About this course
First-time College Students
Students who have never attended college before must have a GPA of 2.0 and present a score on the American College Test (ACT) of 18 or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of 860 to be considered for admission to Concordia College.
All students with an AC T below 18 or an SAT below 860 will be required to take the C OMPASS Test. Students that are required to take the C OMPASS Test must submit a passing score before being considered for admission. Students taking the C OMPASS Test must be aware that results ma y indicate that they be placed in preparatory courses. In the event that students are placed in preparatory courses, they will be admitted on a conditional basis and must satisfactorily complete the course s by the end of the first academic year at Concordi a College. In the event that a student is required to take the C OMPASS Test, an admissions counselor will provide the location of the nearest test site or students may elect to test at the college (CCA).
Applicants who have attended another college or university will be considered transfer students. Transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 to be considered for admission. These students are required to furnish an official transcript of all work attempted at all institutions before being considered for admission. Transfer credit is recorded on the student’s permanent academic record, but only work at Concordia College is included in the cumulative grade point average. Credit by examination at Concordia is availab le only through AP (Advanced Placement) or CLEP (College Level Examination Program). Concordia’s standards for granting credit for these tests are available from the registrar’s office. Students on suspension from another institution will not be considere d for admission to Concordia College until the suspension period is over. Students who have been expelled from another institution for disciplinary reasons will not be accepted for admission.
International students must meet all admission requirements that regular students meet as soon as possible prior to the date of planned registration. These students also need Affidavit of Support including bank statement, proof of insurance and World Educ ation Services(WES) Credential Evaluation Report. Tuition, fees, room and board must be paid in advance. Applicants must also be able to read, write and speak English.