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Concordia College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Nidhi Mittal

Concordia College Student body comprises of 2,100 members, representing students from 32 states and 33 countries, with 16 students per class. Admission is slight competitive as admissions rate for the year 2018, was 62%.

The college offers 50 major programs that include 18 honors and 12 professional programs.

  • The university invites applications for Fall, Spring & Summer sessions.
  • Both the undergraduate and graduate applicants have to apply through the online application or common application portal.
  • There is an award of 500-1,000 USD for timely submissions of certificates.
  • The percentage of international students receiving financial aid is 100%.


Admission PortalOnline and Common App
Application FeeDomestic Applicants: 60 USD;
International Applicants: 100 USD
Acceptance rate62%
Average SAT score1060-1300
Average ACT score22 -28
Mode of PaymentOnline
Academic CalendarSemester-Based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring
Financial Aidscholarship

Concordia College Admission Deadlines

  • Important application dates for admissions at Concordia College for Fall 2019 are:
    • Nov. 1- First Priority International Application Date: Students who submit a completed application by this date will receive priority scholarship consideration.
    • Jan. 1- SecondPriority International Application Date: Students who submit a completed application by this date will receive second priority scholarship consideration.
  • For Fall 2019, admitted students must provide official scores by June 15, 2019.
  • On July 1, online application opens.
  • Acceptance notification will be provided by October 1.

Concordia College International Admissions

  • Application Fee: No Fee

Academic Requirements for International Students:

Prospective students are encouraged to enroll early to prioritize the considerations for scholarships. Applicants need to submit academic transcripts. A core GPA is recalculated from the transcripts and any college-level or honors classes attended inclines selection positively. Best subscores to calculate a superior is used if the standardized tests are taken more than once.

Additionally, one needs to demonstrate proficiency in English by sending scores of standard English language tests like IELTS/TOEFL.

Supporting Documents:

Supporting documents required for new admissions:

  • Proof of Financial Support
  • International Student Financial Aid Certification
  • Optional: SAT or ACT test scores (can enhance academic scholarships)
  • Evidence of health insurance valid in the United States while they are enrolled.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

TOEFL code for the college is 6113. Concordia College offers various English proficiency test for International applicants mentioned below in the table:

TestRequired scores
TOEFL-iBT71 or higher
TOEFL-PBT525 or higher
IELTS5.5 or higher
Pearson PTE50 or higher
TOEIC780 or higher
ACT (on English section)14 or higher
SAT (on evidence-based reading & writing ERW section)450 or higher
Cambridge- First(FCE), Advanced (CAE), Proficiency(CPE)162 or higher
Duolingo English Test (DET)40 or higher

Visa Process for International Students

  • International applicants will be issued Form I-20 from the Concordia.
  • Applicants will need to provide the following documents to receive the Form I-20.
  • Complete the I-20 and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  • Documents to certify financial support.
  • Applicants then need to apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa. Submit the form and pay the application fee.

Concordia College Undergraduate Admissions

Concordia College offers various major & minor undergraduate programs to all the applicants. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:
  • High school transcript
  • Optional: SAT/ACT scores
    • SAT code: 6113
    • ACT code: 2104
  • Letter of recommendation (optional for all applicants)
  • Essay writing requirement varies.
  • English proficiency test scores for international applicants

Concordia College Graduate Admissions

Concordia College offers limited but supreme graduate programs. While the specific requirements may vary for each program, the general admission requirements remain the same.

All Graduate programs require a Bachelor’s degree or higher, with a recommended undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or better (minimum 3.0).

RequirementsAccelerated NursingCombined Dietetic Internship (DI) and Master of Science (MS) in Nutrition programPost Baccalaureate Premedical ProgramMaster of Education in World Language Instruction
GRE/GMATNot RequiredGRE with min. of 145 scoreNot RequiredNot Required
Official TranscriptsCumulative GPA of 2.5 or higherRequiredRequiredRequired
Letter of recommendationTwo lettersN/ATwo letters (at least one from a former professor)Three letters of recommendation
Deadlines*October 15, 2019 for 2020-21 Rolling basis (accepted application in October 2018 for classes starting in June 2019)Rolling basisSeptember 6, 2019 for 2020-21 (International students are encouraged to apply by mid-February.)
Personal StatementRequiredRequiredN/ARequired
InterviewRequired N/AOptionalN/A
EssayNot RequiredN/ARequiredRequired
Application PortalNursingCASDietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS)PostBacCASGradCAS
Application Fee50 USD 45 USD 55 USD (computer matching fee)
40 USD (Application fee payable to Concordia College ) 
130 USD35 USD

*Deadlines mentioned in the table are on rolling basis & all transcripts must be evaluated course by course through WES or ECE

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.

The selection is more likely based on High School transcripts than on standardized tests. Concordia college approaches for selection of students who want to Become Responsibly Engaged in the World (BREW), so mentioning about your experiences and academic successes, co-curricular activities, and accomplishments, and community/church involvement may be beneficial.

Please note that an online deposit of 300 USD is to be made to confirm the intent of acceptance.

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