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Deadlines and Important Dates

Application Deadline Notification Release
Early Decision I November 15 December 20
Early Action November 15 January 20
Early Decision II January 15 February 20
Regular Decision January 15 March 20
Transfer – Fall Semester Start Rolling, February 1 – June 1 Rolling, within 4 weeks
Transfer – Spring Semester Start Rolling, September 1 – December 1 Rolling, within 4 weeks

Admissions Rounds

Early Decision I and II are binding agreements for first-year students who are sure that Clark is their first choice. If you’re admitted, you must enroll at Clark and withdraw your applications to other schools.

Early Action is non-binding, but allows first-year students to apply in the fall and have their decision and financial aid award by January. 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.

Regular Decision has a deadline of January 15 and we are typically able to notify students of our decision by mid-late March. This option is open to both U.S. and international students.

Each year, Clark welcomes about 75 new transfer students combined in the fall and spring semesters. Admissions are deadlines are rolling each semester (see table).

Over 15% of Clark’s students come from outside the U.S. each year. If English is not your native language, you will need to submit an official TOEFLDuolingo, or IELTS score report. We do not have minimum scores for any test. We will consider your English proficiency holistically, based on your scores, transcript, essay, and letters of recommendation. We also strongly encourage all applicants to sit for an interview. This is especially important for applicants who do not speak English as a native language.

Each year, Clark admits over 50 first-year and transfer students for spring admission. This entry term is increasingly popular with first-year students who want to take a semester off or do a gap semester before starting college.

Interview at Clark University

Interviews

Interviews are not required but are recommended for all applicants. We offer them in person and online throughout the year. (Hint: don’t wait until the last minute to schedule your interview as slots can fill up quickly at certain times of year.)

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Financial Aid

Applications for financial aid are due at the same time as your admission application. For need-based aid we require both the FAFSA and CSS Profile forms. For merit-based aid, all applicants are considered for merit awards ranging from $10,000-$20,000. No additional application is needed.

Questions?

Your admissions counselor is ready to assist you through this process.

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