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Admission Criteria

The admission process begins once a completed application is submitted. This includes the application for admission and transcript. 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.

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AP, IB, and CLEP Exam Credit Transfers

AP Exam Credit Transfer IB Exam Credit Transfer CLEP Exam Credit Transfer

OPTIONAL: Test Score(s)

Test-Optional Admission: Undergraduate applicants are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores. Students choosing to apply for admission without the submission of test scores may be asked to provide alternate materials for review.

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."

Self-Reported Scores (when submitted): This policy was designed to lessen the burden on students in their college application process. Concordia uses scores from college entrance exams to determine college readiness and evaluate students for merit scholarships. Due to the bias that exists in standardized tests, there is no minimum score required to be admitted. Instead, the Admission Office relies more on the high school transcript to assess college readiness and predict future success.

Process Timeline


Our online application opens on July 1 each year. Students are encouraged to apply early for priority scholarship consideration.

Acceptance Notices

Acceptance Packet DeliveryStudents who have met the admission requirements and been accepted to attend Concordia will be notified by mail.

Financial Aid

The timing of the financial aid award notification depends on the student's eligibility for certain scholarships. The majority of awards are sent in February.