BSSW GATE 3 & Senior Field Enrollment – SOWK 465

CG • Section 16WK • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 05/30/2022

Course Description

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) requires that all social work programs have a gatekeeping process to ensure that students have a thorough understanding of the profession of social work and will be a good fit for the program and profession. The BSSW program at Liberty University includes 4 gates. All students must apply for and be approved through all 4 gates to be eligible to graduate from the Social Work Program. This SOWK 465 course includes the application process for GATE 3 and Field Enrollment Process of the Social Work Program. This course is 0 credits and is Pass/Fail. Approval through GATE 3 and completion of the Field Enrollment process indicates approval to begin Senior Field Placement (SOWK 470 or SOWK 475).

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Successfully passing this course and gaining BSSW program approval through Gate 3 and the Field Proposal Process indicates a student’s approval to be registered for Senior Field. 

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

The student will complete this assignment to ensure that eligibility requirements for the course are met.

Students complete the Disclosure Statement Form Template to acknowledge and verify and charges, convictions, citations, etc. and to grant permission to the field education staff of the BSSW program to release information from the Disclosure Statement Form Template for the purpose of arranging field placements. 

The student will assess personal readiness and current life activities and responsibilities in preparation for field placement.

The student will utilize provided information to complete a resume revision in preparation for an internship or employment.

If an Area of Needed Growth was specified in the student’s Gate Decision email, the student will need to submit the associated documentation to show that the student has been growing in that specific area. Directions are provided in the assigned Module for what to do if no Areas of Needed Growth were noted in the Gate Decision email.

The student will begin to plan for next semester in preparation for the commitment of field placement.

The students must pass with a 100% to be able to continue with this course.

The student will complete placement proposal forms and demonstrate that the placement will meet agency, task, supervision, and schedule requirements according to CSWE and LU guidelines.

The student will not submit anything for this assignment. The student's assigned field advisor will indicate whether the proposal has been approved, after the entire proposal (Forms #1-6) have been submitted correctly and completely.

The student will not submit anything for this assignment. At this point in the semester, all field proposals will have been reviewed and either approved or denied.

The student will not submit anything for this assignment. The student must successfully complete all assignments in this course and receive full approval on a field placement proposal to be eligible for Gate Approval.

The student will complete quizzes throughout the course that cover information from each assigned Learn section. Specific details are provided on each quiz.