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Welcome Accepted Graduate Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Clark University! The Graduate Admissions team, along with the entire Clark community, is here to support you as you finalize your enrollment.Below is our Admitted Student Checklist, which will guide you through the next steps of the enrollment process.

For International Accepted Students, be sure to review the additional steps in the information below.

Please do not hesitate to contact Graduate Admissions at if you have any questions or concerns.

Confirming Enrollment and Immigration

You can find the enrollment reply form on your application portal.

All accepted students are required to pay a nonrefundable enrollment deposit in order to confirm their enrollment. The deposit gets credited to your first semester’s tuition bill. You can make your deposit payment by credit or debit card in your application portal. If you need to pay your deposit via wire transfer, please contact our office for further assistance.

Within 3 business days of paying your enrollment deposit, instructions on how to activate your Clark username and password will be posted on your application portal. Once your Clark email is activated, you will start receiving important updates from the Clark community.

Please be sure to regularly check both your personal email and your Clark email for communications from Clark University.

Request your I-20 as an International Accepted Student

Within 5 business days of activating your Clark email address, the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) will send a message to your Clark email (NOT your personal email) inviting you access the ISSO portal.

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order to request your I-20:

    • A copy of your most current passport
    • Bank statement (no more than 6 months old)
    • If the bank statement is not in your name, you must also submit the Clark University Affidavit of Support

ISSO will next be asking you to complete the “Proof of Funding” process. They will send you an estimated cost of attendance for your first academic year. Once all required documents are submitted, ISSO will process and issue your I-20 within 5 business days.

  • Questions should be directed to ISSO (International Students & Scholars Office) at
Start Your Visa Process as an International Student

Once you receive your I-20 from ISSO, you will need to pay the SEVIS fee and schedule your visa appointment at the nearest US embassy/consulate.

  • Additional questions should be directed to ISSO (International Students & Scholars Office) at

Housing and Documentation

Clark graduate students may choose to live in either university-offered housing or off-campus housing in the Worcester area.

Massachusetts law requires that all college students within the state show a complete record of immunity against communicable disease. To ensure the best health for you and all Clark students, you will need to have your health care provider complete the required graduate immunization forms. Once you have the complete forms, upload them to your Clark student portal as immunization forms.

Per Massachusetts state law, full-time international students must be enrolled in Clark’s student health insurance plan Health insurance will be included in your first semester bill.

All students must submit their official, final bachelor’s degree transcript before the first day of classes. This transcript must confirm a degree has been earned, reflect your final grades, and come directly from your institution.

Please review the following options:

    • Electronic submission: Your university can send your transcript via secure electronic delivery service to
    • In-person submission: You may bring your transcript with you to campus. The transcript must be sealed in an envelope stamped by your university. During the week before classes, the Graduate Admissions team will be available to process your documents.
    • Mail submission: Your university can mail hard copies of your transcript to the following address. We recommend using a mail service that allows you to track delivery:

Clark University
Office of Graduate Admissions, Carriage House
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610 USA

Submit Your Official English Scores as an International Accepted Student

Please reach out to your test center to have your official test scores sent electronically to This process may be delayed if you used different emails for your English test and for your application.

If you are submitting your official TOEFL scores, our ETS code is 5969.

Your Clark OneCard will act as your student ID card and access card to multiple resources on campus. You can find instructions for submitting your OneCard headshot photo here.
Questions should be directed to

Course Registration and First Semester Billing

You can connect with your academic department to ensure that you understand your degree requirements and take the correct classes during your first semester.

  • Questions regarding course registration should be directed to your academic department. If you do not know who your department contact information, please connect with Graduate Admissions at

Students admitted to School of Management programs may need to complete prerequisite courses before the first day of classes. If you have any outstanding prerequisites, you will receive an email notification with instructions on how to complete your prerequisites. You can also check your application status portal “updates” section to see if you have prerequisites.

Your first semester bill will be calculated after registering for your courses. You will receive an email when your bill is available, typically about 6 weeks before the start of classes.

You will have approximately 4 weeks to pay your balance. You will not receive a bill if you do not register for classes- review student billing information here.

Plan Your Arrival and Orientation

Plan Your Travel as an International Accepted Student

Getting to Worcester is easier than ever, and we are here to help make your arrival smooth and enjoyable. For one day prior to International Student Welcome, the International Center offers free transportation from Boston Logan International Airport to Clark’s campus in Worcester, MA.

If you’re traveling on other dates, there are a variety of other transportation options including public transportation, taxis, and ride-sharing from the airport in Boston. Worcester Regional Airport is also very close by if you are flying into another major U.S. city that offers direct flights to Worcester.

Please note, Clark University does not offer temporary housing for when you first arrive in the country. You must secure housing before you arrive.

Attend International Student Welcome Week

International Student Welcome (ISW) is your chance to explore campus and Worcester, get to know your future classmates and faculty, obtain your Clark OneCard student ID, and learn about student services. You’ll attend a variety of academic and student services focused sessions as well as social activities to get you settled into life at Clark.

More information can be found on the website here.



This will be hosted by your academic department a few days before classes begin. More information will be sent to your Clark student email.

  • Questions should be directed to your academic department.

Check Clark’s academic calendar for class dates. Please refer to your course schedule on your Clark student portal to see where your classes are located. You can view the campus map to find your class location.

  • Questions should be directed to your academic department.

Graduate Student Resources

Whether you’re looking for help formatting your dissertation or want to learn more about renting a Zipcar on campus, our comprehensive list of resources has information on everything from academics to life at Clark.

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Worcester Living

The second-largest city in New England, Worcester is a hub for biotech, higher education, health care, and the arts. Discover what makes our home a great place to live, learn, and play.

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Academic Catalog

Clark’s academic programs, research centers and institutes, and emphasis on engaged scholarship give our graduate students the ability to lead effectively, manage responsibly, and make important contributions to their workplaces, communities, and the world.

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Clark Bookstore

Clark’s online bookstore makes it easy to shop for textbooks and other course materials. Log in with your Clark University account to view a personalized page of your courses and corresponding materials, or search by course.

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Information Technology Services

Need help connecting to WiFi? Have a question about activating your Clark account? ITS has a variety of services and resources to help you get started. Help Desk staff provide the first line of assistance to you.

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International Students & Scholars Office

ISSO staff advises international students, faculty members, scholars, and their dependents from over 80 countries on matters relating to immigration, as well as daily life in the United States.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your enrollment deposit is only refundable in the case of a visa rejection. If you choose to defer to a future term, you will not be able to request a refund of your deposit. The deposit is applied as a credit to your first-semester tuition bill.

If you are unable to enroll in your planned term of entry, please contact us. We will assist you with the process of deferring your enrollment to a future semester.

The International Student and Scholars Office will process your I-20 as soon as possible. Please allow 5 business days from the date of your completed request for your I-20 to be generated.

You will receive an electronic copy of your I-20. As soon as your I-20 is ready, you will receive an email to your email address.

The fall in Worcester is often warm and mild, but the weather gets colder as the semester progresses. Winter in Worcester has snowy and cold conditions that call for warm shoes and boots, a winter coat, and a hat and gloves. These items can be purchased while you are here at the many shopping areas in and around the city.

If you plan to bring your vehicle to campus, there are a variety of options available to you. Visit our campus parking and permits page for more information about campus parking decals and regulations. The parking permit application for the upcoming academic year is available on Aug. 1.

Contact Information

Graduate Admissions

Office Location
  • Graduate Admissions
    122 Woodland Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • Office hours by appointment only.

Mailing Address