Admission & Financial Aid

Spring Enrollment Checklist

Admitted students, make sure to complete the items below for Spring 2020 enrollment. Classes begin Monday, January 13, 2020 

NOTE: As an admitted student, you will access the Concordia Connect web portal to complete many of the items on your enrollment checklist. 

  • In order to log in to Concordia Connect, you'll need your personal username and password, which are mailed to you with your acceptance packet.
  • If you forget your username/password or have any problems accessing the portal, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 708-209-3100.

• Financial Aid and the FAFSA

Complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible. 

  • Beginning October 1 of each year, your family may file the FAFSA for the upcoming academic year.
  • Illinois students should file the FAFSA before December 1 to be considered for the MAP grant.
  • Learn more about financial aid at CUC.

Review your financial aid eligibility and award letter from Concordia–Chicago. 

  • Contact your admission counselor if you have any questions about your financial aid package.
  • Sign and return your financial aid award letter as soon as possible.

• Enrollment Deposit

As soon as you know that CUC is your college choice, reserve your spot in the Spring 2020 entering class! 

• Housing Deposit

New residential students, submit your housing deposit after you have submitted your enrollment deposit. 

• Housing Application

New residential students, apply for housing beginning in mid-September 2019. 

• Jump Start Orientation

Attend the Winter Jump Start orientation session before classes start in January — it's required for ALL new students! 

NOTE: New students enrolling for Spring 2020 must complete University Check-In prior to attending the Winter Jump Start orientation session. 

• ALEKS Math Placement Exam

Prepare for the ALEKS math placement exam at home — before attending Jump Start orientation.

• Final Transcripts

Send your final transcripts to CUC's Office of Undergraduate Admission.

  • If needed, submit your final high school transcript after your high school graduation.
  • Submit your final college transcripts if you have completed any college coursework. 

• University Check-In for Spring semester

Complete Spring 2020 check-in — it's required for ALL new students (both residential students and commuters)!

  • Spring check-in for new students is usually the Friday before classes start in January.
  • Details about Spring 2020 University Check-In will be available in late fall 2019 via the Concordia Connect portal. Look for the "Spring Check-In Information" portlet on the Admit - Welcome page.