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Undergraduate Admissions


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Get to Know Our Community

We are a small liberal arts college and a major research university, meaning you get the best of both worlds. Our mission is to prepare students for the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing society – all while embracing what makes each one of our undergraduates unique.

Who We Are

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Campus Visits

Get an up-close look at our campus — from residence halls to classrooms — and get your questions answered.

Interview at Clark University


We want to know you beyond your application. If you’re a spring-semester junior or senior, you can sign up for an interview.

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Find Your Counselor

If you have any questions about Clark or what it takes to become a Clarkie, we encourage you to contact your admissions counselor.

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Applying Early Decision

What are the benefits and tradeoffs of applying Early Decision? We explain more about this early, binding admissions plan.

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Admissions Deadlines

Clark accepts the Common App and the Coalition App with Scoir, and offers multiple application options for first-year students: Early Decision I, Early Decision II, Early Action, and Regular Decision. Transfer applications are due later, and decisions are distributed within two to four weeks. International applicants may have additional application requirements.

Round Fall Semester Spring Semester
Early Action November 15 n/a
Early Decision I November 15 n/a
Early Decision II January 15 n/a
Regular Decision January 15 November 1
Transfer Applicants Rolling February 1 - May 1 Rolling September 1 - November 1
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A Glimpse of Clark

Browse Our Viewbook

What is Clark all about? What’s our campus like? What’s it like to study in Worcester? Our viewbook provides a brief overview of Clark.

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First-Year Experience

The start of college is an exciting time. Our staff is here to help make your first year at Clark the best it can be.

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions Office
Office Hours
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

    Selected Saturdays in the Fall and Spring