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Welcome from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Student Services

Faith Johnson BonecutterOn behalf of Jane Addams College of Social Work’s Office of Academic Affairs and Student Services, I am pleased to welcome you, our current students in the Full-Time, Extended Study-PM, and Advanced Standing programs. Welcome also to our students in the Post-MSW Professional Educator License (PEL), School Social Worker Endorsement program.

The Office of Academic Affairs and Student Services is your source of information and assistance for academic and student support matters from registration to graduation.

I encourage you to visit this page often for access to various resources and documents that will be helpful to you on your journey towards your social work degree. You will find links to college and campus resources, as well as information for licensure. Be sure to carefully read the MSW Student Handbook for more detailed information on the academic policies and procedures that govern and support you through the MSW program. In this dynamic environment, things are subject to change, so visit this page often for more information about upcoming events, schedules, and deadlines related to your academic program.

In addition to the information found on our webpage, our office reaches out to keep you informed by way of JaneMail email announcements. Expect regular JaneMail emails of timely news you can use. Finally, please feel free to visit the office where our outstanding staff are available to answer your questions or point you in the right direction to resolve issues as efficiently as possible. We are dedicated to ensuring you have the best experience possible during your time at Jane Addams.

Again, welcome!! We are glad you’re here!


Faith Johnson Bonecutter

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Services

Jane Addams Student Government

JASG is a student-run organization within the Jane Addams College of Social Work. The purpose of JASG, according to its constitution is to advocate on behalf of students; promote a sense of community; ensure effective communication between students, faculty, administration, and staff; and ensure equitable representation for students in matters pertaining to student welfare.

Representing both the MSW and PhD programs, involvement in JASG facilitates student networking, develops leadership skills, and provides the opportunity to plan activities for the college. There are nine elected officers: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Student Affairs Chair, Committee Liaison, Foundation Liaison, MSW/MPH Liaison, Part-Time Program Liaison, and PhD Liaison.

JASG Constitution | Office: ETMSW 448 | Phone: (312) 355-1341 | Email: | 

2018-19 Student Government Officers

President: Rebecca Ozaki –

Vice-President: Natalie Polupan –

Treasurer: Michael O’Connell

Student Affairs Chair: Keila Mexicano

Committee Liaison: Mariana Puentes

Part-time Program Liaison: Anna Todd

MSW/MPH Liaison: TBD

Foundation (Generalist) Year Liaison: Ayaa Mahmoud

PhD Liaison: Helene Brou



Download the application here and carefully read the instructions.

Certification of Education Form

Complete the applicant section of the Certification of Education form (two pages) then forward it to Ms. Veronica Stanfield who will complete the remaining sections. Please let her know if you prefer she contact you when it is ready for pick up or if you want it mailed to you.

Mailing Address 

ATTN: Veronica Stanfield

UIC Jane Addams College of Social Work

1040 W. Harrison St. (MC 309)

4th Floor, Suite 4329

Chicago, IL 60607

Fax Number

(312) 996-1852

Mail Application

Per application instructions, submit your application and fee payment to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

Once the IDFPR processes your application they will send you a letter with information on how to proceed forward.

Additional Information

IDPFR Technical Assistance Unit: (217) 782-8556

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

National Association of Social Work – IL, Licensure Steps

Association of Social Work Boards

Professional Educator License, School Social Worker Endorsement

Preparation for Licensure 

Register for and pass the school social worker content area exam through the Illinois Licensure Testing System.

Complete field placement hours and coursework.

Create an educator licensure information system account (ELIS). ISBE and JACSW will post all related licensure information and documents to this account. You will also use this account to apply for your license.

The college licensure officer will provide you with a blue information form during the fall semester that you will fill out and return to her.

Application for Licensure

Wait for the licensure officer to entitle you and confirm you have met the license requirements (you will receive email confirmation in early June informing you to proceed with the online application process through your ELIS account).

Submit your online application and pay the associated fee.

You will be able to view your license number immediately upon completion of the application process. You will also be given the option to print a final document, providing you have completed the process. This is your proof to use with potential employers.

Once your license has been issued you will need to register it through your ELIS account. The registration period is five years and the fee is $50.

Complete the professional development requirements during the five year period of validity. Every cycle you must renew your license through ELIS. Once your license is renewed you must also register it for another five year period by submitting the applicable fee via ELIS.

If you experience difficulty navigating ELIS please call ISBE at 217-557-6763. Potential employers can also verify your license history and pending licenses through the public search portal

Download this brief PowerPoint presentation that describes the “entitlement” process and provides information to assist you to prepare and apply for your Professional Educator License (PEL), School Social Worker.

The entitlement application may be downloaded here.

Job Opportunities

UICcareers is UIC’s official online recruiting system curated just for UIC students. It has over 23,000+ employers registered to list jobs with us, with thousands of active part-time, temporary, summer internships, full-time entry level, and experienced opportunities listed at any given time.

Students can activate their profiles by entering their full UIC email including and password when logging in on the student sign-in. If students are first time users or do not know their password, they must click on the “forgot password” link to request a new one, and then check their UIC email account for instructions.

To learn more about UICcareers and potential opportunities click here.

P: (312) 996-3034 | F: (312) 996-1852

1040 W. Harrison St. (MC 309), 4th Floor, Suite 4329, Chicago, IL 60607

Upcoming Events

Current MSW Student Timeline

Spring 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019 - Instruction begins

Monday, January 21, 2019 - Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, no classes

Friday, January 25, 2019 - Last day to add/drop a course or make section changes, withdraw from the University and receive a 100% refund, or complete late registration. NOTE: courses dropped after this date will have a grade of “W” appear on transcript.

Friday, January 25, 2019 - Last day to apply online for fall semester 2019 graduation

Friday, March 22, 2019 - Last day to DROP courses with college permission and receive a grade of “W” on transcript

Mon.-Fri, March 25-29, 2019 - Spring Vacation, no classes

Friday, May 3, 2019 - Instruction ends

Mon.-Fri., May 6-10, 2019 - Final examinations

Friday, May 10, 2019 - Commencement

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - Final Grades Due

Summer 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019 - Instruction begins

Friday, June 21, 2019 - Last day to add/drop a course or make section changes, withdraw from the University and receive a 100% refund, or complete late registration. NOTE: courses dropped after this date will have a grade of “W” appear on transcript.

Friday, June 21, 2019 - Last day to apply online for summer semester 2019 graduation

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - Independent Day holiday, no classes

Friday, July 19, 2019 - Last day to DROP courses with college permission and receive a grade of “W” on transcript

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - Instruction ends

Thur.-Fri., August 8-9, 2019 - Final examinations

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