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If you’re ready for the next step in your college journey, we welcome you to apply to Clark. U.S. and international students are eligible to transfer to Clark for full-time enrollment in the fall or spring.

We encourage you to visit campus to see for yourself if Clark could be your next college “home”! We offer a number of visit options, including an opportunity to speak one-on-one with a current Clark student or to meet with the transfer coordinator. Your application serves as your application for our merit scholarships. If you wish to apply for need-based aid, please fill out a CSS Profile.

Fall Admissions:

Application deadline: Rolling February – May (July 1 for Fall 2020 entry)
Admission notification: Rolling February – May (July 15 for Fall 2020 entry)
Financial forms deadline: Apply at the same time as your application for admission
*CSS Profile for U.S. and international students; FAFSA for U.S. students

Spring Admissions:

Application deadline: Rolling September 1 – November 1 (opens early June 2020 for Spring 2021 entry)
Admission notification: Rolling October 1 – December 1 (July 1 – December 1, 2020 for Spring 2021 entry)
Financial forms deadline: Apply at the same time as your application for admission
*CSS Profile for U.S. and international students; FAFSA for U.S. students

Application Checklist

Are You a Transfer Student?

No matter where you live or go to college, we consider you a transfer student if any of the following are true:

  • You are currently enrolled in a degree- or certificate-seeking program, inside or outside the United States; or
  • You have studied full-time at a college or university in the U.S. or abroad, even if you withdrew before receiving grades; or
  • You are enrolled in, or have completed, a program at a two-year college. Clark has articulation agreements with Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester and Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner.

We don’t consider you a transfer student if:

  • You are enrolled in college courses to complete a high school diploma.
  • You want to attend Clark part-time or for night classes; in that case, contact Clark’s School of Professional Studies.

What We Look For

Clark is a test-optional school; we do not require you to submit ACT or SAT scores. If you do submit SAT or ACT scores, you can self-report them by emailing a screenshot of the scores to If English is not your first language, we require you to submit TOEFL, Duolingo, IELTS, SAT, or ACT scores via testing services. Read more about our English Proficiency requirements.

The Admissions Committee considers your academic and personal potential, including:

  • College grades
  • Academic references
  • Personal statement
  • Co-curricular activities
  • High school record
  • Optional interview

Apply Now

Are you ready to join our Clark community? We welcome you to apply. Take the first step toward your future at Clark by submitting the transfer application.

Transfer App

Transferring Credits

This should be completed by the registrar, dean of students, or another college official who has access to the student’s records. We only need one report per student, from the most recent college attended.

Download College Report Form

This form gives us information about your current classes. If you are currently enrolled in your first term of college, this report is required. For all other students, it is optional. (You may want to submit this report if your grades in current classes are part of an upward trajectory.)

Download Mid-Term-Report Form

Clark has articulation agreements with two colleges in the area, which offer guidelines to make transferring course credit between their two-year liberal arts programs and Clark’s four-year B.A. program a straightforward process. If you meet these and all other Clark admissions criteria, you have a general guarantee of admission.

To qualify, you must:

  • Attend Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester or Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner.
  • Earn an associate’s degree in liberal studies and have a GPA above 3.0.
  • Have taken several courses above 100-level or equivalent.
  • Complete a transfer application to Clark by May 1 for the fall semester or Nov. 1 for the spring semester.

For specific program details, please contact the transfer coordinator at your college, or Clark’s transfer coordinator.

If you are a U.S. student or international student transferring from an American college or university, up to 50 percent of Clark’s degree and major requirements may be accepted in transfer. That means you may be able to transfer up to 64 credits (or 16 Clark units). You have to complete at least two academic years at Clark in order to receive a Clark degree.

You will receive Clark credit for most liberal arts courses taken at regionally accredited colleges or universities as long as you earned a grade of C or better. You will be given a transfer credit evaluation at the time of admission. Outside seminars, internships, and remedial or vocational coursework are not transferable to Clark’s curriculum. Online courses will be considered for credit if taken through a regionally accredited institution and only with a grade of C or better.

Transfer Credit Evaluation Form

International students transferring from U.S. colleges and universities can submit their U.S. transcripts directly to Clark.

International students applying for transfer admission from colleges and universities outside the United States must submit their academic records to a foreign credential evaluation service (see below) to receive transfer credit from Clark. This service provides information to assist in determining a student’s GPA relative to the American grading system, the transfer eligibility of university-level coursework, and the determination of class standing. Securing the evaluation and costs associated are your responsibility. An application without this evaluation will not be considered for admission.

Suggested foreign credential evaluation services:

SpanTran: The Evaluation Company

Request an Evaluation

Center for Educational Documentation

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.

Educational Perspectives

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Education Consultants

World Education Services

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