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First Year Admission Requirements

A first-time 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 any time after the completion of their junior year of high school. To apply to CUI as a first-time student, follow the steps below.

Application Steps

  1. Application
    There are three ways to fill out an application:
    We are waiving the $50 online application fee!
  2. Official High School Transcript
    Official transcripts must be sent directly from the high school in a sealed envelope or hand-carried to Concordia University Irvine.
    Note: CUI grants college credit for Advanced Placement test scores.

    Mail it to:
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia West
    Irvine, CA 92612
  3. Official SAT and/or ACT scores
    All freshman applicants must submit official scores from SAT and/or ACT. Scores must be sent directly from the testing institution to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. SAT School: 4069; ACT School: 0227. Copies are considered unofficial documents.
    Note: If you submit more than one SAT score, we use the highest score from each section (critical reading and math) and combine them into a super score. Equally, we also use the highest composite ACT score.

Admission Standards

  • Minimum GPA: 2.80
  • Minimum SAT:
    • OLD: 900 (Critical Reading/Math) OR
    • NEW: 980 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing plus Math)
  • Minimum Composite ACT: 18

Averages from the incoming class of 2017 - 2018

  • Average GPA: 3.44
  • Average SAT: 1038 (critical reading/math)
  • Average Composite ACT: 23

Recommended College Prep Curriculum

  • English: 4 years
  • Mathematics: 3 years (including Algebra II)
  • Science: 3 years (including 2 years of Lab Science)
  • History: 2 years
  • Foreign Language: 2 years of the same language

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Type Apply By Notified By
Early Action November 15 Mid-December
Early Action II (Priority) February 15 March 1
Rolling Admissions July 27  

Note: Applications received after February 15 are reviewed on a rolling basis, and it is recommended that students apply well in advance. Once your application is complete, it usually takes two weeks to receive an admissions decision, depending upon the time of year.

Spring Semester

Type Apply By Notified By
Regular Decision December 1 December 15

For more information

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

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