Students in The Clarkson School are fully matriculated undergraduates with freshmen status at the University. As a Clarkson School student, you’ll take classes with other University students and usually carry a course load of 15 to 18 credits per semester for two semesters. College credits may also be given for college and Advanced Placement examinations taken before entering The Clarkson School. Cross-registration at neighboring area colleges and universities can provide additional college credits, particularly in art, music and languages. These credits also appear on your official Clarkson University transcript.
Typically, a student applying to other colleges from The Clarkson School will apply as a freshman with advanced standing, since the student has not yet completed requirements for a high school diploma or its equivalency. After an institution accepts the student, their registrar evaluates the official Clarkson University transcript and, with some exceptions, the student will seek to transfer his/her credits earned at Clarkson. For students entering The Clarkson School already with a high school diploma, they will be applying as a transfer student. Further information and guidance will be provided to students during our College Workshop series.