Getting Started

At Clark State, we know you have a lot going on in your life, so we've made going to college easy! If you are ready to get started, fill out an online application and print out a copy of the new student checklist to ensure you don't miss any important steps. The links below should help you find all the info you're looking for. If you still have some questions, visit our Admissions Office on the Leffel Lane Campus or at the Greene Center or give them a call…they'll be happy to help. And don't forget to sign up for New Student Orientation so you'll be prepared for success on your first day of class.

Space-Limited Programs

Clark State degree and certificate programs that accept only a specific number of students each year are considered space-limited programs. In addition to admission to the College, these programs have additional requirements for admission.

Proficiency Tests

Proficiency tests are available for many of the courses at Clark State. There are time restrictions for taking proficiency tests, so you should schedule it as far in advance as possible. The fee for taking the test is $15 per credit hour with a minimum charge of $20. Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 937-328-7937 to schedule a proficiency exam.

Proficiency test guidelines (PDFs) are available for the following ITS courses:

If you have questions about getting started at Clark State, please contact our Admissions Office at 937-328-6028.


Admissions Office
Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center
937-328-6028
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Greene Center
937-429-8819
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