Grad School Applicants & Admitted Students


Transcripts: Clarkson University’s Graduate School simply requires unofficial (scanned) transcripts. Official transcripts can follow after the offer of admission.

Admitted Students: Clarkson University’s Graduate School will work with admitted students for recent and upcoming terms for official transcripts to arrive. We will also work closely with students whose degrees are conferred late or who are unable to obtain official credentials due to the COVID-19 epidemic. A deadline for providing transcripts will be communicated as the situation becomes clearer.

Standardized Test Score Admission Requirements

While the Graduate School does not require standardized tests for official admission to the University, many of our graduate programs do require tests, like GRE, GMAT or the Miller Analogies Test. If you are unable to take these exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the temporary closing of testing centers, please contact Graduate Admissions at for follow-up with departments. Some graduate programs may offer test waivers on a case-by-case basis.

For updates regarding testing center cancellations and postponements:

Additional Information for International Applicants

English Proficiency Requirements 

We know that TOEFL or IELTS testing has been disrupted. Anyone seeking to meet Clarkson University’s English proficiency requirement should consider the Duolingo English Test (DET), which is available online and does not require an appointment. Learn more here.

ETS has recently released an at-home version of the TOEFL in several locations. More information here.

For updates on IELTS click here

Issuance of I-20S and DS-2019S for Admitted Students

We are aware that the U.S. Consulates have temporarily suspended F-1 and J-1 Student Visa interview scheduling in some areas impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic. However, as international applicants are approved for admission, the International Center will continue to issue I-20 and DS-2019 visa eligibility documents for the upcoming Summer and Fall 2020 semesters to allow applicants to schedule visa interviews once U.S. Consulates re-open. 

If you are unable to obtain a student visa and or you cannot arrive in time to begin your studies in Summer or Fall 2020, please contact your graduate program for deferral options. Decisions on whether to defer students to future semesters will be made closer to the start of the Summer and Fall. In addition to maintaining contact with graduate coordinators for your programs, please contact the International Center to keep your I-20 active when there are changes in your enrollment plan. 

Reach the International Center at