Undergraduate Application Process

General Information

Students seeking admission to Clark Atlanta University must submit an application for admission to the University. Completing the application form online will activate your admissions file. We do not accept fee waivers for the online application. Your file will not be considered complete or submitted to our Admissions Committee until we receive the following documentation and the application fee:

  • Recommendation from your counselor
  • Recommendation from a teacher
  • Official high school transcript(s) from each school attended. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the school
  • Official SAT or ACT score reports
  • Essay (500 words, Choose one of the following topics: Who has had the greatest influence on your life and why? or, How do you believe Clark Atlanta University will prepare you for future leadership?)
  • Non-refundable $35 application fee (or fee waiver request form completed by high school counselor. Fee waivers are accepted until March 1)

Use only your correct legal name at the time of application to the University (no nicknames please). If your name or address changes prior to the time of registration, please notify the Office of Admissions in writing.


Admissions Criteria

  • GPA: 2.5 on 4.0 scale
  • Test Scores: 900 SAT (Critical Reading and Math Only); 19 ACT

General Requirements

  • English-4 units
  • Mathematics-3 units
  • Natural Science-2 units
  • Foreign Language-2 units
  • Social Science-3 units
  • Electives-3 units

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-688-3228/404-880-6605.

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Fall application priority deadline is March 1.

Spring application priority deadline is October 1.

Click below for the Printable Application:

Printable Application

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Transfer Students

Students who have earned twelve (12) semester credits or eighteen (18) quarter credits at another regionally accredited college or university must apply as a transfer applicant.

Your file will not be considered complete or submitted to our Admissions Committee until we receive the following documentation and your application fee:

  • One official transcript from all colleges or universities attended. Transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the institution's Office of the Registrar. A transcript which has been "Issued to the student" will not be accepted.
  • Completed Dean's Certification Form
  • Non-refundable $35 application fee (all applications completed online must be paid by debit/credit card in order to be processed)

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International Students

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required if English is not the applicant's native language. International applicants must attain a minimum of 500 on the paper exam and 173 on the computerized exam. A waiver of the TOEFL requirement will be granted if the applicant has earned a diploma from an institution whose curriculum is taught in English.

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Joint Enrollment Students

Clark Atlanta University is approved by the Atlanta Board of Education as a participant in the Joint High School/College Enrollment Program (JEP). Through JEP, high school juniors and seniors in the Atlanta and Decatur School System can fulfill partial high school graduation requirements at a participating Atlanta area college. In addition to receiving high school credit, the jointly enrolled student also receives credit toward a Clark Atlanta University degree. Credit awarded at Clark Atlanta University may be transferable to another college, but this decision rests with the receiving institution. Further information may be obtained from the Clark Atlanta Office of Admissions.

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Early Admission Program

The early admission program is designed for exceptionally qualified high school students whose success in college can be predicted without their completing a full high school program.

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Former Students Seeking Readmission

A Clark Atlanta University student who has not been enrolled for one semester (not including the summer) is required to apply for readmission. Applicants must meet the application date for the semester/term to which the student is seeking enrollment. The Office of Admissions will request a transcript from Clark Atlanta University's Office of the Registrar. A former student who has attended another college or university during his or her absence from Clark Atlanta University must have an official transcript from each institution's Office of the Registrar mailed to Clark Atlanta University, Office of Admissions.

Former students do not have to pay the application fee nor provide letter of recommendation.

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Transient Students

Students who are enrolled at another university or college and wish to complete no more than twelve semester hours at Clark Atlanta University must submit an application, application fee, and a "Letter of Good Standing". The letter must list the desired course(s) and state that approval has been granted by a dean or an academic advisor. The school's seal must appear on the document and, preferably, accompanied by the dean or academic advisor's signature.

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