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Accepted International Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Concordia University, St. Paul!

By your admission to Concordia, you have completed the first step in ensuring an education that will allow you to grow as an individual in mind, body and spirit.

Now that you have been accepted, please review the information below. Also, be sure to visit the International Student Services webpage for other important information and updates.

We look forward to having you on campus!

Pre-Arrival Process for International Student/Scholar

Concordia University I-20

To receive a Concordia University I-20 submit a Certificate of Eligibility Request form.

If you are requesting a new initial Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) please select the Initial Certificate of Eligibility Request Form. If you are currently in the United States and need to transfer your certificate of eligibility (I-20) please select the Transfer Release Form.

Email completed forms to Your Certificate of Eligibility will be mailed directly to the mailing address you provided on the request form.

Official Credit Evaluation

An official credit evaluation of credits earned/degrees completed at any non-United States institution must be submitted prior to the end of your first term at Concordia (if not submitted during the admissions process).

Evaluations must be from approved members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services

Immunizations and Health Insurance

Minnesota State law requires proof of immunization. You will not be allowed to register until the required documentation has been submitted.

Additionally, International Students must provide proof of his/her health insurance that is valid in the United States before enrolling in classes. Proof of insurance will be required during orientation.

Student Housing Application

Students Entering Concordia in Spring 2015:
To request campus housing for the 2014-15 academic year, apply immediately.

If you do not plan to live on campus, you must complete and submit the Petition to Live Off Campus.

When applying, review the Housing Agreement and complete and return the Housing Application with a down payment of $125 (non-refundable after December 1, 2014). Submit payment online, in person, or by mail. The housing application will not be processed without payment.

Students Entering Concordia in Fall 2015:
In February 2015 you will receive the housing application for the 2015-2016 academic year. At that time, please review the Housing Agreement, and complete and return the Housing Application with a housing payment of $125 (non-refundable after May 1, 2015). The housing application will not be processed without payment.

Students requiring any accommodations should contact Student Accessibility Services at as soon as possible when applying for housing.

Tuition Payment

Admitted students are required to submit payment for your incoming semester by the first day of class.

Make your payment online, via wire transfer, in person, or by mail.

When sending a payment, please include your student I.D number (L00********) in the memo line.

Attend International Student Orientation

All new international students are required to attend International Student Orientation. Check in will take place at the Office of International Student Services located in the Lutheran Memorial Center, Room 200 on the Concordia University, St. Paul campus.

    Orientation Dates
  • Fall: Thursday, August 21 - Sunday, August 24, 2014 | Times TBD

Student Accessibility Services (Optional)

Determine the accommodations that may be available to you at Concordia by contacting Student Accessibility Services at

Visit Concordia's Student Accessibility Services webpage for more information.


If you have any questions along the way, please contact International Student Services.

Again, congratulations on your acceptance and welcome to the Concordia community!


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