If you think Clark is the place for you, then consider applying Early Decision or Early Action, options available to both U.S. and international students.
With Early Decision 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.
Application deadline: Nov. 1
Admission notification: Mid-December
Financial forms deadline: Nov. 15*
*CSS Profile for U.S. and international students; FAFSA for U.S. students
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 enrollment: Jan. 15
With Early Decision, you are strongly indicating that Clark is your first choice, which can help your application. Early Decision is a binding agreement; if you’re admitted, you must enroll at Clark and withdraw your applications to other schools. One major advantage: You will know by mid-December whether you have received merit or need-based aid from Clark.
Early Action enrollment: 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. You will know by mid-December whether you have received merit or need-based aid from Clark.
Paying for Your Education
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.