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SOWK 465: Gate 3 Course

SOWK 465: Gate 3

Gate 3

SOWK 465 (Gate 3) is the field enrollment process for SOWK 470: Senior Field Experience or SOWK 475: Senior Field Experience- Part 1. Gate 3 is a prerequisite for Senior Field and must be successfully completed in the semester before when the student intends to complete Senior Field Experience.



You are eligible to apply for SOWK 465 (Gate 3) once you have met the following criteria:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Successful completion of
    • SOWK 294 (Gate 1 Approval)
    • SOWK 365 (Gate 2 Approval)
  • Successful completion (C or higher) or current enrollment in the prerequisite courses for Gate 3 during the semester you are enrolled in SOWK 465:
    • PSYC 354
    • SOWK 325
    • SOWK 350
      • SOWK 370
      • SOWK 431*


    *Effective Fall 2020

The first assignment due in each Gate course is submitting a Degree Completion Plan Audit (DCPA) to ensure that the student meets the eligibility requirements for the course. If the DCPA does not reflect successful completion (C or higher) or current enrollment for each of the appropriate Gate prerequisite courses, the student will not be eligible to successfully complete the course. If the student is unable to successfully complete the course, he/she will need to re-enroll for the course in a later semester.


Effective Fall 2019, students will register for the Gate courses through A.S.I.S.T in the same manner that registration for traditional classes are done. Hybrid/Online students can also be registered for Gate courses by contacting LUO Advising. Students must register for these courses by the registration deadlines for A term courses set by the Registrar’s office.

Gate Handbook

For more detailed information about the Gate Process, please review the B.S. in Social Work Gate Handbook.

Senior Field Experience

For more information on the required Senior Field Experience, please review the Field Experiences webpage.

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