Frequently Asked Questions
The Admissions Office is responsible for evaluating transfer credits from other colleges. If you have specific questions, you may call 878-5514, visit Moot Hall, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Social Work Department Chairperson will advise you on applying any transfer credit to the Buffalo State social work major.
Questions on fulfilling the requirements for graduation should be directed to your assigned adviser. Please make an appointment with your adviser to review Degree Navigator the semester prior to your intended graduation date.
Each student is responsible for checking with the Registrar's Office, Moot Hall, about graduation filing dates.
Forms for academic appeals are available in the Academic Standards Office, Twin Rise 100.
How do I get an adviser?
Your adviser's office hours are available in the Social Work Department Office, Classroom C 115 and posted on faculty office doors and on the web at www.buffalostate.edu/socialwork/faculty.xml
When should I see my adviser?
You should make an appointment to see your adviser whenever you have personal, professional, or academic concerns to discuss. You do not have to limit your contact to preparation for registration.
What are MY responsibilities prior to seeing my adviser?
Please check in the Social Work Department Office, Classroom C 115, to make sure a file has been set up for you. You should also read over the advisement policy on page 11 of the handbook (PDF, 3MB).
What items should be in my student folder?
These materials should be in your folder: records of grade changes, copies of all academic petitions you may have filed, notice of waiver of courses, copies of your field evaluations, and any other notices which may affect your graduation status.
How do I change my adviser?
If there is a problem between you and your adviser, you should contact the Department Chairperson at 878-5705 for an appointment to discuss the matter. Changes in adviser are made in certain instances but only with the approval of the Department Chairperson.
If I still have questions about advisement, whom can I ask for help?
You should check with the department faculty or the department secretary for clarification on policies. Specific problems should be discussed with the Department Chairperson by appointment.
Can previous paid social work employment or human service internships completed at two-year schools substitute for credit in the Social Work Department?
Academic credit for life experience and previous work experience will not be given in whole or in part in lieu of the field practicum or of courses in the professional foundation.