AdmissionsUndergraduate Admissions

Discover the Value

When you attend Concordia University, you’re more than just a student. You’re part of the Concordia family. Our responsive, student-centered approach to teaching makes your goals, and your successes, our priority. Your learning experiences will be relevant to the skills employers seek and real preparation for a life of meaning and service.

Admission Requirements

First Year Students
  • Submit your official ACT or SAT scores or the Admissions Essay
    ACT Plus Writing preferred for Education students

Students who do not meet initial admissions criteria may be asked to complete one or more of the following items:

Transfer Students
  • Apply
  • Submit official transcripts from all previous institutions attended.

If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet. Concordia accepts completed goal areas toward our general education requirements, in addition to course-by-course review. Please contact your admissions counselor with any questions.

If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcript, any college level courses you have taken, as well as either your official ACT or SAT scores or the admissions essay.

Students who do not meet initial admission criteria may be asked to complete additional items for admission consideration

Post Baccalaureate Students

Concordia University, St. Paul offers a variety of educational options for individuals with a bachelor’s degree who are seeking initial/additional licensure or certification.

Please submit the following information in order to be considered for post-baccalaureate admissions. If you are a graduate of Concordia University, St. Paul, please refer to the “Returning Students” section below. Concordia’s admission deadline is August 1st.

After receiving notification of acceptance to Concordia University, contact the Office of Admissions at (651) 641-8230 to schedule an appointment with a faculty advisor to receive a credit evaluation and program length forecast.

Post Baccalaureate Teacher License Options

  • Art Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Kindergarten Endorsement
  • Middle School Endorsement
  • Music Education (Instrumental and/or Vocal)
  • Physical Education and Health
  • Pre-Primary Endorsement
  • Secondary Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language

Tuition and Financial Aid
The 2017-2018 tuition rate is $420 per credit. If interested in financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Contact Student Financial Services at 651-603-6300 or if interested in alternative loans.

Returning Students

Concordia students need to be readmitted to the university if they have been out of classes for more than one term.

To learn more about returning to Concordia to complete an unfinished degree please visit our readmission page.

Military Students

Join Forces with Concordia University

Concordia University, St. Paul has been awarded the designation of a Top Military-Friendly University in its  2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. Find out more about the Yellow Ribbon Program, maximizing your military credits, veteran resources at Concordia and more on our Concordia Military page.

Military students must fulfill the same admission requirements as traditional students.

Contact the admissions office for complete information about your military benefits.

PSEO Students

Visit the PSEO page for complete information about features and benefits of enrolling as a PSEO student at Concordia.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for information on enrolling as an international student at Concordia.

Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Concordia!  Visit our accepted students page to learn what happens next.

Transferring Credits

You’ve done the work in high school or college – now you can bring your AP, IB, and college credit to Concordia to get a head start on your degree.

Visit Campus

One of the best ways to get to know our campus is to visit in person. Plan your visit at a time that's convenient for you (we encourage you to come during peak hours and join a campus tour!).

Schedule a Visit Today!

Submitting Application Materials

Submit Application Materials to Concordia:

by mail:
Concordia University – St. Paul
Office of Admissions
1282 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104

by email:

Test-Optional Policy

Concordia is proud to offer a test-optional admissions policy.

Admission Decisions

Regular admission decisions are made on a weekly basis. Our Admissions Committee will make admission decisions for students who do not meet initial admission criteria. This committee meets twice monthly throughout the academic year.

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