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Concordia University - Portland Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 23rd 2019By -  Mansi Sharma

With an acceptance rate of 60% (undergraduate fall 2018), Concordia University enrolled a total of 5874 students in 2018. It includes 1569 undergraduates, 4305 graduates & 147 law students. Out of 2290 UG applications, only 248 students new students chose to enroll. Concordia offers 25 undergraduate majors with concentrations in more than 20 fields. The College of Education, the College of Theology, Arts & Sciences, and School of Management also offer postgraduate degrees. The university invites applications for fall, spring or summer sessions.

  • Both the undergraduate and graduate applicants have to apply through the university’s online portal which is free.
  • The university accepts both TOEFL and IELTS scores as proof of English proficiency.
  • University also offers early action & admission on the rolling basis for freshmen individuals.


Admission Portal typeOnline portal
Application Fee Free
Acceptance rate60% (undergraduate)
Average SAT score970-1100
Average ACT score18-24
Mode of PaymentN/A 
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring/Summer
Work ExperienceRequired for the MBA program
Financial AidYes

Concordia University Admission Deadlines

The applicants are advised to apply before given deadlines to be considered for admission:

Undergraduate & Graduate applicants
FallJuly 1
SpringNov 1
SummerApril 1
Deadline for Freshmen (International)
FallEarly Action Deadline: November 15
Priority Deadline 1: December 15
Priority Deadline 2: January 15
Rolling Admission begins January 15
SpringPriority Deadline: December 15
SummerPriority Deadline: March 1

Concordia University International Admissions

Concordia University accepts candidates as an international undergraduate student if they have completed the equivalent of a US secondary school education (approximately 12 years of formal education starting at age six). Applicant must have either an appropriate diploma or statisfactory results on a leaving examination.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • All the academic records/transcripts from the previously attended institution(s).
  • Adequate health insurance coverage is REQUIRED for all International students enrolled in classes at Concordia University for the duration of the study period.
  • GRE/GMAT exam scores as per program requirement.
  • Proof of English proficiency for non-native English speakers.
  • Letter of recommendation is mandatory.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants can submit the TOEFL and/or IELTS scores to demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum required scores by the university are given below.

TestMinimum required scores
TOEFL-PBTNot mentioned550

*International students whose undergraduate education took place in Australia, Canada (English-speaking provinces), the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, are exempt from this requirement

Visa Process for International Students

  • International applicants will be issued Form I-20 from the university.
  • Applicants will need to provide all the necessary documents.
  • Complete the I-20 and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee (online).
  • Applicants then need to apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa. Schedule and attend the visa interview

Concordia University Undergraduate Admissions

Concordia International University offers more than 20 undergraduate major courses to all the applicants. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

Where to Apply: Concordia University Application portal (Select the course than proceed further)

Application Fee: Free

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • Official transcripts
  • SAT/ACT scores
    • SAT code: 4079
    • ACT code: 3458
  • English proficiency test score for international applicants
  • GRE/GMAT scores

Concordia University Graduate Admissions

Concordia University offers little of graduate courses to international applicants incl. Law & Doctoral degrees. While the specific requirements may vary for each program, the general admission requirements remain the same.

CourseApplication DeadlineAcademic Requirements
MBAFall: June 1 Spring: Nov 1Letter of intent Professional Resume A bachelor’s degree or higher Min GPA of 3.0 (If all goes well then you have to clear an admission interview)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)January cohort (full-time program) -November 1st
June cohort (full-time program) -March 1st
August cohort (evening program) – May 1st
One- to two-page Letter of Intent Min GPA of 2.8 for undergraduate work (3.0 GPA for any graduate coursework) Resume Two letters of reference SAT/ACT scores
Master of Education (MEd)Fall: June 1 Spring: Nov 1Bachelor’s degree or higher Resume focusing on previous work experiences GPA of 2.8 or higher Statement of intent

Official transcripts are must for all programs and evaluation report of transcripts can be obtained from the following organizations only:

  • Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI)
  • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)
  • Foundation for International Services, Inc. (FIS)
  • World Education Services, Inc. (WES)

Concordia University is a fairly competitive university so the applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible. As the university offers early action without any commitment, business, nursing, and sport and fitness management programs' applicants are advised to apply under early action to increase their chances of admission.

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