The application process to an accelerated degree program will vary depending on when you will graduate from your undergraduate program.
If you plan to graduate with your undergraduate degree in May of 2014, you should have already submitted Part 1 of your application during the spring semester of your junior year. To complete the process of applying to your accelerated degree program, please fill out Part 2 of your application and submit it to the appropriate department.
If you are in your first-year, sophomore or junior year and plan to pursue an the Accelerated BA/Master's Degree program, the application process has been changed from previous years.
The application process
Once you are ready to begin your application to an accelerated degree program at Clark:
- Create an account on our online portal to start your application. Make sure to select the application period for the year you start your fifth year. (For example, current juniors who will be graduating from their undergraduate program in May 2015 should select 2015 for their application type).
- Follow instructions within the portal to complete the application form for your specific program, including uploading additional credentials as required. You will need to submit your complete application by May 1.
- Meet with the program adviser of the degree program you plan to pursue and have the Accelerated Degree Program Adviser Form signed and submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office by May 1.
- Monitor the status of your application via the online application portal to ensure all of your credentials were received and review your decision notices.
You should plan to begin your application during the spring of your junior year, prior to May 1.
If you are planning to study abroad during the spring of your junior year, you can still begin your application online. You should make plans to have your adviser form completed either before you leave or make arrangements with the program adviser to have the form completed via email.
What happens next?
The Academic Advising Office determines eligibility for the accelerated degree program and will notify you at the end of your junior year, and again at the end of your senior year, whether you have retained eligibility for the tuition scholarship. Acceptance into the graduate program is provisional until the end of the senior year and is determined by the Dean of Graduate Studies based on the recommendation of the master's program.
Students studying abroad are encouraged to complete their coursework requirements including submission of final paper to their Clark faculty sponsor as early as possible to avoid delays in receiving information about eligibility.
If you have questions...
If you are currently enrolled in the undergraduate program, you should direct any questions to the Academic Advising Office, LEEP Center, Dana Commons, (508) 793-7468. If you are currently enrolled in an accelerated graduate degree program, contact Denise Robertson, Graduate School Coordinator (508) 793-7676).