High school graduates and college transfer students with fewer than 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours of transferable college credits are considered freshmen.

Important Dates

Fall Semester

Concordia University has a rolling admission process. However, applications submitted by the following dates are given priority for Fall Semester admission:

  • Early Action Deadline: November 15
  • Priority Deadline 1: December 15
  • Priority Deadline 2: January 15
  • New – Priority Deadline 3: March 1
  • Rolling Admission begins March 2

The Freshman Advantage Nursing Program is the only exception to these deadlines. Nursing applicants should review the Freshman Advantage schedule.

Spring Semester

Application deadlines for Spring Semester admission are as follows:

  • Spring Semester — Priority Deadline: December 15
  • Summer Semester — Priority Deadline: March 1

Ready to apply? Here’s what you need to submit:

Required materials

    1. Application: Apply online for free. You may also apply for free through the Common Application.
    2. Official transcripts: Request official transcripts of academic coursework completed to date. Your final transcripts will also be required upon graduation. Concordia grants credits for Advanced Placement (AP) scores of three or higher, and recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) program for higher-level (HL) exams. Find out more information about International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement standing credits.
    3. Test scores: Submit either SAT or ACT scores. The Concordia University code numbers for the tests are: SAT 4079; ACT 3458.

    Once you submit these three items, your application will be reviewed by the Office of Admission. Any students who do not meet our minimum criteria for admission may be asked to submit a written essay or letters of recommendation.

    Supplemental materials

    After an initial review of your application is conducted, any students who do not meet our minimum criteria for admission will be asked to fulfill these additional requirements:

    1. Written Essay: You may choose from these three options:
      1. Respond to one of the Freshman essay topics
      2. Submit your SAT Writing section as your essay
      3.  Submit your essay through the Common Application
    2. Letters of Recommendation: You may choose up to two references to send letters of recommendation on your behalf, using this downloadable recommendation form.

    Program-specific materials:

    Students who wish to apply to the Honors and/or Freshman Advantage Nursing Programs will need to submit the additional documentation for those programs.

    Let’s Go!

    Start your free online application here. Questions? Please contact your admission counselor for more information.