FAQs for Students & Families

Undergraduate Admissions

We are a tight-knit community at CUI. We hope you will experience this, even from afar, as we navigate this uncharted territory together. We are here for you and we will continue to work with you and your family.

Will Concordia's campus be open for the Fall 2020 semester?

We have planned, prayed for, and sincerely hoped for a return to on-campus instruction for the fall semester. Unfortunately, those plans must now take a different course. We will begin the semester in a fully online format, with the intention to transition to dual mode instruction as soon as state and local guidance permits. Please read the statement from our university president, Dr. Michael A. Thomas.

Who can help me over the phone or email with questions about admission and financial aid?

You can contact your admissions counselor via email or phone. Email is preferred.

Will you be offering phone or video appointments?

Yes! You can schedule an appointment with an Admissions or Financial Aid counselor by phone or video.

Will this affect the timing of admissions notification?

No. As of now, this does not change our plans for any decisions coming from our office, including admission to CUI, scholarships, and financial aid offers.

Will deadlines be waived?

Yes. The deposit deadline is pushed back to June 1 and we are waiving all other application deadlines. Reach out to your admissions counselor with any questions or concerns.

Will SAT and ACT test requirements be waived?

Yes, for Spring 2021, Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 applicants, the requirement to take the SAT or ACT is being waived. 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 faith.mckinney@cui.edu

Will credit for Advanced Placement be awarded?

Yes, 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.

Will Spring 2020 college courses with Pass, Satisfactory, or Credit grades be accepted in transfer?

Yes, CUI will accept all courses that a transfer student took in Spring 2020 with a P, S, or CR grade. 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 Fall 2020, 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 jennifer.meyer@cui.edu.

What if I cannot get immunized before the deadline?

In light of the challenges brought on by COVID-19, the deadline for submission of immunization records for Fall 2020 has been extended to October 1, 2020. Health History Form still needs to be completed by August 1, 2020. Log in to cui.medicatconnect.com to fill out your health form online and start uploading available immunization records.

How do I audition for music, theater, or forensics?

Will more visit dates be added later?

We will continue to monitor our spring visit schedule to accommodate as many visitors as possible once campus re-opens. Check your email for communication regarding visit programs as decisions are made.

Are on-campus tours available?

Campus tours are now available by appointment only. You can request a tour here.

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Admissions Office
(949) 214-3010

Concordia University Irvine
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612

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