if this request occurs after the twelfth day of classes, you must also submit a student-initiated drop form for each class.  Also, international students also have to attach a completed and approved Reduced Course Load form with this request. Please also notify your MSW program advisor. This form is used when a student is withdrawing from a term for documented medical or administrative reasons (including military deployment and death of an immediate family member). Appropriate documentation should be attached to the request. Withdrawal paperwork should be submitted to your advisor to begin the approval/disapproval process.
Medical/Administrative Term Withdrawal Request

This form is used when a student is withdrawing from a term for documented medical or administrative reasons (including military deployment and death of an immediate family member). Appropriate documentation should be attached to the request. Withdrawal paperwork should be submitted to your advisor to begin the approval/disapproval process.

 

Student Employment Forms

GCSW Graduate Student Employment Application

Assistantships are available to full-time students admitted unconditionally to the M.S.W. Program. Once applicants have received their acceptance letter for admission to the M.S.W. program, they may apply for an assistantship. Send a resume with this form to Ann Liberman at aliberman@uh.edu.