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Master of Real Estate Development

New Student Information

We are excited you are joining the Master of Real Estate Development Program! Congratulations on your acceptance. The following enrollment steps, in conjunction with the Graduate School's New Student Checklist are provided to assist you in the onboarding process. The steps in this checklist include a lot of pertinent information to becoming a successful graduate student. 
As a Clemson student, you should familiarize yourself with all current Graduate School Policies and Procedures, as well as form deadlines and graduation timelines.

  • High Priority

    Accept Admissions Offer (timely)
    To accept your admission offer, access Clemson's Application Portal and select "Manage Your Account," then follow the instructions on that page.

    Activate Your Clemson Username and Password (timely)
    3-5 days after you accept your offer of admission you will receive an email from the Graduate School with instructions on accessing your Clemson username and password. Follow the instructions as soon as you receive the email.
    To activate your Clemson University Username:

    IMPORTANT: Once you have completed steps 1 - 4, completely CLOSE YOUR BROWSER and open a new session before continuing to email set-up.

    Set Up Clemson Email (timely)
    Clemson email addresses are in the format <>. In partnership with Google, Clemson offers students Google Apps for Education accounts. This account has already been created with your Clemson username: all you need to do is set up your account and password.

    Check Your Residency Status
    Please check your Residency Status in iRoar as soon as possible. The Residency Application can be found online here. If you are listed as "In Question," or if you are incorrectly marked "Out-of-State," you will need to complete an application. If you feel that you have been listed incorrectly, you WILL need to contact the Residency Office. Visit their website for more information:
    NOTE: It is important to complete the residency application as soon as possible if you are required to do so. This process can take up to six weeks to complete.

    Provide Legal Presence Documentation
    Documentation must be uploaded electronically through the Legal Presence Documentation Portal. For more information: See Legal Presence for a complete list of documents accepted as proof of U.S. citizenship.

    Apply for Financial (if applicable)
    If you need financial aid, you may be eligible for a federal Stafford loan. You can apply to FAFSA.

  • Next Steps
    Immunization Forms
    All new or transfer students are required to complete the Student Immunization Form and provide written proof of required immunizations by July 1 for the Fall semester or December 1 for the Spring semester. Please see Clemson's official Immunization Policy here.

    Submit Official Transcripts
    Official transcripts are only required of those applicants who are offered admission. Therefore, upon receiving official notice of acceptance to the Graduate School, you should request official transcripts from all previous degree granting institutions and any other previous academic work.
    Transcripts are considered official only if they meet one of the following requirements:
    • Are received by the Graduate Admissions Office in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
      Mailing Address:
      Graduate Admissions
      E-209 Martin Hall
      Clemson, SC 29634-5713
    OR AND
    • The title of the degree earned and the date awarded must be noted to be considered a final official transcript. Official certificates or diplomas in sealed envelopes from the issuing institution should accompany any transcripts that do not note the degree earned and date awarded directly on the transcripts.

    NOTE: A registration hold will be placed on all students who have not submitted final official transcripts during their first term.

    Transcript Translations
    English translations of all international transcripts are required. Translations are accepted from the issuing institution or translations provided by any NACES or AICE recognized credential evaluation service. Some do not provide translations. Three companies that do provide transcript translations are SpanTran (requests for translations/verifications should be sent to, Josef Silny & Associates, and Scholaro Translation, but you are welcome to use any NACES- or AICE-recognized company. Clemson does not endorse any particular company.

    Click here for Transcript FAQs. 
    Click here to download a PDF copy of the Graduate School's complete Final Official Transcript Policy. 

    Plan for Course Registration and Advising
    The Assistant Director of Student Services will contact you via your Clemson email address soon after acceptance regarding course registration and advising. Appointments can take place in person or by phone. To prepare for your advising appointments, it will help to become familiar with the iROAR platform.

    Who is my Advisor?

    Initial advising appointments for all students will be scheduled with:
    Amy Matthews Herrick
  • Before Starting Classes

    Review Student Handbooks
    Please review the MRED Program Student Handbook in its entirety and familiarize yourself with the Graduate School Student Handbook.

    Download the Alertus App
    If you have a smartphone and will be taking any in-person classes, we ask that you download the Alertus+ app. Any emergency notifications for the Greenville ONE building will come through this application.

    Follow these steps to set up Alertus+:

    • Download Alertus+ from the app store
    • Organization code: clemson
    • Email: your Clemson email address
    • Alertus will send a verification email
    • Once verified, go to "subscription" and select Greenville ONE

    How to Purchase Textbooks
    You may choose to buy textbooks after attending the first class or after hearing from the professor, but if you would like to purchase textbooks before the first day, you can use the Clemson Bookstore tool to find which books are required for each class. Textbooks can be purchased from the Clemson Bookstore or outside vendors (such as Amazon or eBay).

    Review Clemson's Academic Calendar
    Clemson University's academic calendar can be found here:
    IMPORTANT REMINDER: MRED Program classes begin in Second Summer Session, prior to the start of the fall academic semester. The Program follows the standard CU Academic calendar for fall and spring semesters.

    Review the Clemson Laptop Requirement
    All MRED students are required to have a laptop. Clemson University's recommended laptop specifications and ordering information can be found here:

    Plan to Attend Orientation
    MRED Program orientation consists of an in-person orientation prior to the start of the fall semester at the Greenville ONE campus: 1 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601. You will receive a detailed itinerary for orientation as the date approaches.

    In addition to MRED orientation, newly accepted students will receive additional orientation onboarding requirements from the Graduate School-Newly Accepted Students, including a required virtual orientation. These requirements must also be completed prior to starting the program.



Master of Real Estate Development
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