Individualized to Each Student
Our progressive approach to education, deeply engrained core values, and renowned faculty help us produce graduates who are life and career ready. But our real success is in bringing together students whom we believe will truly thrive in this environment. Students in the Spark program will grow academically, spiritually, and socially. They will also have fun on campus while forming friendships that last a lifetime.
- Complete Clarke’s Application for Admission at clarke.edu/apply.
- Submit high school transcript(s).
- Complete the Spark Program Questionnaire.
- Interview in person or via Microsoft Teams with a member of Academic Affairs.
- Submit any other materials (personal statement, updated transcripts) upon request.
- Living on campus during, at least, the first semester of the first year.
- Attending a virtual CU Registration with at least one parent/guardian (if able).
- Enrolling in a limited number of credits (13) the first semester, as determined by the Spark advisor.
- Taking CU 100: College Study Strategies
- Agreeing to limit work on or off campus if deemed necessary by the Spark support team
- Agreeing to limit participation in curricular, co-curricular, and/or extra-curricular programs if deemed necessary by the Spark support team.
- Meeting the terms of the individualized academic success agreement. The agreement will include regularly scheduled meetings with a learning specialist and advisor.
- Spark students will be entering Clarke University under academic probation. If they do not earn a 2.0 or higher in the first semester, then they may be dismissed from the institution.