Second Summer Registration
The deadline to waive out of or apply transfer credit toward a second-summer required course is December 15th. Please be sure to complete the required forms by this deadline.
Add/Drop for Returning Students
Initial add/drop for Summer Term 1 and Summer Term 2 will be 8 :00 am EST on May 4 through 12 noon EST on May 18. A secondary add/drop for both terms will begin at 8:00 a.m. EST, Monday June 1, 2015 and end at 3:00 p.m. EST, Thursday, June 4th. The last add/drop (for Term 2 only) will begin at 8:00 a.m. EST, Monday, July 13, 2015 and end at 3:00 p.m. EST, Thursday July 16, 2015.
Add/drop is done on a first come, first served basis, and add requests are only processed when there is an available seat open in the class. Every returning student will receive a link to complete an add/drop form the Friday before the process begins.
For more information, visit http://www.smith.edu/ssw/registrar_registration.php
Before reading specific registration instructions for your class, please make sure you are familiar with the School policies regarding course and graduation requirements as well as general registration information outlined at http://www.smith.edu/ssw/registrar_registration.php. We suggest you read this document through at least once prior to elective registration.
BannerWeb Registration Dates
Second-summer students will participate in BannerWeb online registration, for electives only, starting Sunday, March 29, 2015, at 12:00 pm Eastern time. Students must have completed the process by 11:00 pm Eastern time on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. OAS staff will be available by phone and email for the first hour of registration on March 29 to answer questions (but please direct technical questions to ITS, which will also be staffed - (413) 585-4487). Staff are not able to register students by phone.
Second-summer students register for one elective in Term 1 and two electives in Term 2 that do not conflict with the required courses that have already been scheduled. Do not drop, delete or change any required courses on your record. If you do so inadvertently, please notify OAS staff at once by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), giving us your 99 number and the course you dropped or changed.
You will not be able to register until the dates and times specified above. Although OAS staff will run routine degree audits at the end of each registration period, students bear responsibility for meeting degree requirements. Note that students with holds on their records due to tuition balances owed, library fees, parking fines or late course evaluations will not be able to register until the holds are released by the appropriate office. Holds cannot be removed until normal business hours.
Changes can and often do occur after registration. If you are registered for a course that changes term or meeting time, OAS will send a notice of the change to you, attempt to register you again in the changed offering, and follow up if there is a time conflict.
Students who Cannot or Choose Not to do BannerWeb Registration
If you cannot or choose not to register during the above times, you may fax your prioritized choices - noting the CRN for each course, your name, your 99 number (all required) and course number (preferred)- before 12:00 noon on Friday, March 27, 2015, Attn: Sharyn Zuffelato, or email them to email@example.com by the same date no later than 12:00 noon Eastern Time. Both email and fax provide a date/time stamp that will be used to prioritize registration order (but you will lose your priority status if you fail to provide CRNs or your 99 number!). We are not able to register students by phone. OAS staff will begin registering you at the same time your colleagues begin BannerWeb registration. Be sure to provide a number of alternatives, as OAS staff cannot choose electives for you, and make sure there are no time conflicts in your schedule.
Second Summer Requirements
Listed below are courses second-summer students are required to take. By the time you undertake BannerWeb elective registration, you will already have been scheduled into a random section of each applicable required course.Do not drop, delete or change any required courses on your record. Abbreviations in parentheses represent the Sequence that manages the course. Course descriptions are available by clicking here.
Summer Term 1 Courses
- 301 Clinical Social Work Practice (PRAC), 2 credits
- 331 Comparative Psychodynamic Theories for Clinical Social Work Practice (HBSE), 2 credits
- 334 Racism in the United States: Implications for Social Work Practice (HBSE), 2 credits
- 380, 382 or 384 Social Work Research Methods, Introductory, Intermediate, or Advanced (RESH), 2 credits
- One elective (use the CRN to register), 2 credits
Summer Term 2 Courses
- 302 Clinical Social Work Practice, continued (PRAC), 2 credits
- 330 Child Development from Infancy to Adolescence (HBSE) 2 credits OR (if you have been pre-approved through the waiver process) 333, Developmental Deviations in Childhood and Adolescence
- 381, 383 or 385 Social Work Research Methods, Introductory, Intermediate or Advanced, continued (RESH), 2 credits
- Two electives (use the CRNs to register), 4 credits
Special Scheduling Requests for Required Courses
We understand that childcare, commuting, and part-time work can add stress to your very full academic schedule. If you have special circumstances that you would like us to consider while scheduling your required courses (the registration for which takes place prior to BannerWeb elective registration), please submit your request (click here) to the Office of Academic Support Services (firstname.lastname@example.org or fax, (413) 585-7994). Such requests must arrive at OAS by 4:00 pm Eastern Time on Monday, February 23, 2015, in order to be considered.
As a second-summer student, you need to start meeting the FOAMS (required elective) requirements. You should try to take as many as possible so that, by your third summer when the process is very competitive, you will have more options. Courses coded "3rd sum" on elective listings are available to third-summer students only. Open courses for your class will be posted here around mid-March.
A course designated a certain FOAMS category one year (e.g., "F") may be changed the following year by the Chair (to, e.g., "F/S"); the course will only fulfill requirements of the old designation (e.g., "F" in the above example). Note: Designations are in progress in the fall, prior to each term. In late spring, a pdf of active summer elective listings will be published to this website.
For full course descriptions click here.
A course designated a certain FOAMS category one year (e.g., "F") may be changed the following year by the Chair (to, e.g., "F/S"); the course will only fulfill requirements of the old designation (e.g., "F" in the above example).
Please note: Bracketed courses are not offered this year but may be on your transcript from a previous year. This site will contain the most up-to-date information.
New electives must run for three years before they are considered for addition to the permanent online course listings.
(F) Field of Practice Policy
0338, 0342, *0360, *0361, *0362, *0363, *0366, *0371, *0372, [*0377], *0561, *0562, *5535
(O) Oppressed Populations
*0312, 0316, *0318, 0327, 0341, 0351, *0364, *0366, *0375, [*0376], [*0377], 0390, *0397, , *0533 (Dismantling Institutional Racism section), *0560, *0561, *0562, [*0590], [*0591], *0592, 0595, [*5534]
(A) Advanced Social Theory
, *0312, *0314, *0315, [*0318], 0322, , , 0350, *0397, , , *0599, [*5534], *5535, *5536
(M) Multiperson Modality
0306, 0307, , 0309, *0314, *0315, 0317, 0324, 0326, , *5536
(S) Social Welfare Policy Elective [*0318], *0360, *0361, *0362, *0363, *0364, , *0371, *0372, 0373, 0374, *0375, [*0376], [*0377], *0533 (Dismantling Institutional Racism section), *0560, *0561, *0562, [*0590], [*0591], *0592, *0599
These electives, coded "Free" count toward the degree but not toward the FOAMS: 0311, 0313, 0320, , 0335, 0337, , 0339, 0340, 0343, 0365, 0388, , , , 0506, 0514, , 0533 (most sections), 0534, , , , , 0549, 0581, , 0597
*A course that is cross-listed (e.g., O/S). A cross-listed course may not be used to satisfy two options in your schedule.
FOAMS designation changes:
Course 0324 - prior to summer 2014, the course was designated as a FREE elective and you must use it as such. Currently the course is designated as an "M".
Course 5536 - prior to summer 2014, the course was designated as an "A" only and you must use it as such. Currently the course is designated as an "A/M".
Course 397 - prior to the upcoming registration (summer 2015), the course was designated as an "O". For summer 2015, the course is designated as an "O/A".
Course 338 - prior to the upcoming registration (summer 2015), the course was designated as a "Free. For summer 2015, the course is designated as an "F".
Course 341 - previously a Free elective; changed to an "O".
Transferring and Waiving Courses
If you have completed course work elsewhere that closely aligns with the description of any of the above required courses and that has not already been transferred to your record, you may petition for transfer credit (see Master's Program Handbook, section 200.12). In order to ensure that you are placed properly in your courses, please submit materials and the form to OAS no later than December 15, 2014. You may also petition to waive a course and replace it with an elective; this deadline is also December 15, 2014. Students should not attempt to transfer and waive the same course. If you are approved for transfer credit or waiver and are already registered, OAS staff will work with you to adjust your schedule.
Petition for transfer credit (Writable PDF when opened with Adobe Reader)
Petition to Waive a Required Course (Writable PDF when opened with Adobe Reader)
Petition to waive 330 (PDF)
Please note the deadlines on the forms. Your request has a better chance of being considered if you meet the deadline.