Where is Clayton State located?
- Clayton State is located in Morrow, GA about 20 minutes south of Atlanta. Take exit 233 off of I-75 or exit 5 off of I-675 and follow the signs. Once on the campus, follow the signs directing you to the admissions office. We are located in the lower level of Edgewater Hall, in room 150. Click here for a campus map and more directions.
Do you have campus tours?
- Yes, we do offer student led campus tours. Schedule a tour of our campus today!
What are the application deadlines?
- Fall (July 15), Spring (November 15), Summer (April 15).
Do you prefer that I apply online or with a paper application?
What do I need to submit to complete my admissions application?
- All applicants must complete an application for admission and submit a $40 application fee, and a Clayton State Immunization Form (you can download the form here) filled out by your doctor or health department. The supporting documents you will need depend upon your student type:
What are the immunization requirements?
- In order to satisfy the immunization requirements mandated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, students will need the following:
- Students 18 years of age or under: 2 MMRs, Tetanus/Diphtheria (TD/DTP) within the last 10 years, 2 Varicella (or history of chicken pox) and the three dose series of Hepatitis B.
- Students over the age of 18: 2 MMRs, Tetanus/Diphtheria (TD/DTP) within the last 10 years and 2 Varicella (or history of chicken pox).
- Students born before 1957: Tetanus/Diphtheria (TD/DTP) within the last 10 years and 2 Varicella (or history of chicken pox).
How do I complete the immunization form?
What if I just accidentally marked myself as a nonresident on my application, can that be resolved without filling out the petition?
- Yes. Please contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at (678) 466 - 4115.
How do I submit my transcript(s)?
Please mail or deliver official transcripts to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2000 Clayton State Blvd.
Edgewater Hall, Suite 150
Morrow, GA 30260-0285
Transcripts must have the institution’s seal and must be presented in an unopened official envelope from the sending institution.
Clayton State University currently accepts electronic transcripts from the following:
If your previous school(s), college(s) or universities offer this service, submit Official transcripts to: email@example.com.
How can I check my application status?
- You can quickly and easily check the progress of your application to Clayton State University on-line at http://swan.clayton.edu. Click on the “New Student” activate account option on the SWAN Portal homepage to log in. The admission status check option is available under the Prospective Student tab. Your checklist will indicate any missing or outstanding items to complete your admission file.
How do I find out if my college credits will transfer to Clayton State?
- An official transfer evaluation is completed after admission. You may utilize our Transfer Equivalency Tool to gain a general idea of how courses taken at other institutions may transfer to Clayton State University. The tool is for reference only. The information contained in the tool is updated regularly and is subject to change.
Where can I access my Laker ID?
What is Verification of Lawful Presence?
- The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia requires all GA resident applicants to USG institutions to provide proof of Lawful Presence in the United States in order to be classified as ‘In‐State’ for tuition purposes. This policy is effective immediately for all applicants for Fall Semester 2011 and subsequent semesters. To find more information about this policy, as well as a list of documents that prove lawful presence, go to http://admissions.clayton.edu/lawful.htm.
What are the Codes for Clayton State University?
- SAT - 5145
- ACT - 0803
- FAFSA - 008976
How do I apply for financial aid?
- You should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1. You can complete the FAFSA online at: www.fafsa.ed.gov. This web version guides you through the application and assists you in providing the right responses. Consequently, there are fewer errors with this method and therefore, fewer delays in processing your student aid. Clayton State University’s school code is 008976.
How long does the financial aid process take?
- Awards are made in the order in which files are completed. The Financial Aid Office has no way of predicting how many people may complete their files in any given week. As a result, no prediction can be made as to how long it will take for you to receive an award once your file is complete. Some students are randomly selected for verification by the Department of Education and will be required to submit other documents (i.e. parent/student tax returns, verification worksheet, etc). The additional time required will also depend on how quickly the additional documents requested are submitted to the Financial Aid Office.
Please keep a copy of any documents that you submit to the Financial Aid Office as copies cannot be provided for you at a later date.
Can I use my W-2 to fill out the FAFSA?
- No. You should complete your tax forms (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, etc) first and use that information to complete your FAFSA.
How can I get a copy of my federal tax return?
- You have two easy and convenient options for getting copies of your federal tax return information (tax return transcript) by phone or by mail. Request transcripts by calling 1-800-829-1040, or order by mail using IRS Form 4506T (Request for Transcript of Tax Return). The IRS does not charge a fee for transcripts. Allow two weeks for delivery.
- All tax returns, including the Tax Return Transcript, must be signed before submitting to the Financial Aid Office.
Must I be enrolled full-time to receive financial aid?
- No. HOPE Grant and HOPE Scholarship will pay 90% of the tuition regardless of the number of hours a student is enrolled, with the Zell Miller Scholarship paying 100% of tuition regardless of the number of hours enrolled. The Pell Grant and other federal grants will be prorated according to Department of Education’s calculation if a student is less than full-time. Student loan eligibility mandates that a student be enrolled for at least half-time (6 semester hours). Please note that financial aid will only pay for classes required for your major as identified on the DUCK. Refer to your course outline before you register for classes. When you register for classes, verify that the classes are in your major listed on the DUCK.
Are student loans considered financial aid?
- Yes, loans are a form of financial aid. You must complete the FAFSA and go through the regular application process. You should indicate on the FAFSA that you are interested in loans. Notification of your eligibility for loans will be on your award letter. You must complete the online loan acceptance form after you are awarded if you decide to accept a loan. However, you must be enrolled in at least 6 hours for an undergraduate student to be eligible for a student loan and at least 5 hours for a graduate.
If I am not living at home with my parents, can I be considered independent for financial aid purposes?
- A student's dependency status is determined by questions in the Student Portion of the FAFSA Form. It does not matter if you live with your parents, if you claimed yourself on your tax returns, or if you pay your own bills. You must meet certain criteria to be declared an independent student for the purposes of the FAFSA:
- Be 24 years of age or older by December 31 of the award year;
- Be an orphan (both parents deceased), ward of the court, in foster care or was a ward of the court when 13 years or older;
- Be a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States or serving on active duty for other than training purposes;
- Be a graduate or professional student;
- Be a married individual;
- Have legal dependents other than a spouse;
- Be an emancipated minor or in legal guardianship;
- Be a homeless youth
- If you are considered a dependent student, your parents must answer the parental questions on the FAFSA.
How do I check the status of my financial aid online?
- You can check the status of your financial aid by using the DUCK. Go to https://swan.clayton.edu and log on using your User Name and Password, then click on the Duck icon. If you have not been admitted yet, you may log on using the Guest Login. After you enter the SWAN portal, click on the Duck icon and use your Laker ID and PIN to access your information.
- If you have difficulty with your log-on or PIN, contact the HUB at http://www.clayton.edu/hub, e-mail TheHub@clayton.edu, or call (678) 466-4357. Your password cannot be changed by an email or phone request. To have your password changed or reset, you must go to the HUB and show a picture ID.
Do you provide on campus housing?
- Laker Hall opened its doors in fall 2008. This modern residence hall houses 450 first-time, full-time freshmen students and residence hall assistants. This state-of-the-art building features four bedroom/two bath units with kitchenettes, on-site access to study lounges, a snack bar, wireless high-speed internet, cable television, laundry facilities that can be monitored from your laptop in the privacy of your own bedroom, and a nicely equipped game room. View more information on housing http://www.clayton.edu/housing/freshmanhousing.
Are freshmen required to live on-campus? What are the advantages?
- All beginning first-time, full-time freshmen are required to live on campus during their first year, with some exceptions. Through the years, studies have shown that students who begin their college career in the residence halls have an easier time making the social and academic transition from high school to college. This is because our residence halls provide services, leadership opportunities, and programs specifically designed forundergraduate students.
Public Safety and Parking
What steps does Clayton State take to make sure the campus is safe?
- Our department of public safety is taking a proactive approach to providing for the safety and security of the campus community, the Public Safety Department has developed the Campus Alert/Watch program; information about the crime trends that may pose a threat to the community, general safety and crime prevention techniques are distributed via E-mail, through "Campus Alert" and "Campus Watch" posters to the campus community.
Can freshman have cars on-campus?
- Any student may have a car on campus, but you must get a permit from the Public Safety Office located on the second floor in Edgewater Hall.
Do you have an Honors program?
- Yes, the University Honors Program accepts first-year and transfer students and offers an enriched college experience through special Honors courses and community service. New students and students with less than 50 hours of college credit are eligible to apply. The minimum admission requirements are a 3.5 high school GPA, an 1100 SAT or 24 ACT Composite score, and a record of involvement in extracurricular activities.
The application for the Honors Program is separate from the application to the University. You must apply for admission to Clayton State University before or at the same time that you apply for the Honors Program.
What can I expect a Clayton State freshman class to be like?
- A typical size of a freshmen class will probably remind you a lot of your high school classes. We have very few lecture-style classrooms with hundreds of students. The typical class size is approximately 23. Over 79% percent of our faculty holds a doctorate or terminal degree in their field of study.
What kinds of computing facilities are available? Should I bring my own computer to Clayton State?
- Clayton State requires all students to have access to a laptop computer per the ITP guidelines. Please see the ITP choice website for our laptop requirements.
Do you offer graduate degrees?
Does Clayton State offer evening, online and weekend classes?
- Most classes are offered day and evening; however there are online and weekend classes. You will need to check the course schedule for a schedule of the classes.
When do classes begin in the fall, spring and summer semesters?