I Shall Find A Way or Make One
This was the ancient general Hannibal's response when he was asked how he would cross a mountain range with elephants. Its also a motto that has inspired generations of Clark Atlanta University students. But what does that mean? It begins with your decision to combine confidence, preparation, and committment.
Clark Atlanta University is in search of finders and makers: innovative, creative, and conscious leaders prepared to address the challenges of their world and communities. This is a training ground for you to develop as a person and professional: combining small class experiences with research, performances, exhibitions, or even hackathons. You will develop strong relationships within the village of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. And with all of that preparation you too will be able to chart your course through your mountains.
With all of your training and the legion of CAU Panther alumni cheering you on--Find a Way or Make One!
The Common Application is the preferred method to apply. You can also apply using our own online Clark Atlanta Application. Our application for the spring and fall semesters open each August 1st. You may also apply to the University by selecting us as one of your top four choices on the Common Black College Application. It is only necessary to apply to the University using one of these methods.
When to Apply
First year students sincerely interested in Clark Atlanta University for fall admission should apply between August 1 and November 1 of their senior year. This is our non-binding, Early Action application period. Students interested in receiving academic scholarships should also apply during this time.
- Early Action: application due November 1; students should be notified by January 1
- Priority Deadline: application due February 1; students will be notified on a weekly, rolling basis
- Final Deadline for First Year Students: application due April 1; students notified on a weekly basis
- Transfer Student Deadline: application due June 1