Undergraduate Degree-Seeking Students

Applications for undergraduate degree-seeking students are reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • 2.5 math and science GPA.
  • ACT or SAT scores (May be considered within two years of high school graduation).
  • Class rank.
  • High school and college coursework.
  • English Proficiency - Student must meet one of the following:
    • Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score (Minimum of 100 total score on the TOEFL iBT, minimum of 250 total score computer-based TOEFL, or minimum of 600 total score on the paper-based TOEFL).
    • ACT English score of 20 or higher.
    • Graduation from an accredited U.S. high school.
    • U.S. GED English score of 500 or equivalent.
    • Bachelor’s or higher level degree from a U.S. accredited college or university.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Students who have completed the GED are reviewed with a score of 500 or above on each of the five GED tests.
  • Students that have been home schooled are required to submit GED scores.
  • All transcripts from high school and post-secondary institutions will be evaluated for “Ds,” “Fs,” no pass, withdrawals and withdrawal fails.
  • International Nurse Applicants are also required to submit documentation of successful achievement of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) qualifying examination.
  • Applicants must be in good standing from all previous institutions attended.

Undergraduate Application Materials Required for Degree-Seeking Students:

Undergraduate degree seeking students will be required to submit the following items to be considered for admission. Only students who have submitted all necessary items will be considered for admission.

  • Undergraduate application for admission and application fee.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from high school and all postsecondary institutions attended or currently attending. Clarkson College will not accept transcripts issued to the student. Post-secondary institutions include college and universities, professional, technical and business schools regardless of whether or not credit was earned. Transcripts from all institutions outside the U.S. must be official, translated to English and credentialed.
  • Typed 2-3 page motivational essay or program specific application questions.
  • Official ACT or SAT scores: Required within two years of high school graduation for students graduating from a U.S. accredited high school

 Additional admission requirements for the following programs:

  • Physical Therapist Assistant (Bachelor's and Associate's) – PTA application packet.
  • Radiologic Technology – RT application packet.
  • Traditional BSN – BSN Application Packet, Active status on a nurse aide registry. Applications may be reviewed for acceptance with proof of intent to complete a nurse aide course.
  • LPN to BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN – Technical Standards form, Copy of current unencumbered nursing licensure.
  • Medical Imaging – Copy of current American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) card.