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1. File Your FAFSA

Know what you’re getting. Concordia will build you a personalized financial aid package based on scholarships and your FAFSA. To file your FAFSA, head to fafsa.gov and use the code 002346.

2. Make Your Deposit

Make it official! Moving to a “deposited” status secures your place as a Cobber and gives you access to other enrollment tasks.

3. Register for Housing

Channel your inner HGTV star and select your preferred residence hall. Browse the floor plans and find the right fit for you.

4. Choose Your Inquiry Seminar

Pick your very first college class! Inquiry Seminars are unique first-year courses designed to help you think critically, are taught by passionate professors, and tailored to appeal to your interests.

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5. Attend Summer Open House

Prepare for fall and get any last-minute questions answered and tasks completed. Visits to the Cobber Bookstore for swag are optional.

6. Language Placement Inventory

Want to study the same language at Concordia you were taking in high school? Take the placement inventory to ensure you are placed in the appropriate class level.

7. Student Registration Inventory

Complete the Student Registration Inventory that was sent to your Concordia e-mail from the Registrar’s Office. Your responses to this questionnaire will be used by the Registrar's Office to complete your class schedule for the fall.

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8. Transfer Your College Credits

Already have college credits? Connect with your admission rep and provide a transcript from the credit-granting institution for a preliminary evaluation of transferable credits.

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9. Submit Final Transcript

Send your final transcript if you haven’t already. Failure to provide a final high school transcript will result in a hold on financial aid disbursements.

10. Health Forms

The immunization form is mandatory for all students and mailed to your home address. They are also available for download. Complete the form return it to the Admission Office. Student-athlete health forms are also required.

11. Dining Plan and Student ID

Select your dining plan and get a taste of heaven! Concordia provides three meal plan options for first-year students. Upload a photo online for your Student ID.

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12. Complete “Not Anymore” Training

This mandatory, video-based program provides crucial information about consent, bystander intervention, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and more. This training will help Cobbers understand these issues and how to make Concordia a safer campus.

13. Purchase Your Textbooks

After you’ve registered for classes, stop by the Cobber Bookstore and purchase or rent your textbooks for the semester. Or order online and pick up your books when you get here.

14. Summer Book Read

Your first college assignment already! The Summer Book Read stimulates discussion between students and faculty, introduces students to collegiate academic life, and helps you learn about issues that shape our world. The 2019 book is “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas.

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15. Move-in Day

It’s here! Do you have questions about what is furnished in the rooms, what you need, or other general housing topics? Residence Life has answers to your questions about living on campus and provides more details on the move-in process.

16. First-Year Orientation

Among the first things you’ll do is meet your Clubbies, who will also be your classmates. Participate in fun activities throughout the week to prepare you for the Cobber life.