Students in The Clarkson School are fully matriculated undergraduates with freshmen status at the University. As a Clarkson School student, you will take classes with other University students and carry a course load of 15-18 credits per semester for two semesters. College credits may also be given for college and Advanced placements 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.
Since The Clarkson School does not grant high school diplomas, we encourage all students who have not earned their high school diploma, or its equivalency, to pursue either graduating early to staying enrolled in high school through the first semester or full year, or to pursue the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).
If pursuing a high school diploma, we will assist you in working out a suitable academic plan with the high school administration to satisfy your graduation requirements, while studying at The Clarkson School. We simply include these required classes into your schedule here at Clarkson and upon satisfactory completion, we will work with you to provide the appropriate documentation to your high school. Please note, regardless of high school enrollment status, all students are considered for Clarkson School Awards and New York State TAP.