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Among U.S. cities, Atlanta claims the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies- which means tons of employment opportunities. Not to mention the sports teams, entertainment, food, weather and the city's history as the cradle of the civil rights movement. No wonder Atlanta serves as a magnet for African American college students and young professionals.

Academic Eligibility

We consider the applicant's secondary school academic record, standardized college entrance exams (SAT or ACT), leadership in school and community activities, unique talents and skills, and educational objectives. For admission consideration, an applicant should have a well-balanced college preparatory program that includes the following course work:

  • 4 units English
  • 3 units mathematics
  • 3 units electives
  • 3 units natural science
  • 2 units science
  • 2 units foreign language

Admissions Application Package

A complete application package includes the following credentials:

  • Application for Admission
  • Norefundable $35 application fee payable by credit card, money order, or cashier's check. Fee waivers must be sent by mail with a paper application. You can NOT apply online with a fee waiver.
    Personal checks are not accepted.
  • Official high school transcript or GED certificate
  • Test score results from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with atleast a 900( Math & Critical Reading only) or the American College Test (ACT) with at least a 19 composite score
  • One letter of recommendation from a high school counselor
    Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form
  • One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher
    Teacher Recommendation Form
  • Admission essay- Topics: 1. How do you feel Clark Atlanta University would prepare you for future leadership? 2.Who has had the greatest influence in your life thus far and why? (Only pick one topic)
  • Resume (optional)

Mail transcript(s) and recommendations to:

Clark Atlanta University
Office of Admission
223 James P. Brawley Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

Early Action

Applicants who submit complete application packages by November 1 will receive notification of the admission decision by January 1.

Helpful Links:

CAU Printable Application

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