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As an international student at Clarkson, you’ll join undergraduates from over 40 different countries who thrive in a supportive, welcoming university community. The active International Students Club will provide a campus home away from home, and the International Center at Clarkson can answer all of your questions about visas, work permits, and the logistics of living and learning in the United States. 

International Application Process
These application instructions are for non-U.S. citizens applying for first-year enrollment at Clarkson. If you have already earned some university credit, you should apply as a transfer student. To review your application, we need to receive all of the following materials and information according to Clarkson’s admission dates and deadlines:

  • Common Application
  • Official secondary school transcript, mark sheets, and national exam scores (if applicable).
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • SAT or ACT score reports
  • Clarkson SAT code: 2084
  • Clarkson ACT code: 2698
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports, if English is not your first language
  • Certification of Finances Form (PDF) and supporting bank statement
  • Copy of your current passport

Mailing Address
All online applications and test scores should be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Please send any printed forms and documents to:

Office of International Admissions
Clarkson University
8 Clarkson Avenue, Box 5610
Potsdam, NY 13699
Fax: 315-268-7647

Financial Aid
International students at Clarkson are eligible for merit-based financial aid in the form of partial scholarships. All scholarship decisions are based on your admission application, so no other forms are required. There is a separate application process, however, for the Honors Program that awards an additional $2,000 a year to accepted students.

Visit Us
We highly encourage you to visit Clarkson and participate in an admission interview. If you can’t get here in person, we’re happy to do the interview by phone or online.

Our admission staff is here to help you with every step of the application process. Call Peter Dangremond, Senior Assistant Dean of International and Preparatory Admissions, at 315-268-2125 or email him at