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Welcome to Clarke University! Together, we will cultivate new ways of delivering the Clarke experiences supporting each other and our community. We stand as One Clarke, One Community.

Freshmen Admission Requirements

Clarke Student Life - Whether a Business Major or not involves participating in clubs on campus

You are ready to apply!

You are on your way to becoming an official Clarkie! Each Clarke applicant for admission is considered on an individual and personal basis.

Admissions Standards:

  • To be considered for admission, a student needs at least a 2.5 (4.0 scale).
  • Students must submit transcripts from all institutions attended for admission and academic credit review. Transcripts will need to showcase forward academic progress and success in core academic course work.
  • Clarke is temporarily test-optional; we will provide admission decisions without a test score. 
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years will follow the test-optional policy at Clarke University. This allows applicants the option to either submit or not submit their SAT or ACT scores for the admission process. We believe students should present the most comprehensive picture of their academic and intellectual accomplishments when applying for admission to Clarke. If a student believes their standardized test scores will be valuable supporting information during the review process, then the results may be submitted. Students who feel their high school records alone are a better indicator of their academic achievement and ability may choose to exclude their test scores from their application without penalty.

Application Process:

  1. Fill out the application.
  2. Request that your high school sends us your transcripts. Transcripts should include class rank (if available), cumulative grade point average, and senior subjects in progress. Clarke accepts unofficial transcripts for acceptance purposes but will require a final high school transcript upon graduation.
  3. Request that your ACT, SAT I, or TOEFL score report be sent from the testing agency.  Clarke also accepts a copy of the student score report for the ACT or SAT; which is available for free online. Enter the Clarke Code:
    • 1290 for ACT
    • 6099 for SAT I
    • 6099 for TOEFL