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We are glad you've decided to come to Clarkson and can't wait for you to get started!
The first step is to pay your admission deposit. Graduate students should consult their acceptance letter for payment instructions specific to their program. If you're an undergraduate student, you can pay your deposit one of two ways:
Mail your deposit to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Clarkson University
Box 5605
Potsdam, NY 13699
Pay your deposit online.

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Clarkson accepts ACH check payments and MasterCard or Discover credit card payments for admission deposits. You may make these payments using the secure site by clicking here. Please note that you will need your student number which can be found on your acceptance letter. You will also need to enter your date of birth as your initial password using the following format, YYYYMMDD. For example, a student with a birth date of January 1, 1990 would then use 19900101 as their initial password. It is also important to note that while Clarkson does not charge a fee for this service, the credit card processor will assess a minimal payment processing fee.

To reserve your place in the Clarkson School, you must submit a $300.00, non-refundable deposit.  Checks should be made payable to The Clarkson School and sent to The Clarkson School, Box 5650, Potsdam, New York, 13699-5650.  If you prefer we also offer you the option to pay your $300.00 deposit on line* at through a secure website.  There is a service charge that will be added to your payment if you choose this method.  Students who are applying for financial aid are not required to submit their deposit until they have had an opportunity to review a financial aid package.

*If you have not done so already, you will need to setup your Clarkson username and password to pay your deposit on line. This will not only give you the ability to pay your deposit on line it will also give you access to our website that is exclusively for accepted students.  Please go to and use the Student ID provided on your acceptance letter.  If you have misplaced your Student ID number, feel free to call the Clarkson School Office (1-800-574-4425).