Prospective Students

The crisis created by the global COVID-19 pandemic has made it even more difficult to access standardized testing and explore your opportunities for attending college. Please know we are here for you and will work with you and your family as together we navigate this uncharted territory together.

Admissions Requirements

We are waiving SAT and ACT test requirements.

Waived for Spring 2021, Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 applicants. In lieu of test scores, some applicants may be required to submit additional documentation.

International applicants who have been unable to take the TOEFL, SAT, or ACT to demonstrate their English language capabilities are to contact Faith McKinney at [email protected].

We will accept Pass/Fail (P), Satisfactory (S), or Credit (CR) coursework for all undergraduate applicants.

These courses will count for general education requirements, major and minor requirements, and electives at CUI as currently articulated. Grades of P, S, or CR will not count in calculating a student's incoming GPA or cumulative or institutional GPA at CUI. This exception applies to transfer students who enroll at CUI in Spring 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022. For questions on how P, S, or CR grades for courses taken in other semesters would be articulated, contact Jennifer Meyer at [email protected].

AP Credits will be awarded.

CUI will still award college credit for applicants who achieve certain scores on AP exams. For the scores that need to be achieved in individual subjects to receive credit and the number of non-accredited units CUI accepts, consult this transfer credit information.

Enrollment Updates

We are currently waiving the application fee.

We intend to honor the official financial aid that was offered to you.

Concordia University Irvine understands that families’ financial circumstances may have changed due to COVID-19. The Financial Aid Office is committed to partnering with you during this unprecedented time by reviewing your eligibility for financial aid and, where allowable, to adjust financial aid packages. If your eligibility allows for federal and/or state aid, additional documentation will be required. The Financial Aid Office will work hard to make this process as smooth as possible.

Families may submit the Loss of Income Due to COVID-19 and submit to [email protected]. Please note, changes or anticipated changes to income may not always result in a change to the financial aid offer or may result in a one-semester revision that will be re-evaluated. Our staff is committed to working with each student who has concerns about their individual circumstances. Specific questions can be directed to the Financial Aid Office. Our office will notify you within 10 business days upon review of this information and what the next steps are to follow.

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