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If you think Clark is the place for you, then consider applying Early Decision I, Early Decision II, or Early Action. These options are available to both U.S. and international students.

With Early Decision I and Early Action, you apply by Nov. 1 and learn our admissions decision by mid-December. The main difference between the two options is the strength of your commitment to Clark. Both options give you time to visit campus, get to know Clark, and meet other admitted students. You also will have more time and energy to focus on preparing for a successful transition to college.

Early Decision I/Early Action Application Deadline: Nov. 1
Early Decision I/ Early Action Financial Forms Deadline: Nov. 15*
*CSS Profile for U.S. and international students; FAFSA for U.S. students

Early Decision II Application Deadline: January 15
Early Decision II Financial Forms Deadline: January 15*
*CSS Profile for U.S. and international students; FAFSA for U.S. students

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Weighing Your Options

No matter which option you choose, your admission application is all you need to be considered for most of Clark’s merit scholarships. You are not required to submit your test scores; Clark is SAT/ACT test-optional.

Early Decision I/II

Early Decision I deposit deadline: Jan. 15
Early Decision II deposit deadline: March 15

With Early Decision I or II, you are strongly indicating that Clark is your first choice, which can help your application. Early Decision I and II are binding agreement; if you’re admitted, you must enroll at Clark and withdraw your applications to other schools.

Early Action

Early Action deposit deadline: May 1

Early Action is nonbinding. Because you may apply Early Action to other colleges and universities as well, you will have more time and flexibility to explore all your options.

Paying for Your Education

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85% of Clark students receive aid

Your admission application is all you need to be considered for most of our merit scholarships. To be considered for need-based aid, fill out the CSS Profile. U.S. students should also submit the FAFSA for federal financial aid.

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions Office
Office Hours
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday Selected Saturdays in the fall and spring