Applying for Undergraduate Programs - First-Year Students

 

    Step One

    Complete one of the applications listed below:

    Step Two

    You will also need to submit the following supporting materials: 

    • Official high school transcript
    • Official SAT or ACT scores
    • A letter of recommendation from a school counselor, principal, or headmaster
    • A second letter of recommendation from a teacher
    • Personal statement or Essay (250 - 500 words
    • Application Fee - $50 (Waived for Applications Submitted Online)
    *Special Note Regarding the Redesigned SAT (Fall 2017 applicants and beyond): Clarkson will not require that you take the optional essay writing portion of the redesigned SAT.  For students that will have taken both the newly redesigned SAT as well as the old version, Clarkson will accept and consider both score sets.

    Step Three

    Additional Application Related Information

    • Business or Humanities: your record should include at least four units of English, three units of math, and one unit of science
    • Engineering, Engineering & Management, or the Sciences, your record should include four units of English, four units of math, and three or four units of science, including chemistry and physics
    • SAT Subject Exams are recommended but not required
    • Clarkson SAT code: 2084
    • Clarkson ACT code: 2698

    All online applications and test scores should be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

    Applying for Undergraduate Programs - Transfer Students

    Step One

    Complete the Transfer Student Application listed below:

    Step Two

    Please submit all of the following materials according to Clarkson’s admission dates and deadlines:

    • Dean of Students Recommendation Form (PDF)

    • Official transcripts from each college or university you have attended. (If you attended college outside of New York State, please provide course descriptions.

    • Two letters of recommendation.  One should be from a college professor or instructor.  The other can be from a transfer counselor, professor, employer or other person able to speak of your ability to succeed at Clarkson University    

    • Personal statement (250-500 words) describing a special interest, experience, or achievement that is important or meaningful to you.

    • All transfer students are REQUIRED to submit a final high school transcript. This is required for federal aid and will not be taken into consideration for admission, unless the criteria below for credits is not met.

      Less Than 24 Hours of Credit

       

      If you have earned less than 24 hours of credit at your current college or university, you will also need to supply the following information:

      • Official high school record
      • SAT or ACT score report. Clarkson’s SAT code is 2084 and our ACT code is 2698.

      Applying for Undergraduate Programs - International Students

      Application Requirements

      All applicants for admission who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents (green card holders) need to secure a student visa, are required to show proof of financial support as a condition of being issued an official letter of acceptance and I-20 form. There are two ways to show proof of finances:

      1. Complete and return the Certificate of Finance Form included in our application packet or downloadable from our Web site. On this form you will need to show specific amounts of support and the sources of the support. You will also need to include the signatures of any sponsors or your parents, in addition to a signature from a bank official; or
      2. Provide a certified letter from your sponsor indicating the amount of support available for each year along with a supporting letter from a bank official. No exceptions can be made on the above requirements.

      Application Process

      These application instructions are for non-U.S. citizens applying for first-year enrollment at Clarkson. If you have already earned some university credit, you should apply as a transfer student. To review your application, we need to receive all of the following materials and information according to Clarkson’s admission dates and deadlines:

      • Common Application
      • Official secondary school transcript, mark sheets, and national exam scores (if applicable).
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • SAT or ACT score reports
      • Clarkson SAT code: 2084
      • Clarkson ACT code: 2698
      • Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports, if English is not your first language
      • Certification of Finances Form (PDF) and supporting bank statement
      • Copy of your current passport

      Applying to The Clarkson School - U.S. Citizens

      Step One

      Complete the applications listed below:

      Clarkson School application

      Step Two

      You will also need to submit the following supporting materials: 

      • Official high school transcript
      • Official SAT/PSAT or ACT/PCAN scores
        Clarkson SAT code: 2084
        Clarkson ACT code: 2698
      • letter of recommendation from a school counselor, principal or headmaster
      • Two letters of recommendation from a teacher
      • Personal statement or essay (250 - 500 words)
      • Application fee: $50 (waived for applications submitted online)
      Special Note Regarding the Redesigned SAT (Fall 2017 applicants and beyond): Clarkson will not require that you take the optional essay writing portion of the redesigned SAT.  For students that will have taken both the newly redesigned SAT as well as the old version, Clarkson will accept and consider both score sets. 

      Step Three

      Application Decision:

      Once all materials are received, you will be notified of your admission decision within five to seven days.

      Applying to The Clarkson School - International Students

      Application Requirements

      All applicants for admission who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents (green card holders) need to secure a student visa and are required to show proof of financial support as a condition of being issued an official letter of acceptance and an I-20 form. There are two ways to show proof of finances:

      1. Complete and return the Certificate of Finance Form. On this form, you will need to show specific amounts of support and the sources of the support. You will also need to include the signatures of any sponsors or your parents, in addition to a signature from a bank official.
      2. Provide a certified letter from your sponsor indicating the amount of support available for each year, along with a supporting letter from a bank official. No exceptions can be made on the above requirements.

      International Application Process

      These application instructions are for non-U.S. citizens applying for first-year enrollment at Clarkson. To review your application, we need to receive all of the following materials:

      • Clarkson School application
      • Official secondary school transcript, mark sheets and national exam scores (if applicable)
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • SAT or ACT score reports
        • Clarkson SAT code: 2084
        • Clarkson ACT code: 2698
      • Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports, if English is not your first language
      • Copy of your current passport

      Applying to Graduate School

      Step One

      Complete the online application form questions:

      Online Application Form

      Step Two

      Submit the following supporting materials: 

      • All collegiate transcripts
      • GRE or GMAT Test Scores*
      • 2-3 letters of recommendation from a faculty member of professional reference**
      • TOEFL or IELTS Test Scores (if applicable)
      • Personal statement or Essay (250 - 500 words)
      • Resume
      • Application Fee - $50 (waived if you attend one of our Open Houses online or onsite)

      *May not be applicable for some applicants depending on program and experience

      **Number required varies on a program-by-program basis.

      Step Three

      Additional Application Related Information 

      GRE® Institution Code - 2084

      TOEFL® Institution Code - 2084


      Once your completed application is submitted, you will receive email communications regarding the status of your application.