Clemson University values the work high school counselors do in challenging students. We want to give you the tools you need to help your college-bound students learn about this University and have the information needed when applying. If you don’t find something here you need, please call the Office of Admissions at 864-656-2287.
Throughout the Fall, our admissions counselors and an admissions director travel around South Carolina meeting with high school guidance counselors and answering their questions about Clemson University. By partnering with University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston, these breakfasts are a one-stop-shop for higher ed in the Palmetto State. We provide the most up-to-date statistical information at these informal gatherings, in addition to other important admissions details. Our goal is to give guidance counselors all the tools they need to help prospective college students make an informed decision about pursuing higher education in state.
Counselor Breakfasts (with College of Charleston and USC-Columbia)
Stay tuned for our 2016 dates.
A high school diploma is required.
Most students accepted to Clemson have taken college preparatory programs in high school. Clemson recommends applicants for freshman admission to complete the following high school courses.
English — 4 credits
Mathematics — 3 credits
Laboratory Science — 3 credits
Foreign Language — 3 credits
Social Sciences — 3 credits
Other — 2 credits
Physical Education/ROTC — 1 credit
Fine Arts — 1 credit
The student’s application process should include the student’s online application and application fee, the high school information form (completed by you, the counselor), the student’s official transcript and official test scores from the testing centers. The official high school transcript and high school information form should be mailed in a sealed envelope to the following address:
105 Sikes Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-5124
SAT Subject Tests are considered if students submit them.
SAT Reasoning or ACT with the Writing section is required. (Submit by late-January for Priority Notification, and the final deadline is May 1). We only accept official SAT and ACT scores sent directly from the testing centers.
Clemson strongly endorses the Advanced Placement (AP) program. Review the requirements for awarded credit.
While not normally recommended for new freshmen, a few Clemson departments accept credit for College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject matter examinations; however, CLEP general examinations are not recognized. CLEP was designed primarily for adults with nontraditional learning experiences. See the Undergraduate Catalog for more information.
Scholarship award amounts and eligibility criteria vary widely. All accepted entering freshmen who have their admissions application complete by the end of December will be given primary consideration for University-administered scholarships for which they may be eligible. Learn more about Clemson’s scholarships as administered through the Office of Financial Aid, and encourage your students to also utilize free online scholarship searches.
Clemson University’s FAFSA code is 003425. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information on completing financial aid forms.