Undergraduate International Student

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. They must be able to comply with the provisions of the Certificate of Eligibility to Study in the U.S., Form I-20. Additional details will be provided as you complete various steps in the admission process. Students with U.S. Resident Alien status apply through the Concordia Admission Office.

Admission Requirements

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Provide High School Transcripts and Evaluation Report

Request to have your high school transcripts sent to Concordia. If your transcript is not in English or not from an American international school, you must provide an evaluation report to verify your credentials, degree and U.S. equivalencies. A comprehensive or course-by-course report is required. An evaluation maybe obtained from wes.org or an approved transcript evaluation partner.

Take an 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. Scores help determine academic scholarships available to all students.

Provide English Language Proficiency Scores

Non-native English speakers must provide proof they are proficient in the English language to begin college studies. Students can take tests like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) to show their language abilities. Concordia requires a score of 78 or above on the TOEFL iBT test or 6.0 or above on the IELTS for undergraduate admission.

Once you have fulfilled the admission requirements and been accepted to Concordia, you will need to complete several more steps to enroll and begin attending. Please review the next steps to take and let your admission counselor know if you have any questions.

International Requirements

*English proficiency is required by the United States government for an international student to prove they meet all admissions requirements and can come to the U.S. on an F-1 visa status to engage in academic studies. Students in the Intensive English Program (IEP) at Concordia University, Nebraska who successfully pass the Advanced II level will satisfy the English proficiency requirement.