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International Admissions – Undergraduate

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.

 

Who is an International Student

Concordia University considers you and  international students if the following applies: 

  • You will need an F-1 student visa to study in the U.S.
  • You will be studying in the U.S. in any other eligible nonimmigrant status.

What can I study at Concordia?

We have 76 majors and 48 minors
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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. 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

    Cost Estimate for Academic Year 2022-2023

    Tuition and Fees: $26,800
    Living Expenses: $10,200
    Other Estimated Expenses (health insurance, books, transportation, personal expenses, etc.):        $3,500

    Total: $40,500

    Please see CSP’s Tuition and Financial Aid page for more information on tuition and fees. International students are eligible for scholarships and are automatically awarded during the admissions process.

    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 [email protected].
    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

    Cost Estimate for Academic Year 2022-2023

    Tuition and Fees: $26,800
    Living Expenses: $10,200
    Other Estimated Expenses (health insurance, books, transportation, personal expenses, etc.): $3,500

    Total: $40,500

    Please see CSP’s Tuition and Financial Aid page for more information on tuition and fees. International students are eligible for scholarships and are automatically awarded during the admissions process.

    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.

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  • Congratulations on your acceptance! Now, onto your next steps located on the Accepted 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.

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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 International Admissions

  • Phone: 651-641-8230
  • Email: [email protected]
  • In Person: Lutheran Memorial Center
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
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