Transfer to Concordia and Transform Your Life
Concordia welcomes applications from transfer students. We review admission applications on the basis of previous academic record, recommendations, and an essay. Transfer applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, until the first week of classes, if space is available.
We offer a flexible core curriculum which allows us to accept the maximum amount of transferable credits. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from an accredited institution to Concordia College. However credits that do not satisfy programmatic requirements may not be accepted.
You must earn a grade of “C” or better for credits to be transferable from an accredited institution (for most programs, see specific program detail below) . At least 30 credits must be completed at our College to earn a degree from Concordia. Transfer students with international academic credentials must have their documents translated and attested by their school or by an approved translation agency, such as WES, to be accepted by Concordia College.
Program Specific Transfer Requirements
Nursing Program Transfer Information: Transfer students must complete at least one semester of academic study at Concordia College, prior to applying for the nursing program. Eligibility for the Undergraduate Nursing program of study includes:
- 1. Cumulative grade average of 3.0
- 2. Minimum of a C+ in every required science course taken at Concordia College (CHM 171;
- BIO 215; BIO 271; BIO 272; BIO 373)
- 3. Minimum of a B in every required science course taken within the last 5 years, transferred into
- Concordia College (CHM 171; BIO 215; BIO 271; BIO 272; BIO 373)
- 4. Minimum of a C+ in required psychology courses taken at Concordia College (PSY 181;
- PSY 281; PSY 291)
- 5. Minimum of a B in required psychology courses taken within the last 5 years,
- transferred into Concordia College (PSY 181; PSY 281; PSY 291)
- 6. Minimum of C+ in pre-requisite nursing courses taken at Concordia College (NUR 221,
- NUR 222).
- 7. Successful achievement of at least the Proficiency Level on the Test of Essential Academic
- Skills (TEAS Test) within 6 months prior to application to the Nursing Program. One retake per year is permitted. This is true regardless of testing site. Applicants must wait 30 days from
- the initial test date to retest. Applicant must retest on all sections of the test when retesting.
- 8. Letter of recommendation from a member of the faculty at Concordia College
- 9. Students who are unsuccessful in the required prerequisite science courses may only repeat the
- science course once. Only two required science courses may be repeated. Two withdrawals
- (W) from any science course will equate to a failed course.
- 10. Students who are unsuccessful in the required prerequisite psychology courses may only
- repeat the psychology course once. Only two required psychology courses may be repeated.
- Two withdrawals (W) from any psychology course will equate to a failed course.
- 11. Students who are unsuccessful in any nursing course may only repeat the nursing course
- once. Only one nursing course may be repeated and that course may be repeated only one time. Two withdrawals (W) from any nursing courses will equate to an F.
Radiologic Technologies Program Transfer Information (Effective Fall 2015):
Transfer students must submit all required documents for standard admission.
NOTE: Prior to enrollment, documentation of 50 hours of volunteer hours in a health care facility should be demonstrated (this can occur after admission to Concordia and is a requirement for enrollment vs admission).
In addition, students need to meet the requirements below:
Transfer (students with 28 or more college credits, including those with a prior degree)
- Overall college GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Interview with program representative
5-Year B.A./M.S. Ed. Program Transfer Information:
Applicants looking to enter our 5-year B.A./M.S.Ed. Program in Education must apply directly to the 4+1 program. In addition to the criteria and requirements for transfer students, potential applicants will need to meet the following criteria for consideration:
1. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale;
2. For students with fewer than 28 earned college credits; an official high school transcript and SAT or ACT score must be submitted.
Financial Aid Scholarships
Concordia College offers a variety of special scholarship opportunities to transfer students.
Matriculated Concordia students are eligible to apply for federal and state loans, as well as grants, scholarships and work-study. Please click on Financial Aid for additional information.
Contact a counselor below to schedule an appointment or answer any questions:.
Jenifer Jules, Associate Director of Admission