Individual Education Plan & Non-Degree Program

The Individual Education Plan (IEP) is a structured and supportive program designed to assist students whose academic background may fall short of current admissions requirements. It allows applicants to demonstrate their ability to do academic work at 3.0 GPA or better.

The IEP is a two-phase program that initially involves taking a few courses at the post-bachelor level to achieve an honor point average of 3.0 or better. On the basis of the student's success at the post-bachelor level, we then advocate for admission into the Wayne State University Graduate School. This allows the student to enroll in a limited number of graduate social work courses in a non-degree status while waiting to apply to the MSW program. The goal is for the student to demonstrate work at a 3.0 GPA or better to help offset the original low honor point average and to strengthen the applicant file for future consideration.

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