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International Admissions – Graduate

Why Study at Concordia University, St. Paul

Concordia University, St. Paul supports you as you explore your academic interests and refine your career choices. In our ever-global world, there’s no better place than Concordia to prepare you with the culturally dynamic and rich experiences that you’ll need. The Concordia family includes students from diverse backgrounds, faith traditions and cultural heritages.


Connect with a graduate international admissions counselor

Students from India can contact: [email protected]  or call by telephone or through WhatsApp                   p) 224-202-0110 

Students from all other countries and transfer students in the U.S. can contact: [email protected]

If you have already applied, please include your application number in the subject or body of your email for quick reference.


Graduate studies candidates are those who have received a bachelor’s degree and are pursuing a graduate degree. The following requirements should be submitted for acceptance consideration:

Students working with an agent should contact them directly for updates and questions about your materials.

Step 1: Complete your CSP Graduate Application

    • Create an account in our application portal, then complete and submit your online application. 
    • Use the portal login page to reference your application status and items that you still need to submit throughout the application process.

    *Please use the same email that you create your account with to also correspond with the International Admissions office for faster processing.

  • Students already studying in the United States should apply to the university and transfer their SEVIS record to Concordia University, St. Paul. Please share the following SEVIS information with the DSO at the last school you attended or were admitted to in the U.S. and who will be transferring your record to us.

    •       Name of Campus in SEVIS: Concordia University – St. Paul
    •       Campus Code: SPM214F00284000


    If you have any questions about this process, please contact the International Student Services office at [email protected] or 651-641-8883.

Step 2: Upload the Following Documents to Your CSP Application Portal

  • Photocopy of your valid passport page showing photo, name, and birth date. If you are transferring from a US institution, please also submit a photocopy of your visa page.

    • Upload an original/official bank letter or statement provided on official bank letterhead that meets CSP’s cost estimate in U.S. dollars. 
      • Bank statement may be from a student or family member.
      • We ask that statements are dated and less than 3 months old from the time of your application submission and in English
  • Students should complete the Certificate of Finance form that reflects the information stated on their bank statement. This form should reflect information for the term that you intend to start your studies in.

Step 3: Email the Following Documents to [email protected] or if Living in India to [email protected]

    • Complete an approved English proficiency test and have your test scores sent or released to Concordia University, St. Paul. You may also provide a copy via email for TOEFL, IELTS, PTE and iTEP (Duolingo tests must be released to Concordia University, St. Paul for us to electronically retrieve them) 
    • Test scores should be taken within the last 2 years prior to the student’s start date (test scores will not be admissible if they will be more than two years old at the time of enrollment). 

Step 4: Request the Following Documents be Mailed or Emailed via a Secure Electronic Service.

  • Submit official transcripts of the highest degree awarded. Minimum equivalent Bachelor’s degree required. Transcripts/credentials are required prior to being admitted to a graduate program. You can view what documents are required in your student portal.

    • Official transcripts should be sent or evaluated after all coursework is complete with grades and if applicable, the degree awarded is finalized. If you are in the process of completing a degree or coursework, do not submit any documents until your grades and degree awarded appear on your official documents.
    • It is your responsibility to request official transcripts/credentials from the required institution(s).
    • University officials may contact institutions directly to verify official documents. If we are unable to verify the student’s transcripts or credentials, the University reserves the right to request an official transcript evaluation of your credits or withdraw your application.
    • Please refer to your country or student type in the drop-downs below.

    Once the official document is in our possession, we will be unable to release it back to you.

  • Students seeking and I-20 and currently living outside of the US are asked to submit an official evaluation from a NACES member organization showing your degree equivalency and cumulative US equivalent GPA.

    The evaluation can be submitted electronically or mailed to Concordia University, St. Paul. 

    Mail to:

    Concordia University, St. Paul
    Office of Admissions
    1282 Concordia Ave.
    St. Paul, MN 55104

    Emailed electronic credentials should be sent to [email protected] for processing.

    Once the official document is in our possession, we will be unable to release it back to you.

  • Students with a 4-year degree:

    Please submit certified copies of your semester-by-semester marksheets/academic transcripts, consolidated marks, and diploma/provisional certificate with English translation.

    1. Mailed in a sealed, stamped envelope sent directly from your University to Concordia University Admissions office.

      Mail to:
      Concordia University, St. Paul
      Office of Admissions
      1282 Concordia Ave.
      St. Paul, MN 55104

    2. Some institutions will send credentials through Truecopy Credentials.
    1. If your institution does not use the Truecopy Secure-Transfer system, we may still be able to accept emailed electronic credentials that come from a verifiable University Registrar email address. The sender must be a verified sender from the Registrar and we must be able to locate the sending email from the Registrar’s web pages.

    Students with a 3-year degree:

    If you have received a 3-year bachelor’s degree from India, you are eligible to study at the graduate level at CSP if your degree meets all of the following requirements:

    • You graduated with at least 90 subject credits, or 120 overall credits
    • Your bachelor’s university was accredited by the NAAC with an ‘A’ grade during the entire time of your study
    • You graduated with a first class, or a CGPA of 6.5 or higher.

    Please find directions on how to submit an official evaluation to Concordia in the section “4-year degrees” above.

    If your degree does not meet the requirements above, you are not eligible to study at the graduate level at CSP. Please contact Exella for further questions.


  • Concordia University offers a competitive Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program on our campus in St. Paul. This year-around program gives students hands-on learning t regarding the elements and practice of Physical Therapy. 

    Learn more about this program, prerequisite courses and specific application requirements on our DPT program page.  

    In addition to the admission  requirements of the DPT program, international students applying to this program will also be required to submit the following items (see requirements under Graduate International Admissions above for details about these items and how to submit them):

      • Completed application for the DPT program
      • A copy of your passport
      • Bank statement
      • Official Transcript Evaluation from a NACES member organization
      • Proof of English Proficiency
        • The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy requires minimum passing scores on the Internet-based TOEFL for foreign-trained physical therapists seeking US state licensure and have broken it down by individual test scores:
          • Writing: 24
          • Speaking: 26
          • Reading: 21
          • Listening: 18
    • TOTAL: 89


    • April 3, 2023: Final Deadline*
    • July 3, 2023: Final Deadline*

Applicants will not be permitted to start late in the term. If you cannot get a VISA appointment in time to arrive to the University and start classes on the first day you will need to defer your application to the next term. Contact International Admissions for more information. 

*Applicants who are transferring an F-1 VISA from another U.S. academic institution may be considered for admission up until three weeks prior to our admissions start date.


  • Completed applications are reviewed weekly and students can expect a decision within 3-5 days of all completed documents submitted. Note, during high volume times or when CSP has been closed, there may be additional delay. Find the latest status on your application by logging into the application portal.

  • Congratulations on your acceptance! Now, onto your next steps located on the Accepted Graduate International Student webpage. Please be sure to review all steps on this page. Items include signing up for orientation, submitting your Registration Authorization form, and submitting your Immunization form. 

  • Once you have completed your acknowledgment of acceptance and paid your $100 deposit, an electronic I-20 will be processed and emailed to you.

  • CSP strives to keep our graduate tuition competitive and in doing so, we have limited university scholarships available to our international students. If you do think you may qualify for one of our graduate scholarships, please contact International Admissions for more information.   

    You may also research other potential scholarship opportunities outside of CSP including: 

    • Visit Education USA for scholarship opportunities and information about funding your education.