Undergraduate international student

Admission requirements to be an international undergraduate student at Concordia

1. Application

To meet *international student admission requirements, the student must:

Complete the free online application  

2. English proficiency

Be proficient in the English language as measured by TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). A score of 78 or above (TOEFL iBT test) or 6.0 or above (IELTS) is required for admission. Information on taking the TOEFL test is available at US Embassy or Consulate offices or online at ets.org/toefl. The IELTS can be found online at ielts.org.

3. Transcript evaluation

Provide an evaluation report and transcripts to verify credentials and provide U.S. equivalencies with a clear, consistent analysis of academic degrees and transcripts.  An evaluation may be obtained from one of our approved transcript evaluation partners (click link below to view).  Please note that a “comprehensive or “course by course” report is required. 

4. Entrance exam

Take the ACT or SAT College Entrance Exam and have scores sent to Concordia. Visit ACT.org or collegeboard.com to find a nearby testing site.

5. Proof of financial support

Submit proof of financial support that will meet the total educational and living expenses for the first-year of study at Concordia. Download the proof of financial support form »

6. Additional student visa requirements

To meet the requirements to receive an I-20 form from Concordia and apply for F-1 student visa status, the student must:

Complete and send all application materials to Concordia University and be officially accepted.


Be able to comply with the provisions of the Certificate of Eligibility to Study in the U.S., Form I-20. For more information click here. 

Once a student receives their I-20 form from Concordia, they will need to apply for F-1 student visa status. Download the instructions/information for steps to take once you've been accepted » 

* An international student is one who is a citizen of a country other than the United States of America and who requires an F-1 visa status to engage in academic studies in the United States.