If you aren’t finding what you need at your current college or university, 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 invite you to visit campus to see if Clark is a good match for you. 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 application deadline: May 1
Fall admission notification: June 1
Fall financial forms deadline: May 15*
*CSS Profile for U.S. and international students; FAFSA for U.S. students

Spring application deadline: Nov. 1
Spring admission notification: Dec. 1
Spring financial forms deadline: Nov. 15*
*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:

  • 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 English is not your first language, we require you to submit TOEFL, 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 — a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Academic references
  • Personal statement
  • Co-curricular activities
  • Part of your high school record — typically eight courses — only if you have completed less than one full year of college

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 filling out the Common Application.

COMMON APP

Transferring Credits

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 15 for the fall semester or Nov. 1 for the spring semester (application fee waived).

Approved Courses (by college):

  • Quinsigamond Community College (pdf)
  • Mount Wachusett Community College (pdf)

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.

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

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
414-289-3400
eval@ece.org

World Education Services
212-966-6311
info@wes.org

Educational Perspectives
312-421-9300
info@edperspective.org

Center for Educational Documentation
617-338-7171
info@cedevaluations.com

Contact Information

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions Office
  • 3 Maywood Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
  • 508-793-7431
Office Hours
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday Selected Saturdays in the fall and spring