READY TO TAKE YOUR OWN PERSONALIZED CLARK JOURNEY?
Congratulations! We're all very excited to welcome you to campus.
We hope the information on these pages will answer your questions, so please take a moment to review the details below. If at any time you need assistance, we encourage you to get in touch with your program contact. This is the person within your program who will be helping you to make the transition to Clark.
To start, we recommend reviewing our pre-arrival checklist to get an overall sense of what you'll need to be aware of as you start your career at Clark.
Your Clark Email Address
Shortly after you submitting your deposit, you'll receive instructions for activating your new Clark email address. We'll send these instructions to the email address you provided on your application. You should activate your Clark email address as soon as possible and check it regularly. Most of the important information you need to enroll at Clark will be sent to your new Clark email address.
Full-time students enrolling in the spring semester will receive information from their individual programs about orientation scheduling.
Please email your program contact if you have any questions your specific orientation.
Orientation for incoming Spring 2017 graduate students will be held January 12. Review our calendar and orientation information for additional details about departmental orientation you may be required to attend.
If you had not completed your degree at the time of your application, please send your final official transcripts (and certificate of graduation, if applicable) to the Graduate Admissions Office.
Final Official Transcripts are due:
Spring: January 1
Fall: August 1
Please keep in mind that your admission to any program is contingent upon receipt of your final official transcript. If you have questions, please contact us.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all students at any college within the state show a complete record of immunity against communicable disease. To ensure the best health for you and all Clark students, you will need to have your doctor or other health care provider complete the following Graduate Immunization Record forms:
Once you have the completed forms, you can upload them to your online account as "Immunization Forms" in your Applicant Status Page. Please make sure to bring your original immunization forms with you when you arrive to Clark for orientation. Completed immunization record forms must be submitted by the following deadlines:
Spring: December 15
Fall: July 1
I-20 Forms (for International Students Only)
All enrolling students who do not have U.S. citizenship are required to obtain an F-1 Visa to enter the United States as a student, and will need to receive an I-20 Form from Clark University in order to matriculate.
The following items are needed for an I-20 to be processed:
International Student Form (found within the application portal)
Bank statement (no more than six months old)
Signed Affidavit of Support (this is needed if bank statements are not in your name and you are not using personal funds to finance your education)
A copy of your passport
Bank statements and affidavits of support must be no more than six months old from the date of submission to be valid for I-20 production.
Please submit all of the above materials by uploading them to your online application account. For the next steps in the visa process, such as paying your Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee and scheduling an interview at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate, please read the SEVIS and F-1 Visa Instructions.
All incoming full-time graduate students for fall will be sent their first-semester tuition bill in early July, or soon after they deposit depending on whichever comes first. Please take a moment to read about our billing process, and be prepared to clear your account by early August.
Students have the option of living on campus or in privately owned off-campus apartments, of which there are several in our neighborhood. If you are interested in on-campus housing, please visit the Residential Life and Housing website for more information. If you would prefer to live off campus, you can find additional information posted there as well.
We also recommend you review our Graduate Student Guide, particularly if you are coming to the United States for the first time as a Clark student. The Guide has important information about campus resources, living at Clark and in Worcester, and tips for acclimating to graduate student life in the United States.