The admission process begins once a completed application is submitted. This includes the application for admission, transcript, and any important test scores like your ACT or SAT. The goal of this stage is for Concordia to get an understanding of who you are before any decisions are made.
Your completed application is important in that it establishes your admission file and provides details about your academic, co-curricular and community accomplishments.
Your academic performance in high school matters – with your core academic courses having the most impact on your admission decision.
We will recalculate a core GPA and give extra consideration for any college-level and honors classes.
AP, IB and CLEP Exam Credit Transfers
For students entering in Fall 2020, standardized test scores are taken into consideration after your high school transcript.
Students can self-report scores on the application instead of sending official copies. Admitted students who plan to enroll for Fall 2020 must provide official scores by June 15, 2020. You can provide the ACT (Concordia code 2104) or SAT (Concordia code 6113) or both. If you take a test more than once, we will use the best subscores among your tests to calculate a composite "superscore."
Test-Optional Admission: Beginning in fall 2021, undergraduate applicants will not be required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.
Self-Reported Scores: This policy was designed to lessen the burden on students in their college application process and accelerate our ability to communicate an admission decision in a timely manner. Concordia reviews scores from college entrance exams in order to determine college readiness and evaluate students for merit scholarships. Because the use of the national test scores is crucial to student success, the college does require students to provide official test scores prior to the first day of class. This allows both the college and the student confidence in their final eligibility for merit and academic course placement in the first semester of study. Any discrepancies between official and self-reported scores could result in a change of admission status or scholarship eligibility.
Due to the bias that exists in standardized tests, there is no minimum score requirement for determining admissibility to Concordia. Instead, the Admission Office relies more on the high school transcript to assess college readiness and predict future success.