Application Requirements for First-Year International Students

  1. Complete a Free, Online Application for Admission using the Concordia Portal or Common App.
  2. Submit high school transcripts and/or academic documents. Students who have completed the IB Exam or AP Exam may be eligible for college credit.
  3. Demonstrate English Language Proficiency. A minimum TOEFL of at least 71 or IELTS of at least 5.5 is required for standard admission.
  4. Complete and submit Proof of Financial Support.
  5. Complete and submit International Student Financial Affidavit (ISFA).

Optional application materials for all international students:

  • Official ACT (school code: 2104) or SAT (school code: 6113) test scores
  • Writing Sample
  • Letters of Recommendation

How to Submit Your Documents

  • Problems when uploading your required documents to the Concordia Portal or Common App? You may send them electronically to intl@cord.edu.

Important Application Dates for Fall 2021

December 1

First Priority International Application Date. Submit your application by this date and automatically receive an additional $500 per year in scholarship assistance.

Students who also submit the required documents to complete their application file and who demonstrate the ability to pay at least $21,000 USD from family or another financial sponsor for educational costs will be invited to participate in a Concordia Scholarship Interview in early February.  Completing this interview will result in an additional $1,000 per year in scholarship support and priority consideration for additional scholarship funds.

January 1 Second Priority International Application Date. Students who submit a completed application by this date and who demonstrate the ability to pay at least $21,000 USD from family or another financial sponsor for educational costs will be invited to participate in a Concordia Scholarship Interview.  As funds in our scholarship budget allow, completing this interview will most likely result in an additional $1,000 per year in scholarship support and consideration for additional scholarship funds.

 

Application Requirements for:

  • Official transcript: After you complete your online application, you should submit copies of your academic records to the Office of Admission. You may be responsible for completing any official transcript request forms and to pay any fees your school may require.
  • Test scores – OPTIONAL: If you choose to submit your scores, we accept either the ACT (Concordia code 2104) or SAT (Concordia code 6113). If you take a test more than once, we will use the best sub-scores among your tests to calculate a composite "super score." When considering scholarship eligibility, the highest "super score" will be used.  If you choose NOT to submit your scores, please be sure to select "applying test optional" on your application for admission.

Note: Unofficial copies of required documents are acceptable to gain admission. After you are accepted to Concordia, all students will be required to submit original and/or certified copies signed by the proper authorities.

Contact

Steve R. Schaefer

Senior Associate Director of International Admission Admission