1. Ready to apply? Know the deadlines
- To start in the fall, apply by May 1
- To start in the spring, apply by November 1
All students are encouraged to apply as soon as the application is complete. Most transfer applicants will receive an admissions decision two to four weeks after an application is completed.
2. Want to know the requirements?
To apply, you'll need to submit:
- Common Application for transfer students
- Academic Evaluation Form (completed by a recent professor with whom you've taken a class)
- College Report Form (completed by the registrar or dean of students at your current college)
- Mid-Term Report Form from your current school (required if currently in first full-time semester of college)
- Official final secondary school transcript
- Official college transcripts from all institutions attended
- Foreign Credential Evaluation
- Application fee of $60 through the Common Application website or a fee waiver
- Proof of English proficiency. Our ETS (TOEFL) school code is 3279. Our CEEB (SAT) school code is 003279. Our ACT school code is 1808. To apply for admission, you must submit at least one of the following:
- A score of 26 or higher on the ACT Reading section.
- A score of 650 or higher on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section (offered beginning in March 2016).
- A score of 600 or higher on the SAT Critical Reading section (offered before March 2016).
- An overall band score of 6.5 or higher on the IELTS, with a score of 6.0 or higher on every section.
- A total score of 80 or higher on the TOEFL iBT, with a score of 15 or higher on every section.
- Two full-time years of college level coursework in the US in English, with no grade below a C and no English class below a B. (ESL Classes are not considered college level English but are still included in overall grade assessment)
- An English proficiency interview or DuoLingo exam may be requested by the admissions committee upon review of the application should there be any concerns regarding English Proficiency or the academic work presented in the application.
Though not required, you may also choose to submit:
- SAT/ACT scores (Clark does not require these scores). If you choose to submit scores, use these school codes:
- CEEB (SAT): 003279
- ACT: 1808
- CSS Profile (only if you're applying for need-based financial assistance). If you choose to submit a PROFILE, use the school code 3279.
3. Next step? Complete the Common Application
Once you've submitted your application, we'll send you an email with information about how to log in to our applicant portal where you can check the status of your materials, see if anything is missing and receive updates. You'll be responsible for verifying that we have received all the necessary materials to complete your application by the deadline, so please be sure to double-check.
Things to note
The Admissions Office may contact you if further information is needed to complete your application. If you have questions about the requirements or need help accessing the applicant portal, email or call us at 800-462-5275. Our mailing address is: Office of Admissions, Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610-1477.
If applicable, please send us your national examination results (e.g., A levels, GCSE, WASSCE, CBSE, ISCE, CXC, CAPE, etc.). For the SAT, ACT and TOEFL, use Clark's school codes:
- CEEB (SAT): 003279
- ACT: 1808
- TOEFL: 3279
We encourage you to submit SAT/ACT scores if you believe they're a good reflection of your potential success at Clark. If you choose not to submit, other parts of your application like course selection, grades, recommendations, writing skills and nonacademic pursuits will be given greater weight in our review.
Scholarships and financial aid
Scholarships for international transfer students
If you are an international college student transferring to Clark University, you could be eligible for one of our merit-based scholarships to help pay for the cost of your undergraduate education. Your eligibility for scholarships depends on your academic accomplishments, in addition to other factors. For more information, please visit Transfer Scholarships.
Merit scholarships are released to applicants at the time of the admissions decision.
Financial aid for international transfer students
Clark University offers some need-based financial aid for international students. To get a better idea of what this looks like, visit International Students.
Transfer applicants are encouraged to submit all the necessary paperwork at the time of application to receive potential need-based aid in a timely manner.
Information on credits
Clark's credit system
Most semester-length courses at Clark have the value of one unit, equivalent to four semester hours (credit hours) of credit. A minimum of 32 units is needed for completion of the Clark bachelor's degree, and students typically take four courses per semester. In accordance with common transfer practices, credit will be awarded on a prorated basis for students transferring into Clark from institutions that operate on a different credit system. Approved courses that carry 3.0 semester credits will receive .75 Clark Unit in transfer. Courses that are on the quarter system will receive .75 Clark Unit for 4.0 or 5.0 quarter credits and 1.0 Clark Unit for 6.0 quarter credits.
Transferring credits from another college or university
Up to 50 percent of Clark's degree and major requirements may be accepted in transfer, which means you may be able to transfer up to 64 credits (or 16 Clark Units). You have to complete two academic years at Clark in order to receive a Clark degree.
You will have a transfer credit evaluation at the time of admission. 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. Outside seminars, internships and remedial or vocational coursework are not transferable to Clark's curriculum.
Transferring credits from another college or university outside the U.S.
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. International students transferring from U.S. colleges and universities can submit their U.S. transcripts directly to Clark.