The Graduate School does not set any deadlines, however, individual departments may. Please contact the program you're applying to for deadline inquiries.
Clemson allows you to apply to more than one program. However, you must use two separate applications. All applications at Clemson are customized to meet the needs of each specific program and are not interchangeable between programs. After you have submitted and paid for your first application, you are to go back in with the same UserID and password and change your major. You will have to submit the second application and pay another application fee.
Clemson University Graduate School is using an imaging system called Admit. Your application and support materials are viewable by the department as they are uploaded to the application or are received by the Admissions office. The department has the ability to view your materials as they come in and can act on your application accordingly.
If your department requires a portfolio, please send it directly to the department to which you have applied. If you are unsure of their address, please go to the contact list to locate their address accordingly.
Clemson University’s institution code is 5111. We do not require a department code.
Official score reports of standardized exams must be requested from the administering agency and submitted directly to the Graduate School at Clemson University. The appropriate institutional code is 5111. We do not require a department code.
The title of the degree earned and the date awarded must be noted to be considered a final official transcript. Official certificates or diplomas in sealed envelopes from the issuing institution should accompany any transcripts that do not note the degree earned and date awarded directly on the transcripts. Final official transcripts must be received by Clemson University in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
The "date complete" is the date your application package became complete. That means all of your support materials have been updated and are viewable by the department.
It varies by department and whether they have a committee review. Please contact your department to see where they are on their decision-making process.
Clemson University receives scores from ETS electronically. If the Status Check indicates "awaiting", your scores haven't been uploaded into our system as of this date. Please continue to check your application status.
Support materials (references, transcripts, test scores) that have not been received yet.
An official Decision Letter will be posted to the Application Portal 48 hours after a decision has been made on your application by the Graduate School. You will receive an email letting you know a decision has been made. You will be directed to log into the Application Portal (Review Your Activity): http://grad.clemson.edu/admission/application.php. A PDF of the letter will be posted toward the bottom of the portal.
Go to the Application Portal here: http://grad.clemson.edu/admission/application.php. Go to “Manage Your Account” and click on “Review Your Activity”. Use the same UserID (email address) and Password you created when you submitted your application. This will take you to any applications that you have completed through College Net. Click on Clemson University (Graduate).
You will see the section for Online Letters of Recommendation. You can see who you requested and if they have started their recommendation yet. There is a drop box that says "take action". The two selections are "send reminder" and "edit this recommender." The second option allows name and/or email address to be edited.
When this is done, the original link is deactivated, and a new email is automatically generated and sent using the new information.
If you are still have problems, please contact College Net at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This change can be made by following the same process used to answer the question above, "I put in the wrong email address for a recommender and need to change it, how do I do that?"
I've Been Accepted
In the Application Portal: http://grad.clemson.edu/admission/application.php , where you viewed your decision letter, you will find a “Decision Form” button. Click on it to open and indicate whether you accept or decline Clemson University’s offer of admission.
After confirming your intent to enroll, you will receive an email with your Clemson Student ID (XID) and an activation code. This email will provide necessary instructions on how to log into Clemson University’s iROAR system, access your username and create your password.
This email will be sent out shortly before registration opens for your first term.
Please visit the newly accepted students’ page: http://grad.clemson.edu/newly_accepted/ for tutorials and a step-by-step checklist of things to do before beginning your journey at Clemson University. Additionally, the Registration Portal: http://www.registrar.clemson.edu/portal/ is a good place to start.
An admission status of Accepted Conditionally means that the admissions office does not have your final-official transcript. Most likely you were admitted based on unofficial transcripts or you have not yet graduated or provided a transcript with your final date of degree on it. Conditional Acceptance does not hinder you from registering or enrolling in classes. It is required for you to provide your final-official transcript or certificate to the Office of Graduate Admissions during your first semester enrolled at Clemson University.
You are NOT officially accepted into Clemson University until you receive an official letter of acceptance signed by the Dean of Graduate School. When your department goes through the proper channels of acceptance and the Graduate Admissions office updates the admission status, an official letter will be posted to the Application Portal (Review Your Activity): http://grad.clemson.edu/admission/application.php.
Enrollment may be deferred for up to 1 year beyond the initial semester desired for any student who has received an offer of admission from the Graduate School, pending approval from the program of study. Students wishing to defer enrollment must request and receive written approval from the academic program that recommended admission. This request may be obtained via e-mail by contacting the graduate program coordinator. The application and supporting materials are valid for 1 year. Should a student wish to defer his/her admission beyond 1 year of the initial semester desired, a new application, supporting documentation and the prevailing application fee must be submitted (see Application, validity). International students should notify the Office of International Affairs when approval is received from the admitting program to defer admission.
You may find more information on Off-Campus Student Services here.
Your NR number is the number that is generated for international students as a temporary ID used during the application process. Once your application is submitted and paid for your NR is created. You will receive an email which includes your NR number.
South Carolina law now requires all students claiming South Carolina residence to fill out a South Carolina Residency form for verification.
For the applicant's protection, information will only be given directly to the applicant.
Please send all inquiries to email@example.com or contact the department directly.
If you have ever been a student at Clemson University or applied to Clemson University under a different name than you have today, then your previous name will remain. Please furnish a name change form to have your file updated.
You need to contact the program to which you have applied.
Office of Graduate Admissions
Electronic checks take two weeks to clear and until they do, your application is not available to the Graduate School or your department for review.