Undergraduate Admissions

U.S. Early Decision: Overview

Students who are certain that Clark is their first-choice institution are strongly encouraged to apply Early Decision. Clark's deadline for Early Decision (ED) is November 1. Students who apply by the deadline will receive early notification of their admission decision in mid-December. All admitted students will be notified of any merit scholarships that they were awarded at the time of decision. Any Early Decision student who also submits the CSS Profile by the November 1 deadline will receive an estimate of their need-based financial aid package when they receive their admission letter.

Because Early Decision is a binding agreement, any student admitted in the ED round must commit to enrolling at Clark University by submitting their nonrefundable deposit and withdrawing any remaining applications to other schools.

If your application is complete by November 1, including an official high school transcript, standardized test scores, and letters of recommendation, the Admissions Committee will notify you of a decision by mid-December. Students who submit their applications to Clark by November 1, but do not have all necessary documents in by the deadline will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis.