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Undergraduate - Social Work

Founded in 1917, the School of Social Work is one of the largest accredited, comprehensive social work programs in the U.S. Offering bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and combined degrees, as well as certificate programs, the school prepares future professional social workers as practitioners, scholars and leaders. U.S. News & World Report ranks it among the nation’s top 30 graduate social work programs.

Jumpstart your career in social work through the VCU Global Student Success Program, a program designed specifically for international student success.

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About the GSSP

The Undergraduate Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is equivalent to the first year of a bachelor’s degree program. The GSSP consists of for-credit coursework and provides an academic and cultural bridge from your high school experience to studying at Virginia Commonwealth University.

When you successfully complete the GSSP, you will move directly into the second year of your undergraduate degree program at the Virginia Commonwealth University.

Program benefits:

  • VCU student from day one
  • No SAT or ACT required for admission
  • Receive academic credits toward your VCU degree
  • Small class sizes and additional student support provided

Progression requirements

  • Overall GPA of 2.0
  • Minimum number of credits: 30

If students do not place into the math or writing course (based on university's assessment scores), an additional semester may be necessary. Courses also subject to change.

School of Social Work

  • Social Work, B.S.W.

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