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									                                                                                                                              Applying to Clemson
                                                                                                                              Notification Calendar                         Application Fee                                                                Foreign Language Placement – Students opting to take French,                Application Timeline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           German or Spanish to meet their foreign language requirements must
                                                                                                                              Students who apply by December 1 and          The $65 application fee must be paid by debit/credit card or electronic                                                                                    Fall: Deadline to take the SAT if the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           take the Clemson Foreign Language Placement Test even if they have
                                                                                                                              have all application materials on file by     check when the student applies online.                                                                                                                     student hasn’t already done so. The student
                                                                                                                              February 1 will receive a decision the week                                                                                  taken an AP or IB exam or the SAT II test. Students opting to begin         should list Clemson to receive his or her
                                                                                                                              of February 15.                               Clemson participates in the following need-based fee waiver programs:          a new language do not need to take the test. Visit clemson.edu/caah/        scores (Clemson’s institutional code for SAT
                                                                                                                                                                            College Board, ACT and the National Association for College Admission          languages for more information.                                             is 5111; the code for ACT is 3842).
                                                                                                                              Students who apply after December 1 may
                                                                                                                              hear the week of February 15 or as soon as    Counseling (NACAC). Students should apply online and indicate they                                                                                         December 1: Application deadline
                                                                                                                              possible thereafter.                          have this type of waiver. The original waiver must then be mailed to the                                                                                   for fall admission to ensure February 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Criteria for Admission Decisions
                                                                                                                                                                            Office of Admissions and can be included with the student’s transcript.                                                                                    notification.*
                                                                                                                              Students who receive University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The single most important factor we consider in making an admission
                                                                                                                              scholarships may hear earlier than                                                                                                                                                                       December 15: Application deadline for
                                                                                                                              February 15 once the application file is                                                                                     decision is the high school record. We use the student’s GPA and rank       spring admission (January enrollment).*
                                                                                                                                                                            Required High School Credits
                                                                                                                              complete.                                                                                                                    in class as expressions of high school performance. Other consideration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       December 31: Deadline for completion


                                      Undergraduate
                                                                                                                                                                            Most students accepted to Clemson have taken college preparatory               criteria include the types of courses taken and the student’s pattern of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of application file to receive consideration
                                                                                                                                                                            courses in high school. All applicants for freshman admission should           performance throughout high school. The vast majority of our applicants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       for academic recruiting scholarships for the
                                                                                                                              Apply Online                                  have completed the following courses:                                          present transcripts with college preparatory, honors and AP course work.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       fall semester.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Most also have a cumulative GPA above 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).


                                      Admissions Report 2011
                                                                                                                              We now require students to apply for          English                                         4 credits                                                                                                  Mid-February: Admission decisions
                                                                                                                              admission electronically. Applications may                                                                                   Standardized test scores (SAT and ACT) are the second major factor          mailed to students who applied for
                                                                                                                                                                            Mathematics                                     3 credits
                                                                                                                              be submitted straight from the homepage                                                                                                                                                                  admission by December 1. Students who
                                                                                                                                                                            Laboratory Science                              3 credits                      of our evaluation. SAT Subject Tests and counselor recommendations
                                                                                                                              to our database, with the application fee                                                                                                                                                                applied after December 1 may receive a
                                                                                                                                                                            Foreign Language (same language)                3 credits                      serve as additional credentials that, in some cases, provide needed
                                                                                                                              being processed via debit/credit card or                                                                                                                                                                 decision at this time or shortly thereafter.*
                                                                                                                              electronic check. After applying online,      Social Science                                  3 credits                      information.
                                                       Dear Guidance Officer:                                                 students will still need to submit official                                                                                                                                                              March 1: Deadline to submit the FAFSA
                                                                                                                                                                            Other                                           2 credits
                                                       I want to thank you for the many things you do to support and assist                                                                                                                                The choice of major and residency may also influence our evaluation.
                                                                                                                              high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.   Physical Education or ROTC                       1 credit                                                                                                  for loans and grants.
                                                       students. We especially appreciate the help you provide as they                                                                                                                                     Because some majors attract large numbers of applicants or have limited
                                                                                                                                                                            Fine Arts                                        1 credit                                                                                                  May 1: Final deadline to apply for fall
                                                       confront the complexities of the college selection process.                                                                                                                                         classroom space, admission requirements vary. In addition, as a public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           institution, we give S.C. residents priority in our evaluation process.     admission.*
                                                       To assist you in providing up-to-date information about Clemson,                                                     What tests does Clemson require?                                               Consequently, we ask students to select two intended majors. If the         * We will notify students when we receive their
                                                       we have prepared this newsletter that answers commonly asked                                                                                                                                        student is not admissible in the first choice, we automatically consider      application and keep them updated on their status
                                                       questions related to our admission program and highlights our 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                while they are under consideration. Students
                                                                                                                                                                            SAT/ACT – Clemson requires the SAT or ACT of all freshmen and uses             the second.                                                                   will receive a Clemson application number on a
                                                       freshman class.                                                                                                      the best individual writing, verbal and math scores from different SAT                                                                                       postcard acknowledging receipt of application.
                                                                                                                                                                            tests or the best composite ACT score. Official scores must be sent directly                                                                                 They should use this number in any official
                                                       Again, we thank you for your support and look forward to another                                                     to us from the SAT or ACT testing agency. SAT II Subject Tests are not         Visiting Clemson                                                              correspondence with the University.

                                                       productive year.                                                                                                     required.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Clemson does not require an interview for admission; however,
                                                                                           Sincerely,                                                                       Advanced Placement (AP) – Advanced placement credit is awarded to              students must attend a two-day Orientation program during the
                                                                                           Robert Barkley                                                                   students earning grades of 3, 4 or 5 on the College Board Examinations.        summer prior to the beginning of classes. Students may make other
                       Contact Us.                                                         Director of Admissions                                                                                                                                          visits, with or without an appointment, during normal business hours
Office of Undergraduate Admissions                                                                                                                                          Mathematics Placement – Placement is determined by scores on the               (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.).
                 Clemson University                                                                                                                                         Clemson Mathematics Placement Test (CMPT), which is required for
                    105 Sikes Hall
                                                                                                                                                                            all freshmen and transfer students. Failure to satisfactorily complete the     The Visitors Center conducts guided tours during fall and spring
                      Box 345124
          Clemson, SC 29634-5124                                                                                                                                            CMPT will result in placement in preparatory work that, in most cases,         semesters Monday–Saturday at 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. and on Sunday
                    864-656-2287                                                                                                                                            will not apply toward the general education mathematics requirement.           at 1:45 p.m. Guided tours are not scheduled on Saturdays when there is
                FAX 864-656-2464                                                                                                                                            Placement will be adjusted as needed after Clemson receives AP and IB          a home football game. Contact the Visitors Center at clemson.edu/visitors
             clemson.edu/admission      clemson.edu/admission                                                                                                               scores. Visit math.clemson.edu/CMPT for more information.                      or 864-656-4789 to confirm specific dates and times.
Profile of Clemson’s 2011 Freshman Class                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Financial Aid
•	   According to U.S.News & World             2011 Freshman Class Highlights                                              Clemson Online                               Figure 1: 2011 Freshmen by College                                                                          Table 3: 2011 Freshmen                          Table 1: 2011 Freshmen by Decile Rank and SAT Scores*                                            Estimated Costs                                        Scholarships. The University offers a number of merit scholarships
     Report, Clemson is ranked No. 25                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Receiving Advanced                                                                                                                               for 2011-2012                                          ranging in value from $500 to the complete cost of attendance. We base
                                               • The 2011 freshman class includes 1,528 men and 1,407 women for a          Visiting clemson.edu is a great way to                                                                                                                                                                                                      SAT Score Range
     among national public institutions,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Placement Credit by Exam                                                                                                                                                                                awards on academic potential. For some awards, we also consider financial
     among the top 5 with a commitment                                                                                     learn more about Clemson University. Our         Agriculture, Forestry                                                                                                                                    Decile       400       800    900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500                                 (excluding transportation expenses)
                                                 total of 2,935 students.
     to undergraduate teaching, one of                                                                                     homepage offers access to a wide range             and Life Sciences                                   711                                               Total Clemson hours awarded: 18,402
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rank         799       899    999 1099 1199 1299 1399 1499 1600                        TOTAL                                                           need. Students who complete the application process by December 31
                                                                                                                                                                               Architecture, Arts                                                                                                                                    1                  1      7     14   58  150  305  204  123   23                          885                     S.C. Student        Nonresident      will be considered. Students should submit the Free Application for
     17 top schools that make writing a        • Sixty-two percent of this year’s freshmen are South Carolinians. In       of content, including admissions material,                                                                                                               Total number of freshmen receiving AP
                                                                                                                                                                                and Humanities                  351                                                                                                                  2                  0      6     12   46  128  154   67   16    1                          430
     priority across all disciplines and         all, 40 states, the District of Columbia and five foreign countries are   the undergraduate catalog, financial                                                                                                                     credit: 1,288                                                                                                                                    Tuition and                                            Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 for need-based scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                                 Business and                                                                                                                                        3                  0      4     14   20   67  149   47    7    0                          308
     one of 18 top schools for learning                                                                                    aid and housing information, news                 Behavioral Science                             603                                                     (students earned grade of 3, 4 or 5)             4                  1      1      5   13   33   57   29    4    0                          143   Fees*                  $12,668             $28,826     consideration.
                                                 represented.
     communities.                                                                                                          summaries about recent and upcoming                      Engineering                                                                                                                                      5                  1      5      4    8   16   13   11    1    0                           59
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1,038                          Exam                       # Receiving Credit
•	   According to a 2011 survey conducted      • The mean weighted grade point average (GPA) for entering freshmen         campus events, intercollegiate sports and                and Science                                                                                                                                      6                  0      2      1    4    8    8    3    2    0                           28   Room and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ECONOMICS                                                                                                                                                                                               Grants. The Federal Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental
     by The Huffington Post, Clemson                                                                                       University plans. Our website features a     Health, Education and                                                                                                                                        7                  0      1      1    0    6    1    2    0    0                           11   Board                    $7,228              $7,228
                                                 is 4.18.                                                                                                                Human Development               232                                                                           Microeconomics                        62                                                                                                                                                             Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) offer gift assistance based on
     ranks No. 4 among the friendliest                                                                                     counselor information page to help you                                                                                                                                                                    8                  0      0      1    0    1    1    3    0    0                            6   (approximate)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Macroeconomics                       113                                                                                                                                                             financial need. Students apply by submitting the FAFSA. The application
                                                                                                                           assist students and a “Virtual Advisor,”                                                                                                                                                                  9                  0      0      1    1    0    0    0    0    0                            2
     schools around the nation.                • Forty-nine percent of entering freshmen graduated in the top 10                                                                                                                                                                    ENGLISH
                                                                                                                           which facilitates immediate responses                                                                                                                                                                     10                 0      0      0    0    0    0    0    0    0                            0   Books and                                              deadline for the FSEOG is March 1.
•	   Clemson’s student-to-faculty ratio          percent of their high school classes; 73 percent graduated in the top                                                                               0        200     400         600          800            1000         1200        Language and Composition             598
                                                                                                                           to questions about the University and the                                                                                                                                                                 Unknown            0      0      0    0    0    0    0    0    0                            0   Supplies                 $1,090              $1,090
     is 16:1, with more than 50 percent                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Literature and Composition           184
                                                 20 percent; and 97 percent graduated in the top half.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               TOTAL              3     26     53  150  409  688  366  153   24                        1,872   (approximate)
     of classes having fewer than 20                                                                                       admission process.                                                                                                                                       GEOGRAPHY                                                                                                                                                                                               Loans. Several loan programs are available to assist students who meet
     students.                                 • The mean SAT score for entering freshmen is 1230*. The mean SAT                                                        Figure 2: 2011 Freshmen by Residence                                                                           Human Geography                       76                                                                                                      Total                  $20,986             $37,144     particular eligibility requirements. The largest and most readily available is
•	   Clemson’s abundant green space                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 GOVERNMENT
                                                 score for South Carolinians is 1220, while out-of-state students          Additional Sources of                        S.C. Residents                                                    Out-of-State Residents                       American Government                  249
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Table 2: 2011 Freshmen by Decile Rank and ACT Scores                                             *Assumes medical fee (required for all full-time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the Federal Stafford Loan (formally called the Guaranteed Student Loan
     translates into roughly one acre per
                                                 average 1246.                                                             Information                                  62% – 1,834 students                                              38% — 1,101 students                         Comparative Government                16                                                                                                      students) and an average of $400 in lab fees.          Program), which is available in an unsubsidized version not based on
     student.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ACT Score Range
•	   Clemson ranks No. 6 among national                                                                                                                                                                                                   North Carolina                     192    HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                 financial need. Although there is no specific deadline date, we encourage
                                               • Thirty percent of freshmen are majoring in engineering.                   •	   On the Web: clemson.edu/                                                                                                                                                                             Decile        0        20     22      24      27      29      31      33      35
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       American History                     494      Rank          19       21     23      26      28      30      32      34      36       TOTAL                                                           students to apply by March 1 to ensure that loan funds are available for
     universities (both public and private)                                                                                     prospectivestudents                                                                                            Georgia                       122
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       European History                     129      1                3       16     27     101     117     119     114      62         7      566
     in terms of students’ return on           • The class represents 245 S.C. high schools and 715 out-of-state high           From this page, you can find us                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Other Expenses                                         August registration. The Federal Perkins Loan is also available and has an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Maryland                    93        World History                        147      2                9       10     14      73      64      39      19      13         1      242
     investment according to SmartMoney                                                                                         on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           application deadline of March 1.
                                                 schools.                                                                                                                                                                                          Virginia                  91     HUMANITIES                                       3                2        2      9      36      43      27      11       0         0      130
     magazine.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Estimated personal and
                                                                                                                                iTunes.                                                                                                                                                Music Theory                          17      4                2        2      5      24      23      12       8       0         0       76
•	   In her book The College Solution: A                                                                                                                                                                                                           New Jersey                88                                                                                                                                                      transportation expenses                      $4,404
                                               • More than half of the entering freshmen submitted Advanced                •	   On Twitter: twitter.com/                                                                                                                               Art History                           21      5                3        1      2       5       3       4       2       0         0       20                                                          Part-time Employment. The University participates in the Federal
     Guide for Everyone Looking for the                                                                                         BeAClemsonTiger                                                                                                                                        Art: Studio Art Drawing                9      6                4        1      0       3       3       3       0       0         0       14
                                                 Placement scores. Of these, more than two-thirds earned a grade of                                                                                                                              Florida                     58                                                                                                                                                      Estimated computer cost*                     $1,600    Work-Study Program. The application deadline is March 1.
     Right School at the Right Price,                                                                                      •	   On YouTube: youtube.com/Clemson                                                                                                                        Art: Studio Art-2D                    10      7                4        1      1       0       3       1       0       0         0       10
                                                 3, 4 or 5. When put together, these students received more than                                                                                                                               Massachusetts                  53
     financial writer Lynn O’Shaughnessy                                                                                   •	   Download the mobile tour app for your                                                                                                               LANGUAGES                                        8                0        0      1       0       1       0       0       0         0        2   *All students are required to own a laptop computer.
     profiled Clemson’s Creative Inquiry         18,402 semester hours of credit.                                                                                                                                                                                                      French Language                        5      9                1        0      0       0       1       0       0       0         0        2   For details, go to clemson.edu/laptop.                 General. Students applying for need-based scholarships, federally funded
                                                                                                                                iPhone from iTunes — search term:                                                                         Others                             404
     program as a best practice in                                                                                              Clemson Tour.                                                                                                                                          German Language                        7      10               0        0      0       1       0       0       0       0         0        1                                                          grants and loans, and Federal Work-Study Program employment must
                                               • Two hundred forty-two African-American students enrolled as freshmen.                                                                                                                    Note: This year’s class represents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Unknown          0        0      0       0       0       0       0       0         0        0   All figures are for 2011-2012 and are subject to
     undergraduate research.                                                                                               •	   More information on anything                                                                                                                           Japanese Language                      1                                                                                                                                                             complete the FAFSA.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          40 states, the District of Columbia and                                                                                                                                                    change.
•	   If they could start college over again,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Latin Language                         6      TOTAL           28       33     59     243     258     205     154      75         8    1,063
                                                                                                                                Clemson: clemson.edu                                                                                      five foreign countries.
     92 percent of seniors said they would                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Spanish Language                      32                                                                                                                                                             Please refer to the financial aid website at clemson.edu/finaid for more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Spanish Literature                     3
     still choose Clemson University.          Bridge Program Highlights                                                                                                Figure 3: SAT Scores for 2011 Freshmen by Percentile                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                information.
•	   The Princeton Review ranks Clemson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             MATH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Calculus AB                          369
     No. 1 for Town-Gown Relations are         • In fall 2010, 540 new students began the Bridge Program at Tri-County                                                  (Middle Range 50%)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Calculus BC                          238
     Great, No. 2 for Happiest Students,         Technical College. Of those, 398 (74 percent) made the seamless                                                            2011 Freshman Class
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Statistics                           282
     No. 3 for Everyone Plays Intramural                                                                                                                                                                                                 1160
                                                 transition to Clemson in 2011.                                                                                                                                                                   1310                              PSYCHOLOGY
     Sports and No. 9 for Best Career                                                                                                                                       S.C. Residents                                                                                             Psychology                           236
     Services.                                 • For the 2011 fall semester, 560 students have enrolled in the Bridge                                                                                                                   1150
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SCIENCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1300
                                                  Program at Tri-County Technical College.                                                                                  Out-of-State Residents                                                                                     Biology                              212
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1180                                          Chemistry                            179
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1330
                                               • Plans are under way to enroll approximately 600 students in the                                                            All S.C. College-Bound Students                                                                            Computer Science A                    35
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               25th Percentile
                                                 Bridge Program for the fall semester of 2012.                                                                                                                        830                                                              Environmental Science                105
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1130                   75th Percentile         Physics B                            101
                                                                                                                                                                            All U.S. College-Bound Students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      830                                                              Physics MEC                           67
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1130                                           Physics E&M                           19     *The SAT middle 50% range of scores is comparable to Critical Reading and Math scores only.
                                                                                                                                                                        0                    300               600          900                  1200                 1500                                                           Writing assessment scores, which are mandatory, are not included.

								
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