Transfer Student Resources
Transferring Credit to Clarkson
Clarkson strives to simplify the credit evaluation process. You submit official transcripts for all colleges attended with your application. From here, a relevant academic department will assess how your previously earned coursework will go toward your degree and the credits and courses needed to complete your bachelor’s. You’ll receive the results of your credit evaluation within two to three weeks of being accepted to Clarkson.
Does your school have an articulation agreement with Clarkson? Schedule a meeting with one of our academic advisors to verify your transfer agreement and discuss other requirements.
Housing and Moving In
Make the most of your Clarkson experience. Live on campus to immerse yourself in our tight-knit community and form connections in the classroom, in clubs and activities and through shared interests.
You have a choice — live on campus or apply for off-campus housing. Clarkson guarantees on-campus housing to transfer students, including in traditional dormitory-style residence hall, suite or apartment-style accommodations.
Orientation and Moving In
Get a head start on your journey. As a transfer student, you’re advised to move in early. This lets you familiarize yourself with our campus, introduce yourself to people and take part in events specifically for transfer students.
Fuel your curiosity to explore and push boundaries. Clarkson’s Honors Program welcomes your inquisitive nature through rigorous coursework, a collaborative atmosphere and access to additional research, hands-on learning and presentation opportunities. The Honors Program is open to incoming transfer and current Clarkson students
What I found to be the most beneficial and what helped me meet new people was joining as many clubs that interested me as possible. I joined the Society of Professional Women, Women and Wellness and the Make-A-Wish club, all on-campus clubs. Joining clubs that I thought I would like put me in contact with people with the same interests. Clarkson has so many on-campus clubs that there is, without a doubt, a club for everyone.
Opportunities Available at Clarkson
We’re a campus of innovators with a mission of doing things differently. We seek to push boundaries while preserving our world’s resources. We challenge ourselves and aim to make discoveries in the process. This approach starts through applied learning in the classroom and extends through opportunities available to everyone in our community.
Co-ops and Internships
Clarkson requires all incoming transfer students to complete a Professional Experience. This is often in the form of a co-op or internship placement related to your area of study.
Clubs and Organizations
Connect with others who share your passion while growing your résumé and getting involved on campus. Clarkson’s 200-plus clubs and activities span academic and professional associations to student government to Greek life and community service.
Study Abroad and Off-Campus Experiences
Clarkson has established strong partnerships with some of the world’s leading universities, as well as research efforts close to home. Learn more about studying abroad, as well as opportunities like the Adirondack Semester, Trudeau Biomedical Scholars Semester and the Washington Semester.
Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with focus areas in Healthy Global Solutions, Computational and Data-Enabled Discovery, Advanced Materials Development and Next Generation Medicine and Healthcare. Research opportunities are open to undergraduates, where you’ll work under the guidance of our faculty and graduate students.
Explore what interests you while accessing events and services meant to connect you with your first post-graduation job. Clarkson’s Career Center holds two Career Fairs per year, plus various workshops to prepare you for the job search, and connects you with internships, co-op opportunities and Clarkson alumni.
Achieve Your Purpose Here
Get closer to reaching your goals. Have questions about being a transfer student at Clarkson? Direct them to the Office of Undergraduate Transfer Admissions: