Prospective Students

Admissions

When applying, freshman applicants should:

  • Fill out the online application.
  • Send an official high school transcript with senior year courses listed.
  • Request official SAT or ACT scores to be sent directly from the test agency. Students applying for freshman admission must take either the SAT with writing section or the ACT test with the optional writing section.

Admission is closed when all class space has been committed. We encourage applicants to submit materials early in the fall of their senior year. In mid-February, decisions are mailed to students who applied before Dec. 1; students who applied after Dec. 1 will receive their decision at this time or shortly thereafter. After you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email.

Deadlines

Fall semester
Dec. 1 (Priority notification deadline)
Dec. 31 (Deadline for supporting materials, including test scores and transcripts for priority consideration for academic scholarships)
May 1 (Application deadline)

Spring semester
Dec. 15

Requirements

For freshman applicants, the following factors are considered for acceptance:
    • Class standing
    • Standardized Test Scores (SAT or ACT), including the writing test
    • High school curriculum
    • Grades
    • Choice of major
Recommended High School Curriculum (See complete descriptions of these courses here.)
    • 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

Helpful tips for applying:

  • Have your high school transcripts sent directly to us.
  • Have SAT or ACT scores sent directly from the testing service.
  • Be prepared to select different first and second choices of majors. Do not list the same major twice.
  • Have your credit card or checking account number (if paying by electronic check) readily available to pay the application fee online when you submit. Clemson accepts all major credit cards.
  • Be sure to submit the application online only. Do not send in a printed version of the online form.
  • If you do not receive an email confirmation within a week of submitting an online application, or if you experience difficulty completing the online application, please call the Office of Admissions for assistance.

Transfer Students

When applying to transfer into Clemson, you should:
  • Submit an online application.
  • Request final official transcripts to be sent to the office of Undergraduate Admissions from each college previously attended. You must submit official transcripts even if you do not expect to receive credit for the work or if you withdrew prior to receiving final grades. If you have been provisionally accepted, you must also arrange for Clemson to receive updated transcripts for any additional work you complete.

Application Deadlines

Fall semester
July 1
Spring semester
Dec. 1*
*All official documents (except those for your current term) must be postmarked by Dec. 15.

Note: Transfer students who wish to apply for the Summer or Spring sessions should submit their application at least two weeks before classes begin.

Requirements

Transfer admission is becoming increasingly more competitive. Transfer applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as they become complete, and admission is closed when all classroom space has been committed.
To improve your chance for admission you should:
  1. Complete a year of college study — after high school graduation — earning 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of transferable credit. Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Dual Enrollment credit may not be used to count toward the 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) requirement.
  2. Earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale — 3.0 preferred.
  3. Complete freshmen-level courses in English, science and mathematics for your intended major at Clemson University.
  4. Present statements of honorable dismissal and of eligibility to return to the institution last attended, unless so stated on the transcript.

Please note that due to limited classroom space, standards for transfer admission may be modified.

Helpful tips for applying:

  • Have your official college transcripts sent directly to Clemson University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 105 Sikes Hall, 29634-5124.
  • Be sure to account for all of your time on your application since high school graduation. Missing activity will delay your application from being reviewed.
  • Be prepared to select different first and second choices of majors. Do not list the same major twice.
  • Have your credit card or checking account number (if paying by electronic check) readily available to pay the application fee online when you submit. Clemson accepts all major credit cards.
  • Be sure to submit the application online only. Do not send in a printed version of the online form.
  • If you do not receive an email confirmation within a week of submitting an online application, or if you experience difficulty completing the online application, please call the Office of Admissions for assistance.