International Students

Welcome to Concordia College

Each year, Concordia College welcomes students from around the world to live and study in a true mosaic of culture and viewpoints. Time after time, our students say that one of the things they value most about being at Concordia is the opportunity to live in a diverse environment—and how this increases their respect for both the differences and similarities of people and cultures.

Concordia students come from 32 states and 32 countries worldwide. Student organizations such as the Multicultural Club and the International Club support and celebrate diversity on campus through student activities such as dinners, dances, fashion shows, and service and outreach programs.

International Admission Information

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Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour


Application Procedures for Freshmen and Transfer Students

Documents Required:

  1. Application Form: Complete the Application for Admission (Common App)
  2. Application Fee: Pay the $100 nonrefundable application fee when you submit your application, payable to Concordia College-New York. Applications will not be considered without this fee.
    Pay Your Application Fee Online
  3. Transcripts:
    • Freshmen: Include transcripts from each high school (secondary school) attended. These transcript(s) must be sent from the school(s) to the Office of Admission in separate sealed envelopes and must be accompanied by official English translations.
    • Transfers: Please submit official transcripts from every college or University you have attended. These transcripts must be sent to the Office of Admission from the institution, in separate sealed envelopes and must be accompanied by official English translations. If you have completed less than a full academic year of university study (less than 28 transferable credits), please submit official transcripts from all high schools (secondary schools) attended.
    • Subject Descriptions: If you wish to have your subjects reviewed for transfer credit, you must submit descriptions of each subject studied at your former university. Descriptions should include the following information:
    1. Learning goals or objectives of the subject;
    2. The number of hours per week in lecture/laboratory,
    3. Textbooks required for each subject.
    4. The length of the academic term in weeks.
  4. Level of English Proficiency: At the start of each academic semester, each new student whose first language is not English will take the Michigan Test given by the ICESL department which will determine English placement, in consultation with the English Department. We accept the TOEFL,  The International English Advanced Placement Examination (APIEL), or The International English Testing System (IELTS). If you do not have the required TOEFL/IELTS scores, Concordia can provide assistance to help you get to the level needed. Please contact our Office of Admission by clicking here.

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Entry Requirements

If you do not meet the academic or English requirements below, you may be considered for conditional admission. For more information contact Jenifer Jules.

Required GPA: 3.0 (out of 4.0)
Required TOEFL:

Undergraduate: Average 537 (paper), 203 (computer-based) and 74 (internet-based) to enroll in full-time degree course.

  Paper Based Sub-scores Computer Based Sub-scores Internet Based Sub-scores
Reading 51 18 16
Listening 51 17 16
Speaking -- -- 16
Writing 54 21 16

Graduate: TOEFL score of 80

Required SAT I: Average score of 1000 (critical reading and math)
Required ACT: Average score of 22
Other English Exam:

IELTS score of 6.0

Sub-scores: Reading 6.0, Listening 6.0, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5. 

**All sub-scores must be at or above the minimum stated.

Application Deadline:

Fall Semester (August): March 1

Spring Semester (January): September 15


Our Test Code:

SAT code: 2096
ACT code: 2722
TOEFL code: 2096
IELTS code: 2096
*Official scores should be sent directly to Concordia College

Application Forms

Undergraduate/Transfers - You can apply online at the following website: or download a certain part of the Application (Matriculated Students).

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Applying for your Visa

Commonly Asked Questions by Students Applying for Form I-20 A-B

Who is eligible for the Form I-20 A-B?
A student is eligible to receive the Form I-20 when he or she has:

  • been admitted to Concordia College for enrollment in a full course of study;
  • provided documentary evidence proving financial ability to support living and study expenses for the full length of study.

How do I get my Form I-20?

  • Complete the Application for Form I-20 A-B and attach the required documentary evidence that you have the financial ability to support your studying and living costs for your program. Submit your completed application and all documentary evidence to the Office of Admission. Please contact our Office of Admission by clicking here for more information regarding the I-20 A-B forms.

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Undergraduate Financial Aid Information

Concordia College offers various forms of merit based financial aid including, but not limited to, academic, athletic, and Lutheran grants and scholarships.

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Pre-Arrival Information

Pre-Payment: For more information on financing your education, please contact our Financial Aid Office.

Getting to Concordia College
Please reach out to our Office of Admission for any questions on transportation to Concordia College.

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How to Contact the International Admission Office

Admission Telephone: (914) 337-9300, x2155 or Toll-Free: 1-800-937-2655

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How many students attend Concordia College?
Approximately 1057 students attend Concordia.

Where is Bronxville?
Bronxville is located 32 kilometers (25 minutes) from New York City and 315 kilometers (3 hours, 15 minutes) from Boston, Massachusetts. Bronxville is a 30 minute train ride from Grand Central Station in Manhattan and is a short drive from LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy Airport--two of the major hubs of transportation for the East Coast. It is a beautiful, historic community with a population of 7,000 and a downtown offering restaurants, boutiques, a movie theater and much more.


Is the College campus safe?
Yes. Concordia College is located in a very wealthy and safe neighborhood. The College campus has around-the-clock security. You will learn more about campus security during the International Student Orientation.

Do you have many other international students at Concordia College-New York?
Approximately 14% of the student body is comprised of students from overseas. An example of the campus diversity is evidenced in the fact that our students are from 31 different countries and 30 different states.

How long does to it take to learn if you have been admitted?
If your application arrives in the Office of Admission complete with all supporting documents, a decision will be made within two weeks. Delays only happen if the application is incomplete and/or documents are missing.

What is the student/faculty ratio?
12:1, average class size of 18 students

What is there to do on campus?
Concordia College offers more than 30 clubs and organizations, fraternities and sororities, as well as social, religious, cultural, and athletic organizations. Student organizations and administrative programs offer a wide variety of entertainment, including movies, concerts, comedians, dramatic performances, parties, dances, and lectures. There are many athletic opportunities as well, from NCAA Division II intercollegiate competition to intramurals.

Do I need to have my documents translated to English?
Yes, you are responsible for providing documents that are translated to English.

Do I need to have my transcript evaluated?
The college reserves the right to request a transcript evaluation by one of the services below:
- World Education Services
- Educational Credential Evaluators
- Globe Language Services


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Other Resources

Information can be found on this website about college search, registering for SAT testing, scholarships, and applying to colleges.

Information can be found on this website about college search, registering for ACT testing, scholarships, and applying to colleges.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written and heard.

World Education Services:
Converts academic credentials from any country in the world into their U.S. equivalents by describing each certificate, diploma, and degree you have earned and stating its academic equivalent in the United States.


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