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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.

Class Delivery Update

Concordia will be offering in-person (“face-to-face”) classes on campus for the 2020 – 2021 academic year.

What can I study at Concordia?

We have 76 majors, 48 minors, and 25 graduate programs
Academic Program Search Page

Undergraduate International Admissions

  • One who has not attended an institution of higher education for at least one year must submit the following:

    1. Online Application
    2. Official High School Transcripts
    3. Official Credit Evaluation of credits earned/degrees completed at any non-United States institution. Evaluations must be from approved members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
    4. Certification of Finances indicating the financial source for the expense of attending Concordia University
    5. Proof of English Proficiency
    6. Typed Essay: Please submit a typed essay you would like your admissions counselor to consider in the application review process.  Minimum of 500 words suggested.  Submit as a PDF document through your application portal or email it as an attachment to admissions@csp.edu.
      CSP Essay Topic Options (select one):

      • Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
      • The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
      • Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
      • Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.
  • One who has attended an institution of higher learning for one year or more must submit the following:

    1. Online Application
    2. Official College Transcripts (for all institutions attended)
    3. Official Credit Evaluation of credits earned/degrees completed at any non-United States institution. Evaluations must be from approved members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
    4. Certification of Finances indicating the financial source for the expense of attending Concordia University
    5. Proof of English Proficiency
  • Fall Admission for New Freshmen and Transfer Students

    • December 1: Priority Deadline
    • July 1: Final Deadline*

    Spring Admission for New Transfer Students Only

    • November 1: Final Deadline*

    Summer Admission

    • Summer admission is not available for new students.

     


    **Applicants who are transferring an F-1 VISA from another U.S. academic institution may be considered for admission after the final deadline.

Graduate International Admissions

  • One who has received a bachelor’s degree and is pursuing a graduate degree must submit the following:

    1. Graduate Application
    2. Official College Transcript from institution granting bachelor’s degree
    3. Official Credit Evaluation of credits earned/degrees completed at any non-United States institution. Evaluations must be from approved members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
    4. Certification of Finances indicating the financial source for the expense of attending Concordia University. This form will be emailed with acknowledgement of application.
    5. Personal Statement of Goals
      Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax.Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page)

      1. Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
      2. What strengths do you feel make you a strong candidate for the program?
      3. Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.
    6. Proof of English Proficiency
  • Fall Admission for New Graduate Students

    • December 1: Priority Deadline
    • July 1: Final Deadline*

    Spring Admission for New Graduate Students

    • November 1: Final Deadline*

    Summer Admission for New Graduate Students

    • Check with the Office of Admissions to see if there are on-campus summer start dates available.

    **Applicants who are transferring an F-1 VISA from another U.S. academic institution may be considered for admission after the final deadline.

  • The following are a list of the graduate programs international students are eligible to study at Concordia University.

    • Differentiated Instruction
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Educational Leadership
    • Educational Technology
    • Health Care Management- MBA
    • Human Resource Management
    • Information Technology Management
    • Leadership and Management
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Orthotics and Prosthetics
    • Sports Managment
    • Strategic Communication Management

Doctoral Application Process

  • One who has received a bachelor’s degree and is pursuing a doctoral degree must submit the following:

    1. Online Application
    2. Official College Transcript from institution granting bachelor’s degree
    3. Official Credit Evaluation of degree(s) earned at any non-United States institution- Evaluations must be from approved members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
    4. Certification of Finances indicating the financial source for the expense of attending Concordia University. This form will be emailed with acknowledgement of application.
    5. Personal Statement of Goals
      Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page)

      1. Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
      2. What strengths do you feel make you a strong candidate for the program?
      3. Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.
    6. Proof of English Proficiency (see tab below)
  • 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

    Learn more about CSP’s English Language Proficiency Requirements here.

  • The following are a list of the doctoral programs international students are eligible to study at Concordia University:

    • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Concordia!  View our Accepted Students website to see the next steps for enrollment.

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Scholarship Information

Concordia University, St. Paul is one of the best values among private universities in the state of Minnesota.

We are proud to offer a wide range of scholarship opportunities to enhance our affordability and to recognize and reward the individual gifts and talents of our students.

Scholarships
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Contact the Office of International Student Services

  • Phone: 651-641-8883
  • Email: iss@csp.edu
  • In Person: Luther 116
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
International Student Services