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Future Transfer Students: Every Tuesday in May we will host Transfer Zoom Calls. A live opportunity for prospective and admitted transfer students:

Pay Non-Refundable Confirmation Fee

Transfer Tuesday Registration

Future Graduate Students: Please use the link below to join us for one of our Virtual Graduate Open Houses:


COVID-19 Admissions Updates

The Clark Atlanta University Student Recruitment and Admissions team understands the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19 and its impact on our applicants. We encourage you to continue to submit admission documents to admissions@cau.edu. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed. Students that have not submitted an application will be reviewed on a case by case basis, and should email admissions@cau.edu for more information. The non-refundable $475 confirmation fee is now past due, but will continue to be accepted until our class reaches capacity.

Any questions regarding starting or completing your Financial Aid (FAFSA) application should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Aid. If you have been selected for Financial Aid verification, you can access the necessary forms here. Documents can be returned via email to finaid@cau.edu.

The campus is closed to visitors. In the interim, you may access a Virtual Campus Tour.

Admissions decisions will continue to be delivered weekly -- first by email, and then by US Mail.

Please send your questions to admissions@cau.edu or to your assigned recruiter below.

Who is my assigned recruiter? (Available M-F 9am-5pm EST)

Clark Atlanta University students engage in ground-breaking research, academic competitions and high impact practices, which challenge, inspire and prepare them for a lifetime of leadership and service. We provide a transformative learning environment for our students to equip them with the tools they need to become actively engaged in their career and community upon graduation.

What we offer to you is an outstanding college experience with the personal attention of small class sizes; the legacy, warmth, and energy of the Historically Black College experience; and the resources of a research university with access to the largest prostate and ovarian cancer research centers in the southeast, one of the longest running jazz stations in the world, and combined degree programs.

Clark Atlanta University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Clark Atlanta University.

In addition the School of Business Administration and MBA Program is AACSB accredited. The Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work is accredited by and a charter member of the Council on Social Work Education.



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Undergraduate Admissions

223 James P. Brawley Dr., SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Toll Free: 1-800-688-3228

Graduate Admissions

223 James P. Brawley Dr., SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Phone: (404)-880-8483
Fax: (404)-880-6174
Email: graduateadmissions@cau.edu