Bachelor of Social Work: Supplementary Application Instructions

Bachelor of Social Work

Your supplementary application is complete with the receipt of the following items:

  1. Supplementary Application (see below for instructions)
  2. Two reference letters in support of your application
  3. Updated Professional Resume (2 pages maximum)

Note that these instructions are for supplementary information only. To be considered for admission you must also submit an application and all necessary documents through Admissions Services.

Guidelines for completing the supplementary application form

Part I: Identifying information

Complete the personal information section at the top of the page.

Part II: Education

The education section must be completed in full.

Part III: Work experience

Section A: Human service/social change work experience

Human service/social change is defined as providing social work related services (paid and volunteer) to individuals, families, groups or communities. This could include:

  • group and community participation and leadership;
  • working with people in educational, correctional, or social service agencies, or in health or recreational settings;
  • social change activities such as advocacy, research, education or social action.

Please do not include co-op education experiences or field placements in this section.

Section B: Practicum/Placement experience

Education-related work experience may consist of high school cooperative education or field placement/practicums taken as part of a college program.

Part IV: Admissions essays

Refer to application form for guidelines.

Submitting your Supplementary Application

  1. Your supplementary application is a fillable PDF. Complete all the sections of the application as per the instructions, save the document and upload to Carleton 360. When you log in to your Carleton 360 account, you will see any documents we require, and be able to upload pdfs directly. Note that only one Supplementary Application submission will be accepted. If we receive more than one, only the first submission will be reviewed.
  2. Save your professional resume or CV as a PDF, and upload to Carleton 360. When you log in to your Carleton 360 account, you will see any documents we require, and be able to upload pdfs directly.
  3. Send the Reference form to your referee. Ask them to fill in all sections of the form, save the document and email the completed form to The subject line of the email sent by your referee should contain your student/applicant number (e.g. “Reference Letter for Cassie Jones 101123456”). Reference forms should be sent to the people you have asked to write references for you and as soon as possible so they have enough time to complete the forms.

NOTE: All references must be emailed directly to the School of Social Work from the referee, they should not be submitted by the student.

Education Equity

Both Carleton University and the School of Social Work have an expressed commitment to the principles of education equity for persons from groups who historically have been disadvantaged by systems, structures and ideologies that have privileged some groups over others, resulting in differential access to education. Particular emphasis is placed on reconciliation to redress the historic and contemporary burdens of colonialism borne by Indigenous peoples. We are also concerned about educational equity for those groups impacted by relations of racism, ageism, sexism, anti-Black racism, ableism, classism, heterosexism, cisnormativity, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and/or xenophobia.

In response to these structural impediments, the School affirms the principle that individuals from all groups should have the opportunity to learn and to contribute in an environment that supports, encourages and incorporates their knowledge, insights and perspectives into our curriculum.

From the School’s perspective, education equity is a structural issue requiring an ongoing rigorous review of established norms and practices and the assumptions and values that underlay them. Education equity is consistent with, and necessary for, achieving principles of academic excellence and practice competence. The School of Social Work recognizes that is an ongoing process of development to which we are committed.

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