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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.

Application Requirements

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.

Tuition and Financial Aid

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.

Contact an Admissions Counselor

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.

Application Requirements

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.

Financial Aid

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.

Contact an Admissions Counselor

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.

Admission Requirements

Review general Graduate School and program-specific requirements to get started.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Find program-specific tuition rates and fees, and explore financial aid awards available to graduate students, including scholarships and assistantships.

Contact an Admissions Counselor

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.

Admission Requirements

Find requirements for applying as a first-year, transfer or graduate international student, including transcripts, letters of recommendation and English proficiency.

Tuition and Financial Aid

International students are eligible for select scholarships. Review all costs for the upcoming academic year.

Contact an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Need more information about the undergraduate application process, financial aid or obtaining a visa? Reach out to your admissions counselor to learn more.

Contact a Graduate Admissions Counselor

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.

Application Requirements

Review all documentation needed to apply to the Clarkson School.

Tuition and Financial Aid

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.

Meet Our Ambassadors

Interested in learning about the Clarkson School? Discuss coursework and real-world opportunities with our ambassadors.

Contact Admissions and Financial Aid

Office of Undergraduate Admissionsadmissions@9925zc.com315-268-6480
Office of Undergraduate Transfer Admissionstradmission@9925zc.com315-268-2125
Office of Graduate Admissionsgraduate@9925zc.com518-631-9831
Office of Undergraduate International Admissionsintladm@9925zc.com315-268-6480
International Graduate 518-631-9831 
The Clarkson Schooltcs@9925zc.com315-268-4425
Office of Financial



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