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First Year International Admission Requirements

A first-time international student is a current high school student who will be attending a college or university for the first time. Entering freshmen may submit an application at any time after the completion of their junior year of high school. To apply to CUI as a first-time international student, follow the steps below.

Application Steps

  1. International Application

    Click here to access the international undergraduate application.

    We are waiving the $50 application fee!

  2. Official High School Transcript

    Submit a transcript from each secondary and post-secondary school attended, current through the time of application. High School transcripts will be considered official only when sent through the mail in a sealed envelope or hand-carried to Concordia University Irvine in a sealed envelope.

    ALL non-US equivalent transcripts must arrive with a certified English evaluation and translation documenting your coursework, examinations taken, grades received, passing and maximum marks, and evidence of secondary school graduation. The student must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent to that according to the grading system used by the country that a student is applying from.

    (Please note that CUI does not have a translation or evaluation service, and students are required to submit records in English. If the school does not issue an English translation, or is not calculated into the US GPA grading system, the student is responsible to get an official translation done. Please contact IERF)

    Please ask for a Detail Report (also known as a course-by-course report)

    Note: CUI grants college credit for Credit by Exam Scores. Students may transfer in a maximum of 30 non-accredited credits by exam (AP, CLEP, DSST, or IB units).

    Mail it to:
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia West
    Irvine, CA 92612

  3. Official Test Scores

    The student must submit one of the following standardized tests: Scores must be sent directly from the testing institution to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Copies are considered unofficial documents.

    • SAT: The student must have at least a 430 Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing score, Total Score for Evidenced-Based Reading, Writing and Math 980. School Code 4069.
    • ACT: The student must have a minimum composite score of 18. School Code 0027.
    • TOEFL: This is an English language proficiency test taken by non-native speakers of English. A minimum iBT score of 79.
    • IELTS: A minimum band of 6.5.

    Note: Official Test Score Report must be mailed directly from the Testing Center in a sealed envelope or hand-carried to the Admissions Office:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia West
    Irvine, CA 92612

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Type Outside the US Inside the US
Application Deadline June 1 July 1
Deposit Deadline July 15 August 1

Spring Semester

Type Outside the US Inside the US
Application Deadline November 1 December 1
Deposit Deadline December 1 December 15

For More Information

Concordia University Irvine
International Admissions Office
1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612

Phone: 800.229.1200, ext. 3010 or 949.214.3010
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.cui.edu/international

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