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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.

Fall 2020 Update

Concordia will be offering in-person (“face-to-face”) classes on campus for fall 2020.

What can I study at Concordia?

We have 76 majors, 48 minors, and 25 graduate programs
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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*
    4. Certification of Finances indicating the financial source for the expense of attending Concordia University
    5. Proof of English Proficiency (see tab below)
  • 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
    4. Certification of Finances indicating the financial source for the expense of attending Concordia University
    5. Proof of English Proficiency (see tab below)
  • 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.

    1. IELTS overall band score of 5.5 or higher (International English Language Testing System)
    2. Students from Global Language Institute (GLI) Completion of Mastering Level
    3. Students from Atlanta English Institute (AEI) Completion of Level Seven
    4. Students from Spring International Language Center (SILC) Completion of Level Six
    5. Students from English Language School (ELS) Completion of Level 109 AND IELTS test score of 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 59 or completion of Level 112
    6. TOEFL iBT 59 or 513 PBT
    7. ACT/SAT score
    8. PTE result of 46 or higher
    9. iTEP score of 3.5 or higher
    10. Duolingo language test, score of 90
    11. MELP End of Term Assessment of 520 or higher
    12. Completed AmericanLife CEFR C1 Level Certificate

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 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)
  • 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.

    1. Completion of Level 112 at an English Language School (ELS) or Accelerated Level at Global Language Institute (GLI)
    2. Completion of Level 6 at an approved English school
    3. TOEFL- iBT score of 78 or TOEFL PBT score of 547
    4. An equated score of 80 or better on the Michigan Test
    5. IELTS overall band score of 6 or higher (International English Language Testing System)
    6. Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university in the US, English-speaking Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.
    7. PTE result of 52 or higher
    8. iTEP score of 3.7 or higher
    9. Duolingo language test with score of 100
    10. Completed American Life CEFR C1 Level Certificate
  • 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. Graduate 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)
  • Proof of English Proficiency

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

     

    • Doctor of Physical Therapy

     

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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.

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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