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Take the next steps to complete the admissions process with this quick checklist.

Get acquainted with the campus during New Student Orientation. This mandatory event will get you familiar with all the services and resources available at Clayton State. You’ll also get a chance to meet students and faculty. 

Use the DUCK to check your account for remaining holds. If you have not set up your SWAN portal, you can refer to the application status page.

  1. Submit your final Official Transcripts in-person, by mail, or electronically.
    • You may mail or deliver your transcripts to:

Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Edgewater Hall, Suite 150
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260-0285

  • If your previous school(s), college(s), or universities offer this service, they can submit your official transcripts to: If not, we currently accept electronic transcripts from E-Transcript providers such as:
    • eSCRIP
    • Clearinghouse
    • Parchment
  1. Submit your Verification of Lawful Presence to the Admissions office (Georgia Residents).

  2. Submit your Certificate of Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Form to University Health Services via the Patient Portal.

Students seeking federal financial aid, as well as a number of state financial aid programs including HOPE, must complete their Financial Aid file.

For further assistance, please refer to the Clayton State Financial Aid website

We offer two options for students in need of comfortable, affordable on-campus housing. Laker Hall is our freshman residence, which features a lounge, pool, and fully-furnished rooms. Laker Village houses undergraduate students in apartment-style accommodations. Find the comforts of home in our University Housing.

All first-time and transferring* freshman students (registering for 12 credit hours or more) are required to live on-campus in Laker Hall for the fall and spring semesters, unless qualified for an exemption (refer here for more info).

All degree-seeking students must attend/complete an orientation session to register for classes.

Orientation fees are non-refundable. If students do not enroll for the term indicated, they may update their application for admission for no more than two subsequent terms by contacting Clayton State University’s Office of Admissions. Also, if you registered for an in-person session and are more than 30 minutes late, you will need to register for the next available orientation session.

The New Student Orientation fee is valid for two subsequent terms. If a student pays an Orientation fee but does not complete their initial Orientation registered for, the fee may be transferred once to another Orientation registration within the two subsequent terms. After two subsequent terms, a new application for admission, application fee, and successful completion of Orientation with a new fee will be required. 

After registering for your classes, confirm your enrollment by paying your tuition and fees. Visit the Bursar's website for more info.