Simplifying the Admissions Process for our Online Degree Programs

Going back to school is an important decision, and an online program can be a smart way for you to balance your degree with your personal and work commitments. But if it has been awhile since you have taken classes, the process might seem unclear. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to the Concordia University Texas admissions process for online students. We’ll take you through each step and include all the information you need to know so that you can master the admissions process and enroll in one of our online degree programs.

Step 1: The Application

The first step in our application process is to complete the online application. There is a $50 fee, but you will receive a discount if you use the promotion code smull. Make sure to use your legal name and include any maiden names as well. If you are using a promo code that waives the application fee, you do not have to enter your credit card information. Keep in mind that application fees are nonrefundable.

Our admissions requirements include the following:

Minimum 2.0 GPA on all college-level course work, or a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA if you have fewer than 12 transferable college credit hours. Students who do not meet the requirements will be evaluated by our admissions committee. This means that you could still be eligible for provisional admission to the accelerated degree program.

For direct admission into the Master of Education program, applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. This applies to all undergraduate work completed. If you have completed 12 hours of graduate course work, the minimum GPA requirement for those credits is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If your GPA does not meet these requirements, you will be asked to write an essay to be reviewed by the Graduate Education Committee.

Step 2: Transcripts

Submit your official transcripts by requesting an official, sealed transcript to be sent to our Office of Admissions Processing. You should do this as soon as possible because it may take up to six weeks for transcripts to reach us. Send all transcripts to the following address:

Office of Admissions Processing
Concordia University Texas
11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, Texas 78726
Fax: 512.313.4639
online@concordia.edu

For graduate students, transcripts are needed from the college or university where you earned your baccalaureate degree and any institution where you began graduate course work. If you are enrolling in the Curriculum and Instruction with Teaching Certification program, submit official transcripts for all previous colleges and universities attended, not just your degree-granting institution.

Step 3: Letters of Recommendation

This step is only for students seeking admission to our graduate programs. Request three letters of recommendation from your last two immediate supervisors and a professional colleague through our online graduate admissions application. Our system will send the request for a letter of recommendation by automatically emailing the supervisor or colleague you indicate, but we still suggest that you notify recommenders before the email request is sent.

If you are a prospective graduate education student, submit a copy of your teaching certificate as well.

Step 4: Financial Aid

The most important part of the financial aid process is completing the online Federal Application For Student Aid. Our school code is 003557. If you won’t use financial aid, you can choose from three payment options.

  1. Pay online. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, debit cards and e-checks through a secure server.
  2. Send a check or money order to Student Accounts.

Concordia University Texas
Attn: Student Accounts
11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, TX 78726

3. Pay in person at the Student Accounts office, which is located in Room 202 of Building D on the main campus.

 

Payment plans are also available through our accounting office. Tuition information can be found here.

Step 5: Submit your Documents

You can send all of your admissions documents to us at this address:

Office of Admissions Processing
Concordia University Texas
11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, TX 78726
Fax: 512.313.4639
online@concordia.edu

Important Information

Make sure you have completed your application by the deadline so that you can be considered for the semester in which you are applying. If your application is not complete, you’ll have the opportunity to roll it over to the next semester. To use Financial Aid for tuition payment, you should submit all admission and financial aid documents by the deadline.

Bonus Information for Military Students

We accept most Veteran Affairs education benefits and proudly participate in the Yellow Ribbon program. We do not accept the Hazelwood Act as these benefits because those are only applicable to public institutions. If you are a military student, contact your local Veterans Affairs representative. Once you have applied for your benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs will notify you of your eligibility. We’ll need copies of your certificate of eligibility and DD-214 so that we can certify your attendance with the VA once you are registered. Once you have been accepted to one of our online programs, we will process your financial benefits paperwork.

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