Undergraduate Admissions

U.S. Early Action: Advanced Placement

First-year students may be awarded a maximum of 4 units of credit (one semester) for AP credit and/or credit from college courses taken while in high school.

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

Advanced credit (AP) is defined as one unit of degree credit assigned for a score of 4 or 5 on a College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) AP examination taken after completion of an AP course and before the student formally matriculates. No more than one semester (four units) may be granted in AP credit.

Credit from College Courses taken while in high school

First-year students may receive credit for college work with grades of C or better completed prior to matriculation at Clark University, if that credit is in a content area deemed academically acceptable to Clark and is from an accredited college or university.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

Students who present an IB diploma and who also earn a minimum of 36 composite points, with a score of 5 or higher in all six of their IB examinations, will receive eight Clark units (one full year). Students who present an IB diploma (a minimum of 24 composite points) will receive four Clark units (one semester). Students who do not complete the full IB diploma will receive one Clark unit for each higher level examination with a score of 5 or better, up to a maximum of four Clark units (one semester).