Graduate School of Management

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Admitted Students

Congratulations! You have been accepted to Clark University's Graduate School of Management! We look forward to accompanying you as you prepare for your journey at GSOM.

Still deciding? Check out our Student Life.

Below is some of the most essential information regarding:
Securing your space in the program »
Preparing for your arrival »
What to do once you arrive »

Academic and Events Calendars

For more detailed information regarding life as a graduate student at GSOM, how to get settled in Worcester, and other resources available to students, please consult with the Survival Guide, a comprehensive guidebook provided by Student Services.

Securing Your Space in the Program

1. Confirm your intention to enroll
Confirm your intention to enroll by submitting a non-refundable deposit by the deadline stated in your letter of admission. This enrollment deposit will reserve your space in the program. You will receive your enrollment package once you have submitted your deposit(s). Please refer to your online decision letter to view instructions on submitting your enrollment deposit.

On-Campus Housing Deposit: If you are interested in on-campus housing, you must submit both the Graduate Housing Request Form and the Graduate Housing Contract available on the Residential Life and Housing website. You are also required to submit a housing deposit which can be paid online. Please review the Survival Guide for more information about on-campus and off-campus housing options. If you have questions about this information, or would like advice or other assistance, please feel free to contact GSOM Student Services.

2. Complete and send information for your Form I-20 (International Students Only)
In order to obtain the F-1 Visa to enter the United States, you will need the I-20 form provided by the school.  The I-20 certifies to the U.S. Government that you are eligible for the F-1 student status. You must submit your enrollment deposit(s) first before your I-20 is mailed to you. The following documents are needed to process your I-20. Please feel free to upload the following documents to your record through the online portal:

  • International Student Information Sheet - submitted online
  • Bank statements - must be issued within the past six months
  • Signed Affidavit of Support - if the bank statements are not in your name
  • Copy of your passport

For more information about how to obtain an F-1 Visa, please consult with the U.S. Consulate in your home country.

3. Complete required health forms (Full-Time Students Only)

Massachusetts State Law requires all full-time students who enroll in one of the State's public or private colleges or universities to be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps and rubella, hepatitis B and meningitis. To ensure that you comply with the health requirements of the State, please review the following information, complete and return the necessary forms to Deanna Scaramangos by July 1, 2014:

  • Immunizations Introduction
  • Immunization Forms (three documents to be completed by your physician)
    • Graduate Student Immunization Record
    • Tuberculosis Risk Questionnaire
    • Meningococcal Disease and Vaccination Sheet/Waiver Form

4. Submit final transcripts
If you had not completed your undergraduate degree at the time of your application, please send your final official transcripts. We require final official transcripts (and certificate of graduation, if applicable) that show that your undergraduate degree has been awarded. Please keep in mind that your admission to any GSOM program is contingent upon receipt of your final official transcript.

5. Complete prerequisite courses and submit transcripts to the Graduate Admissions Office (MSF Students only)
If there are prerequisite courses for the program that you have not completed, you must complete these courses before arriving at Clark. Please send official transcripts from the institutions after completion to the Graduate Admissions office.

Preparing for Your Arrival

Orientation Dates

GSOM New Student Orientation for all full time GSOM Students: August 18-22, 2014

GSOM International Student Orientation: August 15, 2014

Part-time Student Orientation: TBA

We strongly recommend that you arrive in Worcester at least a few days prior to the first day of Orientation to find appropriate housing and to become settled in before Orientation activities begin. For a sampling of information about Orientation, please refer to the Enrollment & Orientation document that was created for Spring 2014.

Travel and Accommodation Plans
If you intend to reach Worcester by plane, Boston Logan International Airport is the closest international airport from Worcester and we highly recommend that students fly into Boston and take ground transportation from Boston Logan to Worcester.

Once in Boston, you can choose to take the limousine service to campus offered at discounted rates. Upon your arrival in Worcester, immediate accommodations in nearby hotels at a special discounted rate for Clark students and families are available.

Ship your belongings
The GSOM Admissions Office cannot accept or store baggage. Please do not mail any packages or boxes to our office. However, if you have a lot of luggage and would like to ship some of it prior to your arrival in Worcester, you can ship boxes through a certified carrier such as UPS or FedEx to the local UPS store in Worcester. You can consult the Survival Guide for more information.

Directions and Campus Map

Once You Arrive

Advising and Course Registration

  • Full-Time Students - Registration for incoming students will take place during Orientation. During orientation, you will have a scheduled appointment with your Academic Advisor to select your courses and create an individual academic plan. Course schedules will be posted.

  • Part-Time students - Advising and course registration will take place after you have spoken with your advisor, Kristine Norrman. If you have advising questions, please feel free to contact Kristine by email or at (508) 281-0300  to set up an appointment in person or over the phone.

Waiver Examinations (MBA Students Only)

New MBA students who are informed of their eligibility to take waiver exams (See your Waiver Evaluation Form) 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.

Classes Begin

Fall 2014:  August 25

Tuition, Fees, and Living Expense

*Fall 2014 admitted students can use this as a sample tuition guide for Fall 2014. Please be aware that tuition costs increase every year.

Financing Your Education

Financial aid in the form of scholarships and assistantships are granted at the time of acceptance only and students will be notified in their decision letter if an award has been granted. Beyond merit-based awards, graduate students often rely on loans to finance their education. Clark University's Office of Financial Assistance supports graduate students in identifying and applying for a number of loan programs. Be aware that most of the programs require that borrowers are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or have a co-signer who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Health Insurance

Massachusetts State Law mandates that all full-time students must purchase the school sponsored health plan or show proof of comparable coverage in an alternative health plan in order to enroll in Massachusetts colleges and universities. Clark's Student Health Insurance Plan provides comprehensive coverage and benefits to students. If a student has an alternate health plan with comparable coverage under his/her parents' insurance, the student may request a waiver from participating in the college sponsored student health plan. However, for an alternate health plan to be comparable to the qualifying student health plan:

  • The plan must provide to the student reasonable comprehensive coverage of health services, including preventive and primary care, emergency services, hospitalization benefits, ambulatory patient services, and mental health services throughout the school year.
  • The services covered under the alternate health plan must be reasonably accessible for all health services to the student in the area where the student attends school. In addition, a school may not waive participation for students with coverage from insurance carriers outside the U.S. and coverage by foreign National Health Service programs.

For information about health insurance for international students, please refer to Clark's Health Insurance Waiver Information for International Students and the Health Insurance Waiver Appeal Form for International Students links. For domestic students, please find health insurance enrollment and waiver forms at the following link. If you have questions about Clark's Health Insurance, please feel free to refer to the FAQs.

Employment

Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are permitted to work on or off-campus. For detailed guidelines regarding employment for international students, please consult with the Office of Intercultural Affairs.

Clark University Bookstore

The Clark University Bookstore carries all the books that students will need in the forms of new, used, rental, or digital books. The Bookstore also offers a range of Clark merchandise. Students can stop by the bookstore or make purchases at the Clark University Online Store.

Discover Worcester

You will spend 1.5 to 2 years living and learning in the city of Worcester. As the second largest city in New England with a population of 176,000, Worcester has a lot to offer in terms of dining, shopping and opportunities to get involved with local politics and social action organizations.