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 31 states and 30 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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Application Procedures for Freshmen and Transfer Students

Documents Required:

  1. Application Form: Create an account and complete the Application for Admission (Common App)
  2. Application Fee: Pay the $100 nonrefundable application fee when you submit your Common App application, payable to Concordia College-New York. Applications will not be considered without this fee. 
  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 to 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. 

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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

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
Computer Based
Internet Based
Reading 51 18 16
Listening 51 17 16
Speaking -- -- 16
Writing 54 21 16
Required SAT: 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


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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?
To be eligible to receive the Form I-20, a student must:

  • be admitted to Concordia College for enrollment in a full course of study;
  • provide documents proving financial ability to support living and study expenses for one year of study.

How do I get my Form I-20?

  • Download the form for your specific program of study below. Complete the Application for Form I-20 A-B and attach the required documents that prove that you have the financial ability to support your studies and living expenses for your program. Submit your completed application and all required documents to the International Student Services Office at Questions? Call 914.337.9300, ext. 2106

- Traditional Application for Form I-20
- F-1 Student Transfer Request Form (for international students who have attended high school, college, or ESL programs in the U.S.)

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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. For more information on financing your education, please contact our Financial Aid Office at

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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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Pre-Arrival Information

Click here for information about transportation to campus.


How many students attend Concordia College?
Approximately 1200 students attend Concordia.

Where is Bronxville?
Bronxville is located 32 kilometers (25 minutes) from New York City. 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 main ports of entry to the U.S. It is a beautiful, historic community with a population of 7,000 and a downtown offering restaurants, coffee shops, 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 24-hour 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 Concordia students are international, coming from 31 different countries.

How long does to it take to learn if you have been admitted?
If the Office of Admission receives your application 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 average class size?
Average class size is 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 more social sports activities.

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
- International Education Research Foundation
- Educational Perspectives

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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.

Visa Information:

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