Pathway Summary


Pathway ID
Pathway Title
Social Service Worker 2-year College Diploma to Honours Bachelor of Social Work
Pathway Last Updated

Sending Institution Information

Sending Institution
Fleming College
Education, Community and Social Services
Program Area
Community/Child/Youth Education/Interventions/Services
Program Title
Social Service Worker

Receiving Institution Information

Receiving Institution
Wilfrid Laurier University
Arts, Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Program Area
Community, Social Services/Social Work/Interventions
Program Title
Honours Bachelor of Social Work

Contact Procedures

Wilfrid Laurier University

Brantford Campus

73 George Street

Brantford, ON N3T 2Y3

519-756-8228 ext. 5777

Pathway Details

Terms for renewal or cancellation

The agreement shall be continuous from year to year; however, either party may terminate the agreement at any time. Students enrolled at Laurier's Brantford Campus at the time of any change shall be allowed to complete their degree based on the original terms of this transfer pathway.

Eligibility for Pathway

Graduates of an eligible 4 semester (2 year) Ontario College Social Service Worker Diploma program with a minimum 75% cumulative average are eligible to apply to the Honours Bachelor of Social Work program at Laurier's Brantford Campus. In addition to the minimum admissions average, applicants may be required to have program specific prerequisites.  For a full list of prerequisites please visit

Credit transfer

Students who graduate from an Ontario College with an eligible Social Service Worker Diploma with an overall average of 75% or higher are eligible for full time admissions to the Honours Bachelor of Social Work program at Wilfrid Laurier University's Brantford Campus.  Although the minimum average is 75%, this is a competitive entry program and a higher average may be required.

Eligible applicants will receive a maximum total of 7.0 transfer credits amounting to about 3 semesters (1.5 academic years) of full time study:  3.5 Social Work transfer credits and 3.5 elective credits. It is recommended that students not take more than 2.0 credits per term.

Credits that must be achieved at the receiving institution

Students must complete the remaining 13.0 credits of the Honours Bachelor of Social Work Degree as outlined in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar.

Anticipated normal schedule of student progression

Students taking a typical full time course load can complete the 4-year degree program in 3 years as outlined in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar.

Credential(s) to be granted on successful completion of all required components

Honours Bachelor of Social Work

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