Clemson Graduate School

Clemson Graduate School


Admission in this category is for students who do not want to gain a degree. For example: teaching certificate or recertification. If you wish to obtain a degree at a later date, then you will have to re-apply to the appropriate Degree program. In general, the only supportive material required for non-degree admission is an official transcript showing an appropriate background and confirming the awarding of a bachelor's degree or higher. Be sure to check with the department to ensure you have the appropriate materials. In most cases, International Students are not eligible for Non Degree Status.

All supporting materials required by the Graduate School should be attached to the online application for admission. These may include personal statements, unofficial copies of transcripts and resumes/CVs. Other supporting materials, such as portfolios, required specifically by individual programs should be submitted based upon the guidelines provided by the program. Please note: Official transcripts are only required of those applicants who are offered admission. Therefore, do not mail an official transcript unless you receive an offer of admission.

Please read all application instructions prior to beginning the application.

General Information

Returning Students more

If you have been previously enrolled in the Graduate School at Clemson anytime in the past six years in the same area you wish to apply you DO NOT need to complete this application.

Financial Aid more

Non-Degree students are not eligible for financial assistance or graduate assistantships.

Faculty, Staff, & Employees more

Admission for Faculty, Staff, & Employees of Clemson University are subject to the same requirements and department approval and must follow all academic regulations.

Transient Graduate Students more

A student who has been admitted to a degree program at another institution and who wishes to take courses for transfer to their institution may be permitted to enroll as a non-degree transient student in graduate courses.

ELS - Conditional Admission

Tuition & Fees

Application Information

Deadlines more

Deadlines vary for Domestic and International Students and by department. Applicants are encouraged to contact academic departments and programs for additional information. Click here or a list of programs with contact information.

Fees more

The fee can be paid by credit card, debit card, or electronic check (US Banks only) when the application is submitted.

  • Domestic Fees: $80 Non-Refundable Application Fee
  • International Fees: $90 Non-Refundable Application Fee
  • Non-Degree Fees: $60 Non-Refundable Application Fee

Applying to Multiple Programs more

Clemson allows you to apply to more than one program, however each application must be submitted individually with a separate application fee.

Technical Difficulties more

If you have technical difficulties while completing your application or letters of recommendation, you should send an e-mail to

Completing the Application

Select a Degree/Major and Term more

Any application submitted for graduate study at Clemson must be for a specific degree (examples; PhD, MS, MAT, etc.) and a specific program (major). The online application includes a list of degree programs from which you will choose.

Create An Account more

Clemson's application is hosted by CollegeNet. You will be asked to create a user ID and password.

Manage Your Account more

Once you have created your user ID and password, CollegeNet allows you to complete portions of the application, save the work and then return at a later time to complete and submit the application.

Finishing the Application more

After you are satisfied that ALL information in your application is correct, you may SUBMIT your application. You will be asked to provide accurate credit card information in order to pay your application fee of $80 for domestic, $90 for international, and $60 for non-degree applicants. This application fee must be paid online and is non-refundable. Clemson will not receive your application until the fee is paid online.

Relevant Student Numbers more

Domestic & Permanent Resident:   If you are currently or have previously been a student at Clemson then you will have a CUID number, which you will be asked to provide. If you are unsure of your number, please leave it blank.

Fee Waivers more

For purposes of recruiting, some applicants receive a Fee Waiver Code for their application.

Data Validation more

Do not click on “SAVE, PAY, SEND” until you have rechecked your data through the
validation process.

Application Processing more

After you have completed the online application, validated your data, and paid your application fee, your application will be forwarded to Clemson.

Support Materials

  • Cover Sheet
  • If admitted, mail Final-Official Transcripts To:

    Office of Graduate Admissions
    209 E-Martin Hall
    Clemson University
    SC 29634
  • Domestic Institutions Only:

    To submit a secure (pass-code required)
    final official transcript electronically,
    directly from your institution's Registrar's
    Office , Please use the Following email address
    (all other inquiries should be directed to )

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