Apply to the Professional Sequence

The Professional Sequence Application Period is CLOSED

The Fall 2014 Application available: September 5th

The Fall 2014 Application Deadline: September 26th

Acceptance Letters will be emailed to your Wildcat Account by Monday, November 17th, 2014

Current BSW Professional Sequence Students:

Current Professional Sequence students do not need to re-apply, information about Professional Sequence Application Process is sent to all SWRK Majors so that all Undergraduate students are aware of the process.

Applicants will register for Professional Sequence classes as if accepted into the program. Applicants will be contacted by the BSW Program Director once acceptance letters are sent.

Am I Ready to Apply to the Professional Sequence?

Professional Sequence Application Checklist:

  • Submit Application online
  • Scan Unofficial Transcripts
    • The transcripts you send must include all Social Work Core Courses taken or in progress. These courses may have been taken here at CSU, Chico, a community college, or other university. Please note that if you are a transfer student, you will need to download and print your Transfer Credit Report from the Portal, or access through your "portal" from your community college or other university.
      • BIOL 103/104
      • ECON 101/102/103
      • MATH 105
      • PSYC 101
      • SOCI 100
      • SWRK 170
      • SWRK 200
      • SWRK 302
    • Documents can be scanned at Rapid Graphics Copy Center in the Meriam Library, Room 204.
  • Applicants must submit a scanned copy of proof of volunteer hours verified by your agency which you have earned volunteer hours. This verification may be a letter or email from your agency. Please scan and e-mail your agency verifications to
  • Email Unofficial Transcripts and Volunteer Verifications to
    • Your Volunteer Hours Verification and your Unofficial Transcripts must be sent to by the application deadline, September 26th, 2014.
    • Please send your forms from your CSU, Chico Wildcat Email Account, the preferred correspondence of the University.


The online application must be filled out and submitted at one time. You CANNOT partially complete the application, save, and return at a later date to complete. For the Personal Statement component, you may write your answers in a Word Document (or other typing program), copy the answer, and paste the information into the space provided.

UPDATE 9/16/14:

Some applicants are experiencing difficulties when submitting their applications, ERROR: "The field contains unsupported characters. Please modify your entry"

If applicants are copying and pasting from MS Word into the application form, that might explain this issue. When copying from a Word document, a lot of hidden formatting is carried along with the copy and paste operation. If they are using Word, try saving the Word document as a plain text file and then try to copy and paste from that text. Please contact Jenny Funk with any questions.

What Do I Need to Begin the Professional Sequence Application?