The Clemson University Graduate School oversees the admissions process for all graduate programs at Clemson University. Criteria used in making decisions will vary according to the college and program being applied for, but all decisions include an evaluation of the applicant's potential for graduate work and the ability of a program to accommodate additional students.
Typically, each academic department accepting graduate students will form an admissions committee and review all requests, then forward its recommendations to the Graduate School for final approval and processing.
The Clemson University Graduate School accepts online applications only. We are happy to assist you with the online application and admissions process, and we are always happy to answer questions. You can also check the status of your pending application online.
Please be aware that different programs have different application deadlines, and there are some programs that accept applicants only once a year. In addition, international students often have earlier deadlines in order to allow enough time to secure a visa.
Clemson allows you to apply to more than one program. All applications at Clemson are customized to meet the needs of each specific program and are not interchangeable between programs. After you have submitted the first application and paid the application fee, you must return to the online application using your same User ID and password and change your major. You must submit the second application and then you will be prompted to pay another application fee.
If you need technical assistance while completing your application or letters of recommendation, you should send an e-mail to email@example.com and include your User ID in the e-mail. The technicians at CollegeNet will be able to look at your application or letters of recommendation and help correct the problem.
Relevant Student Numbers
Domestic & Permanent Resident: If you are currently or have previously been a student at Clemson then you will have a CUID number, which you will be asked to provide. If you are unsure of your number, please leave it blank.
International: Applicants to Clemson graduate programs who are non-residents of the US are assigned an NR number. If you already have an NR number, please have it available when you complete the online application, so that you can enter it in the appropriate place. If you do not already have an NR number, you will be provided one when you complete the online application. PLEASE SAVE THIS NUMBER. YOU WILL NEED IT TO INQUIRE ABOUT YOUR APPLICATION.