Admission & Financial Aid

Admission Requirements- High School

Concordia-Chicago treats each admission file individiually on a case by case basis. In general, this is what CUC looks for:

  • ACT composite score of 20 or an SAT I combined score of 930
  • High school GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Strong extracurricular involvement for 3-4 years during high school

Requirements for a freshman application

(All items must be included for application to be considered “complete”)

  • An official high school transcript showing a high school grade point average and classes taken such as:
    • 4 years of English
    • 3 years of Mathematics - including one unit of algebra and one unit of geometry or equivalent
    • 2 years of Science – including at least one year biology, chemistry, physics or equivalent
    • 2 years of Social Science
    • Also recommended:
      • 2 years of a foreign language
      • (students choosing a liberal arts program and having less than 2 years in the same language are required to take 6 semester hours of foreign language at the college level)
  • Official test scores – either ACT or SAT. Concordia's ACT code is 1004; the SAT code is 1140.
  • A final high school transcript, complete with graduation date, must be submitted before enrollment to meet University, federal, and state requirements.
  • If applicable, submit final transcripts for any additional college work prior to enrollment.

If you have been out of high school for at least three years and are applying as a freshman student, the following must be included with your application for it to be considered “complete”:

  • A final high school transcript, complete with graduation date, or written documentation of successful completion of the G.E.D.
  • A brief statement of why you would like to attend Concordia including a statement of future professional goals.
  • Official test scores – either ACT or SAT. Concordia's ACT code is 1004; the SAT code is 1140.

Please note that the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request additional information or documentation deemed helpful in evaluating applicants for admission e.g. letters of reference, recommendation, personal interview, additional testing, etc.

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