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Welcome Accepted Graduate Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Clark University! We look forward to welcoming you. The Graduate Admissions team, along with the entire Clark community, is here to support you as you move forward with this process. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Follow this checklist to prepare for your enrollment at Clark University.

  1. Confirm your enrollment: Accept your offer of admission and pay your tuition deposit to secure your place in your program. Once your deposit has been processed, you will receive instructions from the Graduate Admissions Office on how to activate your Clark email account. Be sure to check your Clark email. You cannot register for classes without activating your Clark email account.
  2. International students — receive your I-20: After you accept the offer of admission and pay the enrollment deposit, the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) will invite you to the ISSO Portal, where you will upload your student documents:
  • A copy of your passport identification page
  • Bank statement (no more than six months old)
  • If the bank statement is not in your name, you must complete the Clark University Signed Affidavit of Support form.

Once all appropriate documents are received and reviewed, the ISSO will issue an I-20 or DS-2019 form so you can apply for a student visa.

  1. International students — start your visa process: Once you have received your I-20 from Clark, pay the SEVIS fee and schedule your visa interview at the nearest U.S. embassy/consulate.
  2. Plan your housing: At Clark, graduate students may choose to live in either university-owned housing or in affordable off-campus housing in the Worcester area.
    Learn more about on-campus housing
    Learn more about off-campus housing
  3. Complete health requirements: Massachusetts requires that all college students within the state show a complete record of immunity against communicable disease. To ensure the best health for you and all Clark students, you will need to have your health care provider complete the required graduate immunization forms. Once you have the complete forms, upload them to your portal as immunization forms. The deadline to submit immunization forms for fall semester is  Aug. 1. Per Massachusetts state law, full-time international students must be enrolled in Clark’s student health insurance plan. Health insurance will be included in your first semester bill. Domestic students may waive the university’s student health insurance with proof of comparable coverage by a private health insurance plan. If you choose to waive Clark’s health plan, you must submit our insurance waiver to provide proof of insurance coverage before registering for classes. The deadline to submit the health insurance waiver for fall semester is Aug. 1.
  4. Register for classes: One of the most exciting parts of planning to attend graduate school is figuring out what classes you are going to take. At Clark, your academic adviser will work with you one-on-one to ensure that you understand your degree requirements and take the right classes during your first semester.Learn more about web registration
  5. Receive your first semester bill: After registering for classes, your first semester bill will be automatically generated in July and is due Aug. 12. The Student Accounts Office can answer your questions about due dates, billing, and payment plans.
  6. Plan your travel: Getting to Worcester is easier than ever, and we are here to help make your arrival smooth and enjoyable. For select days prior to Orientation, Clark offers free transportation from Boston Logan International Airport. If you’re traveling on other dates, there are a variety of other transportation options including public transportation, taxis, and ride-sharing from the airport in Boston. Worcester Regional Airport is also very close by if you are flying into another major U.S. city that offers direct flights to Worcester.
  7. Attend Orientation: Orientation is your chance to explore campus and Worcester, get to know your future classmates and faculty, obtain your Clark OneCard student ID, activate your Clarku.edu email account, and learn about student services. You’ll attend a variety of academic and student services focused sessions as well as social activities to get you settled into life at Clark.Visit the Graduate Orientation Web Site
  8. First day of class: Fall classes begin Aug. 29, Spring classes begin Jan. 17.
    Learn more about web registration

Frequently Asked Questions

Your tuition deposit is only refundable in the case of a visa rejection. If you choose to defer to a future term, you will not be able to request a refund of your deposit. The deposit is applied as a credit to your first semester tuition bill.

If you are unable to enroll in your planned term of entry, please contact us. We will assist you with the process of deferring your enrollment to a future semester.

The International Student and Scholars Office will process your I-20 as soon as possible, but typically within two to three weeks of receiving the required documents and forms. You will receive an electronic copy of your I-20. As soon as your I-20 is ready, you will receive an email to your Clark email address.

Mail your final official transcript to:

Clark University
Graduate Admissions Office
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610 USA

If your school offers secure electronic transcript delivery, ask them to send to gradadmissions@clarku.edu. The deadline to submit this document is Aug. 1. If you need to bring your copy with you to Clark, email us at gradadmissions@clarku.edu.

The fall in Worcester is often warm and mild, but the weather gets colder as the semester progresses. Winter in Worcester has snowy and cold conditions that call for warm shoes and boots, a winter coat, and a hat and gloves. These items can be purchased while you are here at the many shopping areas in and around the city.

If you plan to bring your vehicle to campus, there are a variety of options available to you. Visit our campus parking and permits page for more information about campus parking decals and regulations. The parking permit application for the upcoming academic year is available on Aug. 1.

Graduate Student Resources

Whether you’re looking for help formatting your dissertation or want to learn more about renting a Zipcar on campus, our comprehensive list of resources has information on everything from academics to life at Clark.

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Worcester Living

The second-largest city in New England, Worcester is a hub for biotech, higher education, health care, and the arts. Discover what makes our home a great place to live, learn, and play.

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Academic Catalog

Clark’s academic programs, research centers and institutes, and emphasis on engaged scholarship give our graduate students the ability to lead effectively, manage responsibly, and make important contributions to their workplaces, communities, and the world.

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Clark Bookstore

Clark’s online bookstore makes it easy to shop for textbooks and other course materials. Log in with your Clark University account to view a personalized page of your courses and corresponding materials, or search by course.

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Information Technology Services

Need help connecting to WiFi? Have a question about activating your Clark account? ITS has a variety of services and resources to help you get started. Help Desk staff provide the first line of assistance to you.

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International Students & Scholars Office

ISSO staff advises international students, faculty members, scholars, and their dependents from over 80 countries on matters relating to immigration, as well as daily life in the United States.

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Contact Information

Graduate Admissions

Office Location
  • Carriage House
    123 Woodland Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • Office hours by appointment only.

Mailing Address