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Will I earn college credits?

Will my credits transfer to other colleges and universities?

 

Will I earn college credits?

Students in The Clarkson School are fully matriculated undergraduates with freshmen status at the University. As a Clarkson School student, you’ll take classes with other University students and usually carry a course load of 15 to 18 credits per semester for two semesters. College credits may also be given for college and Advanced Placement examinations taken before entering The Clarkson School. Cross-registration at neighboring area colleges and universities can provide additional college credits, particularly in art, music and languages. These credits also appear on your official Clarkson University transcript.

Will my credits transfer to other colleges and universities?

Typically, a student applying to other colleges from The Clarkson School will apply as a freshman with advanced standing, since the student has not yet completed requirements for a high school diploma or its equivalency. Upon acceptance, the registrar at that school will evaluate the official Clarkson University transcript and the student will transfer the credits earned.  Students entering The Clarkson School having already completed the high school diploma requirements will normally apply to other schools as a transfer student.  Further information and guidance will be provided to students during our Personal and Professional Development Workshop series.