Clark Atlanta University Announces December 15th as Red Letter Day for Undergraduate Student Acceptance


ATLANTA, GA — December 2, 2019Clark Atlanta University (CAU) and the CAU Office of Student Recruitment and Admissions have selected Sunday, December 15th as CAU Red Letter Day. This date marks the first day that undergraduate students who have been admitted for fall 2020 will be notified via email. Defined as a day that is pleasant, significant and memorable, CAU’s Red Letter Day connotes a hallmark event in the lives of prospective students, the transition into young adulthood and the first introduction of Panther culture. 

“This is an exciting time in the life of a high school (soon to be university) student and we want to be part of the energy, anticipation, and excitement,” says Lorri Saddler Rice, Associate Vice President/Dean of Undergraduate Admission.  “We have a very competitive applicant pool with students from approximately 40 states and 6 countries with an average GPA of 3.42 and average test scores of 20 ACT/1005 SAT, from which we expect to admit the best and brightest.” 

This year, the admissions staff has expressed a desire to make this offer to attend CAU a memorable and special experience for undergraduate students. Some of the activities planned leading up to CAU Red Letter Day include:

  • Hand-delivered acceptance letters to local high schools

  • Acceptance Letter Instagram Contest offering a chance to win a Panther Pack full of CAU swag—follow @cauadmissions on IG for details

Students who have applied and completed their application before the Early Action deadline of November 1, 2019 should monitor their email inboxes for an acceptance notification beginning on Red Letter Day, December 15.  Clark Atlanta University will continue to receive and review applications for new freshmen until April 1, 2020 and new transfer students until June 1, 2020. You can learn more about applying to the University at


About Clark Atlanta University


Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is a leading research institution of higher education, offering 38 exciting areas of study at bachelor’s, master’s, specialists, and doctoral levels.  Established in 1988 by the historic consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), CAU continues a 150-year legacy rooted in the African-American tradition and focused on the future. Through global innovation, transformative educational experiences, and high-value engagement, CAU cultivates lifted lives that transform the world.

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