Freshman Students

Choose ONE of the six essay topics below:

  • Describe a challenging situation you have had and what steps you have taken to overcome it.
  • Describe your leadership ability, how you are currently using it, and how you will implement those abilities on Concordia’s campus.
  • Describe yourself and your reasons for applying to Concordia, a private, Christian university.
  • How will your major prepare you for a career? Describe how you will use your education at Concordia to pursue your dreams.
  • Please respond to a local, national, or international issue that has prompted you to take action on a personal level.
  • Please respond to the statement by Aristotle: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

Freshman Honor Students

Honors students are required to submit a 1000 word essay. Please see the Honors Requirements page.

3 Easy Ways to Submit Your Essay

  1. Submit your essay with your application
  2. Email your essay to applicationmaterials@cu-portland.edu
  3. Mail your essay to Concordia University’s Office of Admission

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