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Admissions

Choose between Associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to find your educational fit.

Associate Degree Admissions Procedure

A student must submit the following items before the admissions office can process the application:

  • Online Application
  • Final and official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 based on a 4.0 system.
    • If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet.  Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
    • If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as any college level courses you have taken.
    • If you have not taken any college level courses and have graduated from high school in the last three years, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as your official ACT or SAT scores.
  • Please describe a life experience (academic or personal) that has shaped you as a person. How will this experience impact your success as a college student at Concordia University, St. Paul.
    • The essay must fall between 400 and 1000 words.
    • Includes a beginning (introduction), middle (body), and end (summary/conclusion).
    • This essay is original (no plagiarism) and reflective of the applicant’s experiences and traits. No outside work (citations and references) is allowed.
    • The submission is professional with no spelling, grammar, or sentence structure errors.

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling at CSP must have access to a computer that meets Concordia’s technology requirements.

Concordia University, St. Paul has waived the online application fee. Don’t delay, apply today!

Bachelor’s Degree Admissions Procedure

A student must submit the following items before the admissions office can process the application:

  • Online Application
  • Submit official transcriptsfrom the regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 based on a 4.0 system.
    • If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet.  Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
    • If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as any college level courses you have taken.
  • Please describe a life experience (academic or personal) that has shaped you as a person. How will this experience impact your success as a college student at Concordia University, St. Paul.
    • The essay must fall between 400 and 1000 words.
    • Includes a beginning (introduction), middle (body), and end (summary/conclusion).
    • This essay is original (no plagiarism) and reflective of the applicant’s experiences and traits. No outside work (citations and references) is allowed.
    • The submission is professional with no spelling, grammar, or sentence structure errors.

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling at CSP must have access to a computer that meets Concordia’s technology requirements.

Concordia University, St. Paul has waived the online application fee. Don’t delay, apply today!

Master’s Degree Admissions Procedure

A student must submit the following items before the admissions office can process the application:

  • Online Application
  • Official transcript from the regionally accredited college or university that granted the student’s undergraduate degree
  • Personal statement that includes the following requirements:
    • The statement falls between 400 and 1000 words.
    • Includes a beginning (introduction), middle (body), and end (summary/conclusion).
    • This statement is original (no plagiarism) and reflective of the applicant’s experiences and traits. No outside work (citations and references) is allowed.
    • The submission is professional with no spelling, grammar, or sentence structure errors.
    • The statement should address the following:
      • Describe your employment history and why you are choosing to pursue a graduate degree at this time in your career.
      • Describe a personal and/or professional goal that you hope you will fulfill through earning your graduate degree.
      • Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.

MSN – also requires

  • An unencumbered active registered nursing license in MN * (If licensed in a state outside of MN, please contact your enrollment counselor to check eligibility)
  • A signed Student Work and Practice Experience Acknowledgment form

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling at CSP must have access to a computer that meets Concordia’s technology requirements.

Concordia University, St. Paul has waived the online application fee.
Don’t delay, apply today!

International Students Admissions Procedure

A student must submit the following items before the admissions office can process the application:

  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • IELTS overall band score of 5.5 or higher (International English Language Testing System)
  • Students from Global Language Institute (GLI) Completion of Mastering Level
  • Students from Atlanta English Institute (AEI) Completion of Level Seven
  • Students from Spring International Language Center (SILC) Completion of Level Six
  • Students from English Language School (ELS) Completion of Level 109 AND IELTS test score of 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 59 or completion of Level 112
  • TOEFL iBT 59 or 513 PBT
  • ACT/SAT score
  • PTE result of 46 or higher
  • iTEP score of 3.5 or higher
  • Duolingo language test, score of 50
  • MELP End of Term Assessment of 520 or higher
  • Completed AmericanLife CEFR C1 Level Certificate

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling at CSP must have access to a computer that meets Concordia’s technology requirements.

Concordia University, St. Paul has waived the online application fee. Don’t delay, apply today!

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  • No GRE/GMAT requirements for graduate programs.
  • FREE transfer credit evaluation.
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