MSW Application Status

After you have submitted your online application, the Graduate School will send you an email on accessing MyUW, where you can check the status of your application with your NetID and password. If you have not yet activated your UW-Madison NetID, goto


It is your responsibility to see that your application is complete by the admission deadline.


For more information, review the Graduate School FAQs.


Application Issues

If there are any issues with your application after you submit it, such as missing materials or materials that were submitted incorrectly, we will notify you.


Due to the increase in volume of submitted applications near the deadline, it could take up to four weeks for our admissions staff to check off receipt of your materials and identify any application issues. We highly recommend you submit your application early so that any issues can be identified and addressed prior to the deadline. After the deadline has passed, applications with identified issues will be considered incomplete and not be reviewed.


Admission Decisions

Applicants to the Full-Time MSW Program will be notified throughout early March.


Applicants to the Part-Time MSW Program will be notified approximately 8 weeks after submitting their complete application.


School of Social Work Notification

You will receive an email with a letter attached from the School of Social Work informing you of the MSW Admissions Committee's decision regarding your application. If the Committee recommends that you be accepted, the letter will also include notification that we have submitted your name to the Graduate School for final approval for admission.


The Graduate School Notification

When the Graduate School approves the School's recommendation of acceptance, they will notify you via email with an acceptance letter attached. The letter contains your Campus/Student ID number, which you originally received in an email from the Graduate School upon completing your application. This ID number is required for future correspondence with the School and University.


It is critical that you carefully read and follow all instructions from these correspondences. Please retain these communications for future reference.

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