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Apply as a High School Student

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No surprises here—we make the process as straightforward as possible so that you can spend your time and energy choosing the best place for you. Please pay attention to our dates and deadlines for both fall and spring admission and be sure to complete one of the applications listed below:


You will also need to submit the following supporting materials: 

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT Scores (Official Score Report or Listed On Official High School Transcript)
  • A personal statement (250 - 500 words) - Questions and/or topic choices will be specified on the application.
  • One letter of recommendation from a school counselor, principal, or headmaster
  • A second letter of recommendation from a teacher
  • Application Fee - $50 (Waived for Applications Submitted Online)

 Additional Application Related Information

  • If you’re interested in business or the humanities, your record should include at least four units of English, three units of math and one unit of science
  • If you plan to study engineering, engineering and management, or one of the sciences, your record should include four units of English, four units of math, and three or four units of science, including chemistry and physics
  • SAT Subject Exams are recommended but not required
  • Clarkson SAT code: 2084
  • Clarkson ACT code: 2698

Mailing Address

Send all paper materials, including your printed application, high school record, and letters of recommendation to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Clarkson University
Box 5605
Potsdam, NY 13699

Fax: 315-268-7647