5. Register for Housing
The Housing Application for incoming Fall 2020 students will open in January. Once it is open, 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.
In order to prepare for this process, please be sure to watch this short video tutorial. This video is also available on the MyHousing homepage.
The video also has 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. 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 2020 course schedule. Your entire Fall semester schedule will be sent to your Concordia email in July.
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.
7. "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 register for 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
8. Inquiry Seminar
First Year international students only: Inquiry Seminars are unique first-year courses on topics ranging from climate change to women in sports. They are paired with a written or oral communication course.
Beginning in early March 2020, you will be able to review the list of available Inquiry Seminar courses from the link below. You can use that link now to look at Inquiry Seminars currently being offered.
Inquiry Course Descriptions
9. Find a Campus Job
International students enrolled on an F-1 student visa are permitted to work on-campus beginning their first semester. Deposited students who have completed their class schedule may create a Handshake profile and apply for positions on-campus beginning in August.
10. Health Forms and Tuberculosis (TB) testing
The Mandatory Immunizations form is required to be completed by all students. The Immunization Exemption 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 2020-2021 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 websites (www.naces.org) and sent to Concordia College. Students must request a "course by course" evaluation from the agency.
12. Arrival Details
First Year international students: Arrival dates for Fall 2020 are still being determined and will be updated here when they are confirmed. You can generally plan to arrive in August of 2020.
Transfer and Exchange international students are expected to arrive to campus on Thursday, August 20.
If your travel itinerary gets you to the Moorhead-Fargo community before these 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 survey so we can plan for your arrival: Arrival Form