Transfer International Students

Students transferring from other colleges and universities follow the same application process for undergraduate and graduate levels of studies. In addition, the following procedures apply to the transfer process:

Transferring students must:

  • Complete Concordia's International Student Transfer Form
  • Inform the school that he or she is currently attending of his or her intention to transfer to Concordia;
  • Obtain I-20 from Concordia in accordance with the eligibility provisions and application process of the university;
  • See the campus PDSO (Primary Designated School Official) or DSO (Designated School Official) immediately upon arrival at Concordia to complete the transfer.
  • Attend Concordia University in the first term after leaving the previous school.

Apply for Admission

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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 may be obtained from 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 or to find testing options. 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 be accepted and begin college studies. TOEFL is our preferred test, but Concordia will accept these tests for undergraduate admission:

  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – 78 total score or above required
  • Duolingo – 100 total score or above required
  • English3 Proficiency Test – 67 total score or above
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing) – 6.5 total score or above required

Please request to have your official test scores forwarded to Concordia University, Nebraska.

*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.

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 complete the next steps to take and let your admissions counselor know if you have any questions.


Next Steps After You've Been Accepted to Concordia

Confirm Visa Status

Complete and return the Visa Status Information form, along with a copy of your passport ID page. 

Financial Verification

Bank Letter Template

The U.S. government requires proof of financial support from all international students.

To verify the support noted on the Financial Understanding and Agreement and the Sponsor Support Statement, Concordia requires each individual providing support (student, parent, sponsor, etc.) to request a letter from their bank to verify account status and amount available.

Bank letters should be:

Please include the items listed below:

  • Current (received within 4 weeks of being signed and dated)
  • Written in English
  • Printed on bank letterhead
  • Bank Letterhead
  • Including bank name and location
  • Name of bank customer
  • How long individual has been a customer of this bank
  • Average amount available in accounts and amount that is currently readily available
  • Amount should be listed in local currency and in U.S. dollars
  • Signed by bank representative
  • Notarized by bank representative
  • Dated by bank representative

Enrollment Fee

Send your $200 enrollment fee to Concordia.

Confirmed Student Documents

Now that you have confirmed you will be a Concordia student, review the International Student Enrollment Checklist on the additional tasks to be done and documents to be completed and returned as soon as possible. 

Review the Options for Paying your Balance and make sure this is taken care of prior to your arrival. 

I-20, Certificate of Eligibility

Receive transfer I-20 from Concordia. You will be able to use your previous F-1 visa if not expired.