5. Apply for Housing
The Housing Application for incoming Fall 2021 students will open in February. The application becomes available approximately 24 hours after students have paid their $300 enrollment deposit. You can access this application through MyHousing.
When the roommate matching process begins, you'll have the opportunity to browse the profiles of other students who have been assigned to your same residence hall and then match up with one of these students.
The housing office will post a video about the process that you'll be able to watch to better understand how to complete your housing agreement and the roommate matching process.
The video will have information about how to hide your profile and opt out of this process. If you do that, our office will match you with another unmatched student after June 15 (using the preferences you shared on your housing application).
6. Inquiry Seminar
First-Year international students only: Inquiry Seminars are unique first-year courses on topics ranging from climate change to women in sports.
When you complete your Student Registration Inventory from Step 8, you will be asked to rank your top three choices for the Inquiry Seminars that interest you the most.
Inquiry Seminar Course Descriptions
7. Student Registration Inventory
First-Year international students: Check your Concordia email starting in the final week of April and first week of May for the link to this important interest inventory. Results will be used by the Registrar to complete your Fall 2021 course schedule. Your entire fall semester schedule will be sent to your Concordia email in June.
Transfer and exchange international students do not need to complete the inventory and can schedule an appointment to register for classes after completing the phone registration questionnaire. Please contact Matt Beatty or Steve Schaefer to receive the questionnaire.
8. "Not Anymore" Training
This video-based program will provide critical information about Consent, Bystander Intervention, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Stalking, and much more. "Not Anymore" will help you better understand how important these issues are and what you can do to help make our campus safer.
This program is required to be completed before a student is allowed to begin courses. It takes approximately 90 to 120 minutes to complete; however, you can start the program, save and exit, then continue from where you stopped.
Complete the program
9. Find a Campus Job
International students enrolled on an F-1 student visa are permitted to work on campus beginning their first semester. Beginning in August, deposited students who have completed their class schedule may create a Handshake profile and apply for positions on campus.
10. Health Forms and Tuberculosis (TB) testing
The Mandatory Immunizations form is required to be completed by all students. The Immunization Exemptions form need only be completed if it applies to you.
In compliance with the United States Centers for Disease Control, upon your arrival Concordia College is to screen all new international students for tuberculosis (TB). This testing is coordinated through Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota. Associated costs for this test are included in your Health Insurance estimate for the 2021-22 academic calendar. The corresponding course registration hold cannot be removed until you have completed the screening process.
11. Submit Final Transcripts and Diploma
This one is important! Failure to submit final high school academic records containing your graduation date will prevent you from registering for subsequent semesters. Click below for a complete list of required academic transcripts by country.
Students requesting transfer of credit for courses taken at universities outside of the United States must have their final transcripts evaluated by an approved credential evaluation agency found on the NACES website and sent to Concordia College. Students must request a course-by-course evaluation from the agency.
12. Arrival Details
First-Year and Transfer international students: Arrival dates for Fall 2021 will be August 14 and 15 (pending final approval from our campus COVID task force). International student orientation will then begin on Monday, August 16. This is REQUIRED for all new international students.
If your travel itinerary gets you to the Moorhead-Fargo community before the approved dates, it is your responsibility to make arrangements for lodging and meals prior to being able to move into your residence hall on the stated dates.
Fill out this Arrival Form survey so we can plan for your arrival.