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January 2013

About the Bulletin

The Bulletin offers relevant notices, reminders, and deadlines for School for Social Work students. Students are encouraged to use the SSW Bulletin as a vehicle to post items that are relevant to their class or to the entire student body.

The Bulletin is updated weekly during the summer terms, and monthly throughout the fall and spring.

Next Submission Deadline: January 31st


We would like to invite students to use this vehicle to post items that are relevant to their class or to the entire student body. Submission deadlines are listed below:

Submission Deadline
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Jan 31
Feb 4
Feb 28
March 4
Mar 28
Apr 1
Apr 11
Apr 14
Apr 25
May 5


Deadlines & Important Dates


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Financial aid application deadline for 2013-2014 academic year:
Returning students (M.S.W. or Ph.D) who applied for institutional need based aid in their first year are only required to file the FAFSA in each of their remaining years. Institutional need-based aid eligibility will be determined with data provided on the 2013/14 FAFSA and all data previously collected.  

The deadline for the 2013-2014 FAFSA to be received by Smith from the Department of Education is March 18, 2013.  Forms can be found at:

Please note that while most FAFSA records only take a few days for the Department of Education to process, it can take upwards of 3 weeks for Smith to receive a FAFSA record.  Awards are processed on a rolling basis beginning in March, as the FAFSA data is received and reviewed.  Also, the Department selects a few students each year for a process known as “Verification”.   If you are selected, we will notify you of additional requirements needed to complete the process.  These additional requirements are not due by the March 18th application deadline but are necessary before aid can be awarded.


Second-summer students --

We would like to remind you that, if you have special scheduling needs in advance of BannerWeb registration in late March, there is a deadline. Please see for details. If you have questions after reading the information there, please contact

Second- and third-summer students --

Check your mail for a postcard announcing BannerWeb registration in March. Complete information is available on the SSW website starting on the course registration pages at Remember to check your Smith email regularly for important notices!

Second-summer students interested in waiving course 330, Child Development from Infancy to Adolescence in its Social Context, and taking 333, Developmental Deviations in Childhood and Adolescence, instead should consult the website at and meet the February 15, 2013, deadline. Course descriptions can be found at If you have questions after reading the information on those sites, please contact

2012 Syllabi on Moodle
At students’ request, the Office of Academic Support Services, in conjunction with the Moodle Administrator, has created a Moodle page that contains pdfs of all course syllabi for Summer 2012. To access this, follow these steps: Login to Moodle. Click on “My Courses” in the top right hand corner of the screen. Click on the link “SSW SYLLABI – SUMMER 2012”.  We hope you find this useful. 


The Bulletin will remain in place as the main vehicle for important reminders from the School. These additional channels will provide opportunities for our community to stay connected and engaged throughout the year.