Concordia St. Paul News

May 10, 2018

Concordia Implements Test-Optional Admissions Policy

Concordia University, St. Paul has launched a Test-Optional Admissions Policy for all incoming undergraduate applicants. The new policy allows students applying for enrollment at Concordia a choice of whether to submit ACT or SAT test scores, or to opt for the test-optional approach for admission application review. Students seeking the test-optional approach are required to submit their high school transcript as well as an admissions essay.

“Concordia University, St. Paul uses a holistic admissions review process that includes many factors to understand the complexity and potential of our students,” said Dr. Kim Craig, vice president of enrollment management. “The updated admissions policy  allows us to maintain Concordia’s academic standards and ensure we admit students with the capacity to succeed.”

CSP is one of three Minnesota Private College Council member schools to offer a test-optional admission policy, joining more than 1,000 four-year colleges and universities nationwide.

More information about the Test-Optional Admissions Policy can be found at

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