Steps to becoming a graduate student at Concordia

Becoming a graduate student at Concordia

All forms are contained with the downloadable application packet (link below) unless specified otherwise. Please call the graduate office at 888-505-2863 if you need assistance.

Please note: Some programs may have additional requirements for admission. A representative from the program to which you are applying will notify you of any differences from the standard enrollment process listed below.

Application form
Complete either the online application or the printable version (contained within the application packet).

Just want to take a few courses? Only the application and either an official or unofficial copy (sometimes called a student copy) of your transcript is necessary. We require only the final transcript from the college where you attained your bachelor degree. The steps below are necessary only for those entering a master’s, certificate, endorsement or diploma program.


Graduate application fee payment
The application fee is $50. In some cases, this fee is waived. Upon submission of your application, an enrollment specialist will provide you with instructions on submitting this fee and any remaining application steps.

Official transcript request
Concordia University, Nebraska will cover the fees and process the request for your official transcripts for your application to Concordia University, Nebraska. Please complete the release form and fax, mail or scan and email to the College of Graduate Studies. Download the transcript request form.

Complete and submit an admission essay and a copy of your resume
In an essay of 500-750 words, please explain your interest in the program for which you are applying, what you hope to achieve by completing the program, and how your personal or professional background relates to your interests and goals. The essay's content and the clarity of writing will be assessed as a part of the admission process. Submit your essay and resume online.

Federal financial aid information
Federal aid requires meeting eligibility standards and students must apply each academic year. Financial aid eligibility is based on the outcome of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). [MORE]

Other information and forms regarding payment
Financial aid forms and other information related to making payment for school is available online. Please contact us at 888-505-2863 for assistance.