Understand the Application Process
You’re about to take a major step. A degree from Clarkson opens doors — through applied learning, opportunities to build your résumé and a supported pathway toward your career. Maybe you’re interested in engineering or see yourself making discoveries in the healthcare or business sphere. Or, you seek to make a wider impact through one of the nation’s most sustainable universities. In all contexts, your education here serves as a stepping stone toward success.
Learn more about completing your application, from documentation to financial aid:
How to Apply
Review Application Requirements
Find application requirements based on how you will be starting your education at Clarkson. Be prepared to submit documentation for test scores and transcripts and provide letters of recommendation and a personal statement or essay. Programs may additionally have specific prerequisites. Keep on top of deadlines to be eligible for grants and merit scholarships.
Complete Your Application
After gathering all documentation, complete and submit one of Clarkson’s provided applications or, for undergraduate students, the Common App.
Factor in Financial Aid
If you are a U.S. citizen, make sure you have your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) filled out by the February 1 deadline to be eligible for federal, state and institutional need-based aid.
For First-Year Students
You’re completing or recently completed high school and will be entering a bachelor’s degree-granting program as a first-year student. Submit your application by the December 1 Early Decision Admissions deadline or by January 15, the Regular Decision deadline.
Review requirements for transcripts, essays and letters of recommendation, in addition to program-specific prerequisites. Submitting SAT and ACT scores is optional for incoming first-year students.
Review tuition and additional costs for the upcoming academic year. Learn more about the financial aid process, from completing your FAFSA® to scholarships, grants and other forms of assistance.
Have questions about requirements or applying for financial aid? Reach out to your admissions counselor for more information.
For Transfer Students
You’ve completed some college and have roughly 24 credit hours to transfer to Clarkson. No matter if you previously attended a two- or four-year school, Clarkson accepts transfer applications on a rolling basis.
Review all documentation to include with your application based on the number of credit hours you have earned so far. Transfer students must supply official transcripts for all colleges and universities attended to date, including for dual enrollment during high school and AP, IB and CLEP test scores.
Complete your FAFSA® to be eligible for federal, state and institutional need-based aid. In addition to loans, grants and work-study, Clarkson extends specific scholarships and awards to transfer students.
Need assistance as you transfer to Clarkson? From completing your application to learning more about our articulation agreements and credit evaluation process, contact your admissions counselor for more information.
For Graduate Students
On campus or online, in Potsdam or the Capital Region, you’ll complete Clarkson’s Graduate School Application if you are interested in enrolling in a master’s, doctoral or graduate certificate program offered.
Review general Graduate School and program-specific requirements to get started.
Find program-specific tuition rates and fees, and explore financial aid awards available to graduate students, including scholarships and assistantships.
Need assistance with or have questions about the Graduate School Application? Direct your inquiries to your admissions counselor.
For International Students
You’re looking for a school that will equip you to compete on a global level. Clarkson welcomes international first-year undergraduate, transfer and graduate applicants.
Find requirements for applying as a first-year, transfer or graduate international student, including transcripts, letters of recommendation and English proficiency.
International students are eligible for select scholarships. Review all costs for the upcoming academic year.
Need more information about the undergraduate application process, financial aid or obtaining a visa? Reach out to your admissions counselor to learn more.
Need more information about the graduate application process or obtaining a visa? Reach out to your graduate recruiter to learn more.
For Clarkson School Students
The Clarkson School’s early college program welcomes U.S. and international students interested in getting a head start on their success, including taking part in groundbreaking research.
Review all documentation needed to apply to the Clarkson School.
Clarkson School students are eligible for merit- and need-based awards. In turn, prospective students are advised to complete a FAFSA® along with their application. Learn more about financial aid options and all costs for incoming Clarkson School students.
Interested in learning about the Clarkson School? Discuss coursework and real-world opportunities with our ambassadors.
Contact Admissions and Financial Aid
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