Clarkson College welcomes applications from students who have been educated in another country and who meet the admission requirements established by the College.
Clarkson College will (or does not) not issue an F-1 Visa for students wishing to enroll in any of our online programs.
Students must follow all application and payment procedures in order to enroll at Clarkson College. If you do not understand any of the outlined procedures, contact the Admissions office.
Applying for Admission & Process to Register for Classes
- Apply for admission and submit all required application materials specific to your program of interest. Review the admission requirements for your intended area of study before submitting your application. The following items are additional requirements for international applicants:
Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all educational institutions attended or are currently attending. Transcripts from all institutions outside the U.S. must be official, translated to English and credentialed. You may choose from one of the following agencies to have your transcripts evaluated: World Education Services, International Education Research Foundation or Educational Credential Evaluators Inc. Transcripts will not be accepted unless they have been evaluated.
English Proficiency: This requirement applies to all individuals whose first language is not English. Each student must meet one of the following:
- Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score (minimum of 100 total score on the TOEFL iBT, minimum of 250 total score computer-based
- TOEFL, or minimum of 600 total score on the paper-based TOEFL).
- ACT English score of 20 or higher.
- Graduation from an accredited U.S. high school.
- U.S. GED English score of 500 or equivalent.
- Bachelor's or higher level degree from a U.S. accredited college or university.
- All application materials must arrive at the College prior to the application deadline. If you are enrolling in a program that does not have an application deadline, there are special application deadlines for international students to be sure that your transition to Clarkson College is a smooth one. Those deadlines are as follows:
- To begin in the fall semester – June 1
- To begin in the spring semester – October 1
- To begin in the summer semester – March 1
- If you are accepted into one of the programs offered at Clarkson College, you will be sent an acceptance letter and packet. You must complete the confirmation form and submit the enrollment fee within 30 days of your acceptance to reserve your spot in the program.
- If you are an on-campus student who will be issued an I-20, you will need to provide a Statement of Financial Support form and supporting documentation from a bank or financial institution of the financial sponsor as outlined in the Clarkson College international student I-20 procedures.
- An I-20 is issued if you are enrolling in an on-campus program and meet all necessary requirements.
- If you will be taking classes on campus, you must complete all health and safety requirements for the program that you have been accepted to prior to enrolling. These requirements must be fulfilled at a health care facility in the United States.
- You must submit a signed Statement of Financial Responsibility form to the Student Accounts office prior to the first day of the term.
- With all of the required paperwork on file, you may register for classes. You will follow the registration procedure specific to your program of interest.
Payment of Tuition & Fees
International students are required to make advance payment for all charges of tuition, fees and on-campus housing (if applicable), each semester in which the student is enrolled at Clarkson College. As an international student, your payment must be received by the Clarkson College Student Accounts office by the fourth day of the semester. If your account is not paid in full by the due date, you will be dropped from all courses on the fifth day of the semester.
Payment must be made in U.S. dollars. Clarkson College accepts payment by cash, electronic funds transfer, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) and U.S. Postal Service money order only.
International students must make payments directly to Clarkson College. Third party billing or alternative payment arrangements are not available to international students.
All international students (on-campus and online) must submit a signed Statement of Financial Responsibility form to the Student Accounts office prior to the first day of the first term in which the student enrolls at Clarkson College.
On-campus international students who are entering the United States for the first time may be required to pay a SEVIS fee. This fee is paid directly to SEVIS. More information can be found on the SEVIS website.