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Course Sequence and Program Calendar

The typical length of a term for each course is eight (8) weeks with exceptions for EDD 700 Doctoral Studies Orientation and Summer 2 courses.

Sample Course Sequence

Year Term Content/Research Course Credit Units Seminar Credit Units
1 Fall 1 EDD 700 Doctoral Studies Orientation .5    
1 Fall 2 EDD 701 Leadership for Whole System Reform  3 EDD 771 Dissertation Seminar 1 0.25
1 Spring 1 EDD 702 Building Capacity for Learning and Continuous Improvement 3 EDD 771a Dissertation Seminar 1 0.25
1 Spring 2 EDD 703 Technology in a Systems Approach to Leadership 3 EDD 772 Dissertation Seminar 2 0.25
1 Summer 1 EDD 704 Strategic
Human Resource Management and Development
3 EDD 772a Dissertation Seminar 2 0.25
1 Summer 2 706 Policy, Law and
Practice in Dynamic Settings (Washington, DC trip)
3 EDD 773 Dissertation Seminar 3 0.25
2 Fall 1 EDD 705 Sustained
Fiscal Leadership for Organizational Effectiveness
3 EDD 773a Dissertation Seminar 3 0.25
2 Fall 2 EDD 751 Statistical Analysis for Educational Leaders 3 EDD 773b Dissertation Seminar 3 0.25
2 Spring 1 EDD 752 Applied Quantitative Methods for Educational Leaders 3 EDD 774 Dissertation Seminar 4 0.25
2 Spring 2 EDD 753 Applied Qualitative Methods for Educational Leaders 3 EDD 774a Dissertation Seminar 4 0.25
2 Summer 1 EDD 781 Dissertation Proposal 1 EDD 774b Dissertation Seminar 4 0.25
2 Summer 2 EDD 707 Change Forces in Diverse Educational Settings (China trip) 3    
3 Fall 1 EDD 781a Dissertation 3 EDD 775 Dissertation Seminar 5 .25
3 Fall 2 EDD 791 Dissertation 1 EDD 775a Dissertation Seminar 5 0.25
3 Spring 1 EDD 791a Dissertation 3 EDD 775b Dissertation Seminar 5 0.25
3 Spring 2 EDD 791b Dissertation 1 EDD 775c Dissertation Seminar 5 0.25

Total Units: 46 (48)

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How to Apply

All freshman applicants must submit official scores from TOEFL or SAT and/or ACT. Scores must be sent directly from the testing institution to the Office of International 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.

  1. Read the Admissions Requirements
  2. Submit the International Undergraduate Application
    There are two ways to fill out an application:
    We are waiving the $50 online application fee!
  3. Submit a Letter of Recommendation / International Reference Form and Essay (PDF)
    All applicants must submit a Letter of Recommendation from a guidance counselor or teacher and an Essay.
  4. Submit official transcripts by mailing them to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
    • Official transcript(s).
      This includes all coursework taken from 9th grade to the present. If any high school or college work is in progress at the time of this application, be sure an additional final transcript is sent when the work is completed.

      Official transcripts must be sent directly from the high school in a sealed envelope or hand-carried to Concordia University, Irvine.
      • High School GPA of 2.8 and above
      • Transfer students must submit official transcripts for all college course work
      • International transcripts must be evaluated
        (Suggested Credential Evaluation Services:, or or more at
  5. Submit Proof of English Proficiency
    • Official TOEFL(PBT 550/IBT 79 - 80)/IELTS (6.5)* score from within the past two years.
      • *The Pathway Program provides eligibility for students who do not meet minimum English proficiency requirements for undergraduate admission.
    • Official SAT or ACT scores Request results of the (SAT) or (ACT) tests.
      • *If you took one of these tests at the high school from which you graduated, the results may be recorded on your transcript. Check with the high school personnel when requesting your transcript. Student copies will not be accepted.
      • *Official SAT and/or ACT scores (recommended)
  6. Fulfill Requirements to Obtain the I-20 and Submit Materials (These documents are not necessary until AFTER you are accepted, however, they are needed for your I-20 so getting a head start will only benefit you.)
    • Fill out I-20 Request Form for New Student
    • Submit Current Official Bank Statement* (less than 6 months old)
    • The amount you need to show proof of funding for here is $50,415. This is an estimated amount and may change at any time. If you are receiving Academic Scholarship or Athletic Scholarship you may subtract it from $50,415. The Academic scholarship amount will automatically apply to your tuition if you meet the grade requirement upon enrollment to CUI. For Athletic Scholarship, you must provide a copy of your Letter of Intent. (Academic Scholarship and Athletic Scholarship cannot stack together)
    • Submit An Affidavit of Financial Support Form
      Completed affidavit and supporting documents verifying that the applicant will be able to underwrite their total financial costs during their studies at Concordia University.
    • Submit Photocopy of Passport
      For Transfer Students: Submit:
      • All of the above
      • Copy of I-20 (all 3 pages)
      • Copy of F1 Visa
      • Copy of I-94 (front & back)
      • Transfer Form (PDF)
      • If you need your I-20 to be mailed to you directly, please submit and pay Express Mail Service request at 'Global Programs' as the department to receive a document from.)

Submitting Your Application

Townsend Kickoff Conference Returning Student Registration

Due to the overwhelming response last year, returning student attendance at the the Kickoff Conference is allowed by registration only. Registration is done through this form and is due by February 2, 2019. Returning students will have their own "returning student process groups."

Meals may be purchased at the Eagles Café during the conference. Lunches will be $8 and dinner will be $9. Cash or card is accepted.

Student Information

Conference Cost

Your total payment will be $350.

Credit Card Information

We accept:


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Homeschool Students Admission Requirements

As a homeschool student, you have taken an active & independent role in pursuing your educational goals. You’ll find that there are no extra admissions requirements for homeschool students at Concordia University Irvine. We welcome your experiences & perspective and would be glad to answer any of your questions about the application process.

Application Steps

  1. Application
    Application Fee Note: We are waiving the $50 online application fee!
  2. Official High School Transcript
    Official transcripts must be sent in a sealed envelope with a signature from a parent, legal guardian, or homeschool director/administrator. View a copy of a sample high school transcript.
    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 SAT and/or ACT scores*
    We are waiving the SAT or ACTrequirement for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 applicants with one exception - if you are an incoming D2 student-athlete, per NCAA regulations, you must take the SAT or ACT.

Admission Standards

  • Minimum GPA: 2.80
  • Minimum SAT: Waived for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 applicants*
  • Minimum Composite ACT: Waived for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 applicants*

Averages from the incoming class of 2016-2017

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

*per NCAA regulations, incoming student-athletes must still submit SAT or ACT scores

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

Application Deadlines
Application Status Apply By
Fall 2020
Early Action November 15, 2019
Early Action II February 15, 2019
Rolling Admissions July 27, 2019
Spring 2020
Regular Decision January 3, 2020

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.


I don’t have an official high school transcript. What should I do?

We have included a sample transcript for your parent, legal guardian, or administrator of your homeschool organization to create and sign, vouching for your units. Please have your transcript sent in a sealed envelope to:

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

Note: In the absence of a high school transcript, we will accept an official GED or the California Proficiency Exam, but this may limit scholarship opportunities without the presence of a GPA.

What does it mean for a transcript to be considered “official?”

The transcript should be sent in a sealed envelope with a signature from a parent, legal guardian, or homeschool director/administrator.

The transcript should be organized by grade level (9th-12th) and year.

Completed and in-progress courses should be accompanied by credits, units, or hours and include a letter grade or a numerical grade.

What does it mean for a transcript to be considered “final?”

To be considered a final transcript, please include a graduation date, (month/day/year) and a signature from a parent, legal guardian, or the director of your organization.

If I graduate from high school with a completed A.A. degree or over 30 units of college credit, am I still considered a freshman?

For admission, class standing (Freshman or Transfer) is determined by your high school graduation date. Please send any and all college transcripts along with your high school transcript for evaluation.

International Students Admissions Process and Admission Requirements


  1. Complete and submit your official application for admission
  2. Submit an official transcript
    (International Transcripts must be professionally evaluated to be the equivalent of a U.S. grading system through one of the companies listed on NACES. Suggested Credential Evaluation Services:



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