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Application Deadline: May 1 of your junior year*

Plan to begin your application during the spring of your junior year, prior to May 1*. If you will be studying abroad during the spring of your junior year, you should make plans to have your accelerated degree adviser form completed before you leave, or make arrangements with the program adviser to have the form completed via email.

Follow the steps below to apply to an accelerated degree program at Clark:

  1. Meet with the adviser of the degree program you plan to pursue.  Once you have applied, your adviser will complete the online ADP Adviser form and will submit it to the Graduate Admissions Office by May 1*.  (The name of the program adviser is found at the bottom of the program page in the academic catalog.)
  2. Create an account on our online application 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 2020 should select 2020 for their application type).
  3. Follow instructions within the portal to complete the application for your specific program, and upload additional credentials as required. You must submit your completed application by May 1*.
  4. Monitor the status of your application via the online application portal to ensure all of your credentials were received, and to review your decision notices.

Accelerated MBA applicants: Please note that a new application requirement has been added; all applicants must complete an informational interview and reflection essay along with the required personal statements. This is due by May 1* along with all other application requirements. An outline of this requirement is available here. Please contact Laura Burgess at with questions.

*or November 1 if the second semester of your junior year is in the fall semester

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 is considered provisional until you have been admitted to your chosen program and have continued to meet the GPA requirement through the end of your senior year.

Students studying abroad are encouraged to complete their coursework requirements, including submission of any final papers, as early as possible to avoid delays in receiving information about eligibility.

Students must complete and submit the application to the Accelerated B.A./Master’s Degree Program through the online portal. Please visit the academic catalog to learn more about our policies.

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