Applying Early Decision to Clark
Each year, many Clark applicants choose to apply early decision. It’s one of three ways incoming first-year students can choose to submit their application, and we’re here to break down the benefits and tradeoffs of this early, binding admissions plan. Ultimately, when and how you apply to Clark is your choice, and we’re excited to read your application!
NEW FOR 2021-22
Clark now guarantees to meet 100% of demonstrated need for all early decision (ED) applicants. To qualify, we must receive your financial aid application materials by the admissions deadline. All accepted students will receive a preliminary financial aid award with their admit packet.
What is Early Decision at Clark?
Early Decision (ED) is a binding agreement you make with Clark. By applying ED, you are indicating that Clark is your top choice. If you are admitted, you are asked to withdraw applications from other schools and enroll at Clark early. To qualify for ED, your school counselor, a parent or guardian, and you must sign and submit the ED Agreement form along with your application. You must also apply by one of our two ED deadlines: Nov. 15 and Jan. 15.