Welcome to the School of Social Work’s website for field student resources. Here you’ll find helpful forms, videos, and tips to guide you throughout your field experience. Watch the Field Director’s pre-orientation video to start learning about Field.

How to Apply for Field

Our Field Office continually strives to enhance the quality of service that we provide to you. The Social Work Information System (SWIS) is designed to provide you with a user-friendly mechanism to apply for field education. Please review the field application instructions or watch our Applying for Field Education video carefully before logging into SWIS.

We hope that you find this system to be helpful. If you have questions, please contact the Field Office.

Background Check

All students are required to complete a criminal background check before entering their field placement. If you will complete your field placement outside of Alabama, please contact the Field Office for instructions. If your field placement will be in Alabama, please follow the instructions provided in field’s Background Checklist.

Forms, Videos and Instructions

FAQs and Commonly Asked Field Questions


The University of Alabama School of Social Work is committed to making its web resources accessible to all users, and welcomes comments or suggestions on access improvements. If you are unable to access the contents of these documents, please contact (205) 348-7027 or ssw@ua.edu.