Clemson accepts 35 ACM students each fall and once the slots have been filled, we do not accept additional students through the programs.
- You must be approved for the ACM your first semester at Clemson: ONLY first time freshmen or first time graduate students are eligible to receive ACM. Transfer students and continuing Clemson students ARE NOT eligible.
- You will lose your Academic Common Market waiver if you change your major. The Student Financial Aid Office verifies your major prior to each disbursement of ACM.
- Receipt of an Academic Common Market waiver may affect eligibility for other recruiting scholarships. Please contact Clemson’s Student Financial Aid Office for more information.
There are specific steps that you, a prospective student must take.
- After you have received your acceptance letter, go to the Academic Common Market website.
- You can check participating institutions and states through a search engine. Select your home state.
- From the ACM start page, select your home state and select: State Information. The state information will provide a link to the state’s ACM website and state coordinator. This is where you will find all the procedures and forms for application and approval. This process is referred to as the “certification process”.
- Next, search for approved Clemson University programs, but keep the following in mind: Many states do not review and approve programs until a student requests the review. So if your home state has not reviewed a Clemson degree program, you can request it be considered for the Academic Common Market by contacting your home state ACM coordinator.
- Once you have been approved by your home state ACM coordinator, Clemson University will be notified of your approval and you will receive a letter as well.