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 you're currently in your first full-time semester of college)
- Official final secondary school transcript
- Official college transcripts from all institutions attended
- SAT/ACT scores, if you choose to submit them (Clark is test-optional). Our CEEB (SAT) code is 003279 and our ACT code is 1808.
- Application fee of $60 through the Common Application website or a fee waiver
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 these requirements or need help accessing the applicant portal, email or call us at 800-462-5275.
Our mailing address is:
Office of Admissions
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
Scholarships and financial aid
Scholarships for U.S. transfer students
If you are a U.S. 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, which may or may not be tied to your financial need. Your eligibility for scholarships depends on your academic accomplishments, in addition to other factors. For more information, please visit Scholarships for Transfer Students.
Merit scholarships are released to applicants at the time of the admissions decision.
Financial aid for U.S. transfer students
For transfer students, need-based aid includes grants, federal work-study and loans. In each case, you must complete a financial aid application to be considered for need-based aid. You can find more information on Need-Based Financial Aid.
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.
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 at least two academic years at Clark in order to receive a Clark degree.
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. You will be given a transfer credit evaluation at the time of admission. Outside seminars, internships and remedial or vocational coursework are not transferable to Clark's curriculum.
Determining class standing
Your class standing will be determined in the following manner:
0-7.99 units = first-year standing
8-15.99 units = sophomore standing
16-23.99 units = junior standing
24 or more units = senior standing
Preliminary transfer credit evaluation
You are welcome to request an online preliminary credit evaluation. Complete the form as requested and submit it to the Admissions Office. It will take approximately two to three weeks to process your request. Once received, the Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation should be treated as an estimate of transfer course credit. All students will receive their official transfer credit evaluation upon being admitted to Clark.