Applying to Concordia
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Traditional Undergraduate Program
Admission to Concordia College is based upon a wide range of criteria, including the applicant’s overall curriculum, grades, rank-in-class, recommendations, test scores*, personal statement, interview, and general contributions to school, church, and community.
There are additional requirements for our Fellows and Concordia Connection program.
In order to be considered for (First-Year) admission, students should submit the following:
- Non-refundable application fees: $60 application fee for domestic students, $100 application fee for international students
- An application for admission
- An official high school transcript
- SAT or ACT scores (Concordia test score codes: CEEB code for SAT 2096 and ACT College Code 2722) if not selecting Test Optional
- School report form (part of the application)
- A written personal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
* Concordia joins a growing list of over 870 colleges and universities that have adopted test-optional polices in order to offer a more holistic admission process. Concordia no longer requires first-year students to submit their standardized test scores as a part of their application. There are exceptions for certain students/programs where scores are required, so please be sure to review our Test Optional FAQs below.
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Yes, the following programs requires test scores:
- Nursing (as a first-year student)
- Teacher Education (traditional or combined Five-Year BA to MSEd)
- Fellows (Honors) Program
Yes, the following students must submitted test scores:
- International students (must also provide proof of English language proficiency by submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores)
- Intercollegiate Athletes (The NCAA mandates the submission of test scores for athletic eligibility)
- Homeschooled students
Concordia College will continue to review applications from a holistic approach. Therefore, we strongly encourage test optional applicants to submit a resume of activities and more than one letter of recommendation. Although optional, this will allow the committee further insight into your extracurricular and academic accomplishments.
Yes, currently 60% of our students live on campus.
Learn more about Tuition & Financial Aid here.
If a student has already submitted their test scores, or the scores appear on their high school transcript, and they wish to apply test optional, the scores will not be considered in the application review process.
As an institution that is dedicated to the one-on-one experience, we are ready to evaluate any changes you make regarding your decision to apply test optional or not. Please address any questions to your admission counselor.
If after being accepted to the college, a student wishes to switch to an academic program requiring test scores, the student must submit their test scores to be considered for that program. If a student becomes a recruited student athlete, they must submit test scores to determine NCAA athletic eligibility.
A student can indicate on their application (Common App) whether they will submit test scores or apply test optional.
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