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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.

First-Year Student Admission Requirements

1. Online Application

Create an account and submit our online application.  Once submitted, you can follow your application process through the application portal.

2. High School Transcripts

Request your official transcript from your high school. Transcripts must be submitted to CSP through a secure online portal or in a sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions.

3. Admissions 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 via email.

CSP Essay Question:
Please describe a life experience (academic or personal) that has shaped you as a person. How will this experience impact your success as a college student at Concordia University, St. Paul?

Essays should answer the question above, or may be an essay submitted as part of the Common Application or other college preparatory requirement (ie. College Possible essay).

*4. Official ACT/SAT Scores (optional)

*Concordia has a test-optional admissions policy, and thus, applicants are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Applicants who would like their scores considered as part of their application review are welcome to send official scores (writing test not required) to CSP.

First-year students who do not meet initial admissions criteria may be asked to complete the academic success essay and/or an additional semester of coursework.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

1. Online Application

Create an account and submit our online application.  Once submitted, you can follow your application process through the application portal.

2. Official College Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from all previous institutions attended.

*To be considered official, transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from the institution or through secured electronic delivery.

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.

Transfer students with fewer than 20 college credits completed will also need to submit an official high school transcript and essay.

Additional Requirement Information

International Students

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

Military Students

Find out more about the Yellow Ribbon Program, maximizing your military credits, veteran resources at Concordia and more on our Concordia Military page.

Undergraduate military students must submit all undergraduate admissions requirements.

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 refer to the transfer student application requirements in order to be considered for post-baccalaureate admissions.

PSEO Students

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

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.

Accepted Students

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

Transferring Credits to Concordia

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!).

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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 a month throughout the academic year.

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