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The Clarkson School - Early Admission Program

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The Clarkson School is an individualized program that allows exceptionally talented high school students to attend college after completing eleventh grade. Rigorous undergraduate courses, field trips, interesting speakers, access to all campus facilities and a supportive residential component are all part of this highly successful, early decision program.

Clarkson’s close-knit student community provides a nurturing atmosphere, allowing students to successfully pursue challenging programs of study that meet their own individual needs and interests. The program also offers time management and study skill seminars, as well as careful monitoring of each student's progress throughout the year.

Most students are accepted after their junior year of high school and are fully recognized as Clarkson University undergraduates. They earn approximately 30 college credit hours during the year. Majors can be chosen from the School of Business, the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, or the School of Arts & Science; or in Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management or University Studies.

The majority of Clarkson School students live together on campus, with specially trained house advisors. The program offers structured activities that foster a cooperative learning and living environment, as well as access to Clarkson's clubs, activities and sports teams.
Field trips are another integral part of the school's program. Plus, students have the opportunity to discuss campus and world events, as well as future educational and career options, with invited speakers.

Upon satisfactory completion of the year, students may automatically continue as sophomores at Clarkson University. The staff also provides guidance and help for those who wish to continue their education at other colleges and universities.