Deadlines and Important Dates
|Application Deadline||Notification Release|
|Early Decision I||November 15||Late December|
|Early Action||November 15||Mid-January|
|Early Decision II||January 15||Early February|
|Regular Decision||January 15||Late March|
|Transfer – Fall Semester Start||Rolling, February 1 – May 1||Rolling, within 4 weeks|
|Transfer – Spring Semester Start||Rolling, September 1 – November 1||Rolling, within 4 weeks|
|First-Year – Spring Semester Start||Rolling, September 1 – November 1||Rolling, within 4 weeks|
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 TOEFL, Duolingo, 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.
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.)
Applications for financial aid are due at the same time as your admission application. For need-based aid we require the FAFSA form, and we may ask for the CSS Profile form for additional information. For merit-based aid, all applicants are considered for merit awards ranging from $10,000-$20,000. No additional application is needed.
Your admissions counselor is ready to assist you through this process.
3 Maywood Street
Worcester, MA 01610
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Selected Saturdays in the Fall and Spring