General Application Tips
The GoGarland application allows applicants to work at their own pace. Applicants can open the application, explore what is required, save and edit later. We encourage students to submit their application as soon as possible. Once an application is submitted, our admissions team begins processing the application and communicating with applicants. Meaning, the earlier you submit, the earlier we can work to make sure your application is complete and ready for review.
The following application items are required to submit the GoGarland application:
- Personal Information (Name, Address, Email, etc.)
- Academic History
- Recommendation Contact Information
- $45 Application Fee
Below is a list of terms you might hear as you navigate the Master of Social Work application process.
Helpful Terms to Know:
GoGarland Application: The GoGarland application is the application for students interested in applying to the MSW program at our residential campus in Waco, Texas. This application is completed entirely online. The application fee is $45.00.
Submit: An application is considered submitted when an applicant submits the GoGarland application and pays the $45 application fee. At this stage, the application may still be missing admission documents such as transcripts and letters of recommendation, it is considered incomplete.
GoGarland Status Page: The GoGarland status page is available to applicants upon submission of the GoGarland application. The status page allows applicants to manage their application and make sure all pieces are received by posted deadlines. From this page, applicants have access to a missing items checklist to review what pieces of their application have been received and what may still be outstanding.
Complete: An application is considered complete when all application documents required for admission have been received and processed by the Garland School of Social Work. At this stage, applications are ready to be considered for admission into the Garland School of Social Work. Click here to review standard and advanced standing application requirements. All applicants are encouraged to allow 72 hours for processing of admissions documents.
Application Deadline: Application deadlines are posted on the Admission Decision FAQ webpage. All applications that are complete by the posted deadlines will be considered for admission.