How to Apply

All of the items you need to complete to be considered for admission are listed below. If you are accepted into a program offered at Clarkson College, you will be sent an acceptance letter and packet. You must complete the confirmation form and submit the enrollment fee within 30 days of your acceptance to reserve your spot in the program. Contact our Enrollment office if at any point you have questions.

Step 1: Create an account to start your application.

Step 2: Complete the online application and submit all required admissions materials.
Online program applicants: check your state's authorization to apply for online programs. Learn more.

Admission Deadlines

If you are enrolling in a program that does not have an application deadline or has rolling admission, there are special application deadlines for international students seeking an I-20 Visa to be sure that your transition to Clarkson College is as smooth as possible. Those deadlines are as follows:

  • To begin in the fall semester: June 1
  • To begin in the spring semester: October 1
  • To begin in the summer semester: March 1

Required International Admissions Materials


Official transcripts are required from all educational institutions you have attended or are currently attending. Transcripts from all institutions outside the U.S. must be official, translated to English and credentialed. You may choose from one of the following agencies to have your transcripts evaluated: World Education ServicesInternational Education Research Foundation or Educational Credential Evaluators Inc. Transcripts will not be accepted unless they have been evaluated.

English Proficiency

Each student must meet one of the following:

  • Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score (minimum of 100 total score on the TOEFL iBT, minimum of 250 total score Computer-based TOEFL, or minimum of 600 total score on the paper-based TOEFL or score of 60 on the updated pBT). 
  • Official IELTS (the International English Language Testing System) total score of 7.5. 
  • Graduation from an accredited U.S. high school.
  • ACT English score of 20 or higher.
  • U.S. General Educational Development (GED) Certificate with an English score of 500 or equivalent.
  • Associate's or higher-level degree from a U.S. accredited college or university.

If you plan to take classes on campus, you will be issued an I-20, and will need to provide supporting documentation from a bank or financial institution of the financial sponsor as outlined in the Clarkson College international student I-20 procedures.

If you will be taking classes on campus, you must complete all health and safety requirements for the program that you have been accepted to prior to enrolling. These requirements must be fulfilled at a health care facility in the United States.

You must submit a signed Certification of Financial Responsibility form to the Student Accounts office by the application deadline.

Paying Your Tuition & Fees

International students are required to make advance payments for all charges of tuition, fees and on-campus housing (if applicable) each semester. Payments must be received by the Clarkson College Student Accounts office by the fourth day of the semester. If your account is not paid in full by the due date, enrollment in your courses will no longer be secure.

Methods of Payment

Clarkson College accepts cash payments in U.S. dollars, transfer of electronic funds, credit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) and U.S. Postal Service money orders.

Payments must be made directly to Clarkson College. Third-party billing or alternative payment arrangements are not available to international students.

All international students (on-campus and online) must submit a signed Statement of Financial Responsibility form to the Student Accounts office prior to the first day of your first enrolled term at Clarkson College.

On-campus international students who are entering the United States for the first time may be required to pay a SEVIS fee. This fee is paid directly to SEVIS. More information can be found on the SEVIS website.

Enrollment Office

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST

Clarkson College Admissions Office
101 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68131-2739
PH 402.552.3100 FX 402.552.6165

Admissions Office