Online Education Programs

Student Resources

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As a Clemson student, you are part of the Clemson family. Clemson Online is here to ensure that all of our students taking online courses have access to the resources and support needed for a first-class Clemson education.

You provide your commitment, talent, and passion, and we provide the unrivaled Clemson experience.

Below are links to the most commonly requested resources for students taking online courses. If you have other questions or concerns, please contact our office for assistance.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to Clemson students who qualify. To learn more about your options in paying for college, visit the Financial Aid website here:

Student Veterans Resource Center

The Student Veterans Resource Center provides resources for student veterans. The SVRC can help Clemson Online students navigate VA benefits and financial aid information. Students can contact the SVRC by email at or by calling 864-336-3494. Visit the SVRC website at for more information. 

Online Readiness

Self Assessment of Online Learning Readiness

Step 1: Answer each question below with a yes or no.

  1. I am comfortable with computers, email, and internet technology.
  2. I understand that online learning is different from traditional classroom learning and will require an equal or greater amount of work.
  3. I enjoy corresponding with people online.
  4. I am a self-directed and self-motivated person capable of working independently.
  5. I can manage my study time efficiently to complete assignments on time.
  6. I enjoy learning new computer skills and programs.
  7. Typing is easy for me.
  8. I am comfortable expressing my thoughts in writing.
  9. I have reliable access to a computer with a high-speed connection.
  10. I can download software to my computer.
  11. I have a reasonable tolerance for frustration when faced with problems from my computer.
  12. I can create, rename, and delete folders.
  13. I have access to and am familiar with Microsoft Word, including composing essays, copying and pasting text, printing, setting margins, adding page numbers, changing fonts, and other basic types of formatting.
  14. I have a compatible web browser (to verify this, access the Monroe Library's Browser Check page and follow any instructions).
  15. I can create, send, forward, reply to, save, and delete email messages.
  16. I can send, open, and save email attachments.
  17. I can send group emails.
  18. I can post messages to discussion lists.
  19. I can locate and access information using a web search engine.
  20. I can use "talk" or "chat" features for real-time communication.

Step 2: Tally the number of yes answers.

Step 3: Evaluate your readiness for online learning using the following  guide.

  • 18-20 yes answers: You are a very good candidate for online learning.
  • 16-17 yes answers: You are a good candidate for online learning, but you may need some preparation before undertaking online learning.
  • 14-15 yes answers: You may be a candidate for online learning, but you will need important preparatory work before undertaking online learning.


To apply for admission to Clemson University, please click the appropriate link below and follow the prompted instructions.

Undergraduate Admissions

If you have never attended Clemson University, please complete the online Undergraduate Admissions Application. If you have attended any other institution(s) prior to Clemson University, you are required to submit one official transcript from each institution. For more information and to complete the online undergraduate application visit Undergraduate Admissions. (

Graduate Admissions

The Clemson University Graduate School oversees the admissions process for all graduate programs at Clemson University. For more information and to complete the online graduate application visit the Clemson University Graduate School. (

Transient Student

Students from other institutions who wish to enroll in undergraduate or graduate courses may register as transient students only during the summer. For more information and to complete the online transient application visit the Registrar. (

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Technology and Other Help

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Clemson Center for Academic Success
Student Disability Services
University Policies/Student Handbook (Student Affairs)
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