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Field Experience: School of Social Work: Applying to Field - Meditrek

Field Experience Application Process

Field Experience Application Steps

Step 1: Identify your Field Experience start date by contacting Student Success Advising. It is important to know when you are scheduled to begin your field education courses. You'll be asked to choose a term start on your field application.

Step 2: Apply for Field in Meditrek.

MSW Students - Meditrek login credentials were sent the first quarter of your enrollment with the subject line, “Walden University School of Social Work and Human Services: Your Meditrek account information.” If you did not receive your login credentials, please contact us at

BSW Students - Meditrek login credentials were sent from the first quarter of your enrollment with the subject line, “Walden University School of Social Work and Human Services: Your Meditrek account information.” If you did not receive your login credentials, please contact us at

Important Field Process Dates and Deadlines*

Field Quarter

Application Deadline

Lead Agency Form Deadline

Field Placement Deadline

Term Start Date

Term End Date

Spring 2021

December 14, 2020

January 4, 2021

February 10, 2021

March 1, 2021

May 16, 2021

Summer 2021

March 15, 2021

April 5, 2021

May 12, 2021

May 31, 2021

August 15, 2021

Fall 2021

June 14, 2021

July 5, 2021

August 11, 2021

August 30, 2021

November 14, 2021

Winter 2021

September 13, 2021

October 4, 2021

November 10, 2021

November 29, 2021

February 13, 2022

Spring 2022

December 13, 2021

January 3, 2022

February 9, 2022

February 28, 2022

May 15, 2022

Summer 2022

March 14, 2022

April 4, 2022

May 11, 2022

May 30, 2022

August 14, 2022

For information about the Skills Lab and to learn when Residency will be, please select this link.

General Instructions for MSW and BSW students

  • To submit your application packet, you must submit: application, resume, certificate of insurance, and Home Visit Waiver Form. All parts must be complete before your application can be reviewed.

  • It is recommended to upload and assign your documents first, then complete your application form. ‚Äč

Step 3: If all parts of the packet are correct, watch for your application approval email that has instructions for submitting the name of your agency of choice. If any part of your packet needs work, you’ll be sent a request to correct and resubmit.

Your application packet is NOT complete if you do not click the "submit" button. 

*A Note About Deadlines:

  • Application Deadline: This is the date your four-part application packet is due in Meditrek. You can submit your packet earlier than this date; however, the review may be delayed if you’re submitting your application early.
    • We usually begin processing next quarter packets at the previous quarters Lead Agency Form deadline.
  • Lead Agency Form Deadline: This is the date a prospective agency should be submitted in Meditrek by. The internship doesn’t need to be secured by then, but you should contact the agency prior to submitting their information.
    • You’ll be assigned a Field Education Coordinator after the Lead Agency Form is submitted.
  • Field Placement Deadline: This is the final deadline to have an approved internship. Your Field Education Coordinator partners with you to ensure sites can provide an appropriate Field Experience as outlined by the CSWE guidelines. Site paperwork and task conversations must be completed prior to this date.

We'll need the following information:

  • Application Form
    • Identifying information such as your Student ID, address, contact information, etc.
    • Emergency contact information
  • Current resume
    • Professional, appropriate to share with agencies
  • A certificate of professional liability insurance (which will denote the coverage amount and dates of coverage).
    • You are required to purchase professional liability insurance to cover both quarters of your Field Experience. Coverage is valid for one year from purchase date.
      • You may purchase the insurance from whichever company you choose. NASW offers liability insurance at a student rate when you become a member ( You may also contact American Professional Agency (
      • Students are required to maintain liability insurance with a single limit of no less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence and three million dollars ($3,000,000) annual aggregate.
  • Home Visit Waiver Form (linked below)

Please note the following pre-requisite courses that must be completed prior to beginning Field Experience:

BSW: All Courses AND Skills Lab

Foundation: SOCW 6101, SOCW 6200, SOCW 6210, and Skills Lab 1

Concentration: SOCW 6510, SOCW 6060, SOCW 6090, and Skills Lab 2 (Concentration is usually the final two quarters of the program.)

Click here to apply: Link to Meditrek.

The Field Office will review your application materials. If additional information is required, you will be notified via email. If your packet is complete, it will be approved.  You will receive an approval email with instructions for submitting the name of your agency of choice.  

You'll submit your agency of choice in Meditrek using the Lead Agency Form during week 5 of your Skills Lab course.  

The Lead Agency Form allows you to enter the name of the agency where you are interested in interning.  You are required to provide the following:  Agency Name, Contact Person, Phone Number, and Email Address.

After our office receives your completed Lead Agency Form, you'll be assigned a Field Education Coordinator who will reach out to you and your agency of choice.

Follow-up Questions:

MSW students contact

BSW Students contact