Registering for classes
We know that one of the most exciting parts of planning to attend graduate school is figuring out what classes you are going to take first. At Clark, we want to make sure we support you to ensure that you start off on the right foot, so you will work with your advisers during orientation (or prior to the start of the semester, if your program has no formal orientation) to register for your first classes. However, there are a few things you can take care of in advance.
Clear your Clark account
You will receive your first-semester bill in July for fall admits and December for spring admits, which is based on the average course load for a student in your program. You will have approximately 24 calendar days prior to the start of classes to satisfy your bill. After your due date, your account will also be noted with a "hold," which is not removed until you have satisfied your bill. Once you have cleared your account (by paying your bill or contacting Student Accounts about special arrangements), this hold will be removed from your record.
Review academic requirements and course offerings
Your academic adviser will work with you to ensure that you understand your degree requirements and take the right classes, but it is a good idea to do some of your own research too. Take time to review the recommended course loads and core required classes for your program, as well as the courses being offered this semester. If you like, prepare a draft schedule that you can discuss with your adviser during orientation.
Note that some programs, specifically the M.A. in Teaching and the M.S. in Finance, have very specific requirements, and your options for registration will be limited during your first semester.
I have to take a waiver exam, when will that happen? (M.S.A. students only)
New M.S.A. students who are informed of their eligibility to take waiver exams (see your Waiver Evaluation Form, found in your online admit letter) will have the option of taking these exams at scheduled times during Orientation. The non-refundable fee for each exam is $50. The Waiver Exam Study Guide will inform you of the topic areas for each test.
If you still have questions...
All questions about course requirements, the registration process, or class offerings should be sent to your program contact.