ADMISSION

Admission Requirements & Checklists

Click on the degree level below to learn more about admission requirements and the steps to apply. If you’re an international student please note you have a couple of additional steps which can be found in the international students tab.

Start Date

July 6, 2022

Deadline to Apply

June 22, 2022

Bachelor’s Degree Admission Requirements

Steps to Apply

Step 1 Apply Online For Free

Application for Undergraduate Admission Complete and submit the application found here.

Step 2 Submit Documentation

Send us the following documentation to complete your application file:

  • All official college transcripts
  • Must have GPA of 2.0 or above on most recent transcript
  • If less than 15 college credits, then proof of high school diploma or equivalent
  • For military personnel, a DD214 or documentation of civil service

Send these materials either by email or mail, either separately or together, to:

Concordia University Chicago
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services
Addison Hall, Office 158
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305-1499
E-mail: kines@cuchicago.edu
Fax: (708) 777-4773
Tel: (708) 888-2031

Step 3 Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid and/or make arrangements for payment. You will need to complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible. For assistance, call Concordia University’s financial aid help-line at 708-209-3347. CUC’s School Code is 001666.

Step 4 Register For Classes

Once you have received your admission to the program, an admission advisor will contact you about registration.

Step 5 Make Payment Arrangments

Contact Business Services at (708) 209-3232 for payment options.

MASTER’S DEGREE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent non-U.S. Degree
  • To be considered for Full Admission at Concordia University, candidates in the MS Applied Exercise Science program will present a cumulative grade point average above 2.85 or will have earned a master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • To be considered for Provisional Admission to the program, candidates will present credentials that generally satisfy full admission requirements, but need to satisfy additional admission requirements such as special program prerequisites
  • Note: All admission requirements must be satisfied by the end of the candidate’s first enrolled semester in the program. Provisional Admission is only available to U.S. residents and citizens
  • For students to be considered for Probationary Admission, one or more of the following special conditions may exist: 1) a cumulative GPA between 2.25 and 2.84 (on a 4.0 scale); 2) holding a master’s degree with a cumulative GPA below 3.0; 3) credentials/documents that raise cause for reservation of admission. Students admitted on probationary status must earn a 3.0 GPA in graduate course work within their first semester of enrollment to continue in the program

Steps to Apply

 

Step 1 Application for Master’s Admission

Complete and submit the application found here.

 

Step 2 Financial Aid and Payment Options

Apply for financial aid and/or make arrangements for payment. You will need to complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible. For assistance, call Concordia University’s financial aid help-line at 708-209-3347. CUC’s School Code is 001666.

Step 3 Official Transcripts & Documents

Arrange for all official, sealed academic transcripts from institutions where degrees were earned to be sent to Concordia University Chicago. For transcript review questions, contact the Program Coordinator directly at (708) 888.2031. Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia-approved international credentialing service, such as WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).

Please email official electronic transcripts to:
Grad.Admission@CUChicago.edu

Please mail transcripts to:

Concordia University Chicago
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services
Addison Hall, Office 158
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

Step 4 Objective Statement 

The Objective Statement should briefly explain your background and why you want to pursue your program. The statement should be no longer than 1 page. Please email your objective statement to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.edu or fax to (708) 777-4773.

Step 5 Letters of Recommendation

Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be completed and returned to Concordia University Chicago. The letters may be written by anyone who can speak to your likelihood of success in your program, excluding immediate family members. Please email letters of recommendation to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.edu or fax to (708) 777-4773.

DOCTORAL DEGREE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s Degree in Health Science, Exercise Science, or related field with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on 4.0 Scale
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Millers Analogy Test (MAT), there is no minimum score requirement; however, the score is evaluated by the program coordinator during the application process. GRE or MAT must be taken within the past three years.  The GRE requirement is currently waived due to COVID-19. 
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from former/current professors or employers.
  • Letter of application, including state of career goals and research interests.
  • Writing sample.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
  • Transcripts from each institution attended.

Steps to Apply

Step 1 Application for Doctoral Admission

Complete and submit the application found here.

 

Step 2 Financial Aid and Payment Options

Apply for financial aid and/or make arrangements for payment. You will need to complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible. For assistance, call Concordia University’s financial aid help-line at 708-209-3347. CUC’s School Code is 001666.

Step 3 Official Transcripts & Documents

Arrange for all official, sealed academic transcripts from institutions where degrees were earned to be sent to Concordia University Chicago. For transcript review questions, contact the Program Coordinator directly at (708) 888.2031. Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia-approved international credentialing service, such as WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).

Please email official electronic transcripts to:
Grad.Admission@CUChicago.edu

Please mail transcripts to:

Concordia University Chicago
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services
Addison Hall, Office 158
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

Step 4 Objective Statement

The Objective Statement should briefly explain your background and why you want to pursue your program. The statement should be no longer than one page. Please email your objective statement to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.eduor fax to (708) 777-4773.

Step 5 Letters of Recommendation

Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be completed and returned to Concordia University Chicago. The letters may be written by anyone who can speak to your likelihood of success in your program, excluding immediate family members. Please email letters of recommendation to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.eduor fax to (708) 777-4773.

Step 6 Writing Sample

Please submit a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to write in a scholarly manner at a level typical of graduate work. A paper from your Master’s program would be most appropriate. This sample should approach, but not exceed, five pages in length. Please email writing sample to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.eduor fax to (708) 777-4773.

Step 7 Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Please submit a current resume/curriculum vitae to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.eduor fax to (708) 777-4773.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent non-U.S. Degree
  • To be considered for Full Admission at Concordia University, candidates in the MS Applied Exercise Science program will present a cumulative grade point average above 2.85 or will have earned a master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • To be considered for Provisional Admission to the program, candidates will present credentials that generally satisfy full admission requirements, but need to satisfy additional admission requirements such as special program prerequisites
  • Note: All admission requirements must be satisfied by the end of the candidate’s first enrolled semester in the program. Provisional Admission is only available to U.S. residents and citizens
  • For students to be considered for Probationary Admission, one or more of the following special conditions may exist: 1) a cumulative GPA between 2.25 and 2.84 (on a 4.0 scale); 2) holding a master’s degree with a cumulative GPA below 3.0; 3) credentials/documents that raise cause for reservation of admission. Students admitted on probationary status must earn a 3.0 GPA in graduate course work within their first semester of enrollment to continue in the program

Steps to Apply

Step 1 Application for Master’s Admission

Complete and submit the application found here.

 

Step 2 Financial Aid and Payment Options

Apply for financial aid and/or make arrangements for payment. You will need to complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible. For assistance, call Concordia University’s financial aid help-line at 708-209-3347. CUC’s School Code is 001666.

Step 3 Official Transcripts & Documents

Arrange for all official, sealed academic transcripts from institutions where degrees were earned to be sent to Concordia University Chicago. For transcript review questions, contact the Program Coordinator directly at (708) 888.2031. Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia-approved international credentialing service, such as WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).

Please email official electronic transcripts to:
Grad.Admission@CUChicago.edu

Please mail transcripts to:

Concordia University Chicago
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services
Addison Hall, Office 158
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

Step 4 Objective Statement

The Objective Statement should briefly explain your background and why you want to pursue your program. The statement should be no longer than one page. Please email your objective statement to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.edu or fax to (708) 777-4773.

Step 5 Letters of Recommendation

Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be completed and returned to Concordia University Chicago. The letters may be written by anyone who can speak to your likelihood of success in your program, excluding immediate family members. Please email letters of recommendation to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.edu or fax to (708) 777-4773.

If you are an international student, please complete the following additional steps.
*Note: I-20s are not issued for students pursuing fully online programs.

Step 1 English as a Second Language

TOEFL Scores: Please submit TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based) or 72 (internet) minimum requirement on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or successful completion of Level 112 at an English Language School (ELS) unless English is the native language, and an unqualified recommendation from an ELS program director is provided. (International students who have earned an advanced degree from an accredited institution in the United States do not need to submit TOEFL scores.)

Step 2 Foreign Transcript Evaluation

Foreign Transcript Evaluation: Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by one of the two Concordia-approved international credentialing services, WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators). Students should request a “Course-by-Course” evaluation and have it sent to:

Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services
Addison Hall, Office 158
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

Bachelor’s Degree Admission Requirements

Steps to Apply

Step 1 Apply Online For Free

Submit the application found here.

SUBMIT A FREE APPLICATION

Step 2 Submit Documentation

Send us the following documentation:

  • All official college transcripts; you must have GPA of 2.0 or above on most recent transcript
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • For military personnel, a DD214 or documentation of civil service

Send these materials either by email or mail:

Concordia University Chicago
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services
Addison Hall, Office 158
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305-1499
E-mail: kines@cuchicago.edu
Fax: (708) 777-4773
Tel: (708) 888-2031

Step 3 Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid. You will need to complete the FAFSA online at studentaid.gov. CUC’s School Code is 001666.
Concordia University’s financial aid help-line: 708-209-3347

Step 4 Register For Classes

Once you have received your admission, an admission advisor will contact you about registration.

Step 5 Make Payment Arrangments

Contact Business Services at (708) 209-3232 for payment options.

MASTER’S DEGREE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent non-U.S. Degree
  • A cumulative grade point average above 2.85 or a master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Provisional Admission can be granted to those who generally meet requirements, but need to meet additional requirements. All admission requirements must be satisfied by the end of the candidate’s first enrolled semester in the program. Provisional Admission is only available to U.S. residents and citizens
  • Students can be considered for Probationary Admission with:
    • A cumulative GPA between 2.25 and 2.84 (on a 4.0 scale)
    • A master’s degree with a cumulative GPA below 3.0
    • Credentials/documents that raise cause for reservation of admission.

Students admitted on probationary status must earn a 3.0 GPA in graduate course work within their first semester

Steps to Apply

Step 1 Application for Master’s Admission

Complete the application found here.

 

Step 2 Financial Aid and Payment Options

Apply for financial aid. You will need to complete the FAFSA online at studentaid.gov. CUC’s School Code is 001666.
Concordia University’s financial aid help-line: 708-209-3347

Step 3 Official Transcripts & Documents

Arrange for all official, sealed academic transcripts to be sent to Concordia University Chicago. For transcript review questions, contact the Program Coordinator directly at (708) 888.2031. Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia-approved international credentialing service, such as WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).

Email official electronic transcripts to:
Grad.Admission@CUChicago.edu

Mail transcripts to:

Concordia University Chicago
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services
Addison Hall, Office 158
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

Step 4 Objective Statement

Briefly explain your background and why you want to pursue your program. The statement should be no longer than 1 page. Email your objective statement to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.edu or fax to (708) 777-4773.

Step 5 Letters of Recommendation

Submit two letters of recommendation. Email letters of recommendation to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.edu or fax to (708) 777-4773.

DOCTORAL DEGREE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s Degree in Health Science, Exercise Science, or related field with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on 4.0 Scale
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Millers Analogy Test (MAT), there is no minimum score requirement; however, the score is evaluated by the program coordinator. GRE or MAT must be taken within the past three years.  The GRE requirement is currently waived due to COVID-19. 
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from former/current professors or employers.
  • Letter of application, including state of career goals and research interests.
  • Writing sample.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
  • Transcripts from each institution attended.

Steps to Apply

Step 1 Application for Doctoral Admission

Complete the application found here.

 

Step 2 Financial Aid and Payment Options

Apply for financial aid. You will need to complete the FAFSA online at studentaid.gov. CUC’s School Code is 001666.
Concordia University’s financial aid help-line: 708-209-3347

Step 3 Official Transcripts & Documents

Arrange for all official, sealed academic transcripts to be sent to Concordia University Chicago. For transcript review questions, contact the Program Coordinator directly at (708) 888.2031. Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia-approved international credentialing service, such as WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).

Email official electronic transcripts to:
Grad.Admission@CUChicago.edu

Mail transcripts to:

Concordia University Chicago
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services
Addison Hall, Office 158
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

Step 4 Objective Statement

The Objective Statement should briefly explain your background and why you want to pursue your program. The statement should be no longer than one page. Please email your objective statement to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.edu or fax to (708) 777-4773.

Step 5 Letters of Recommendation

Submit two letters of recommendation to Concordia University Chicago.  Please email letters of recommendation to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.edu or fax to (708) 777-4773.

Step 6 Writing Sample

Submit a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to write in a scholarly manner. A paper from your Master’s program would be most appropriate. This sample should approach, but not exceed, five pages in length. Please email writing sample to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.edu or fax to (708) 777-4773.

Step 7 Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Please submit a current resume/curriculum vitae to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.edu or fax to (708) 777-4773.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent non-U.S. Degree
  • A cumulative grade point average above 2.85 or a master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Provisional Admission can be granted to those who generally meet requirements, but need to meet additional requirements. All admission requirements must be satisfied by the end of the candidate’s first enrolled semester in the program. Provisional Admission is only available to U.S. residents and citizens
  • Students can be considered for Probationary Admission with:
    • A cumulative GPA between 2.25 and 2.84 (on a 4.0 scale)
    • A master’s degree with a cumulative GPA below 3.0
    • Credentials/documents that raise cause for reservation of admission.

Students admitted on probationary status must earn a 3.0 GPA in graduate course work within their first semester

Steps to Apply

Step 1 Application for Master’s Admission

Complete the application found here.

Step 2 Financial Aid and Payment Options

Apply for financial aid. You will need to complete the FAFSA online at studentaid.gov. CUC’s School Code is 001666.
Concordia University’s financial aid help-line: 708-209-3347

Step 3 Official Transcripts & Documents

Arrange for all official, sealed academic transcripts to be sent to Concordia University Chicago. For transcript review questions, contact the Program Coordinator directly at (708) 888.2031. Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia-approved international credentialing service, such as WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).

Please email official electronic transcripts to:
Grad.Admission@CUChicago.edu

Please mail transcripts to:

Concordia University Chicago
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services
Addison Hall, Office 158
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

Step 4 Objective Statement

The Objective Statement should briefly explain your background and why you want to pursue your program. The statement should be no longer than one page. Please email your objective statement to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.edu or fax to (708) 777-4773.

Step 5 Letters of Recommendation

Submit two letters of recommendation to Concordia University Chicago. Please email letters of recommendation to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.edu or fax to (708) 777-4773.

If you are an international student, please complete the following additional steps.
*Note: I-20s are not issued for students pursuing fully online programs.

Step 1 English as a Second Language

TOEFL Scores: Please submit TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based) or 72 (internet) minimum requirement on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or successful completion of Level 112 at an English Language School (ELS) unless English is the native language, and an unqualified recommendation from an ELS program director is provided. (International students who have earned an advanced degree from an accredited institution in the United States do not need to submit TOEFL scores.)

Step 2 Foreign Transcript Evaluation

Foreign Transcript Evaluation: Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by one of the two Concordia-approved international credentialing services, WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators). Students should request a “Course-by-Course” evaluation and have it sent to:

Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services
Addison Hall, Office 158
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

Bachelor’s Degree Admission Requirements

Steps to Apply

Step 1 Apply Online For Free

Application for Undergraduate Admission Complete and submit the application found here.

Step 2 Submit Documentation

Send us the following documentation to complete your application file:

  • All official college transcripts
  • Must have GPA of 2.0 or above on most recent transcript
  • If less than 15 college credits, then proof of high school diploma or equivalent
  • For military personnel, a DD214 or documentation of civil service

Send these materials either by email or mail, either separately or together, to:

Concordia University Chicago
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services
Addison Hall, Office 158
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305-1499
E-mail: kines@cuchicago.edu
Fax: (708) 777-4773
Tel: (708) 888-2031

Step 3 Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid and/or make arrangements for payment. You will need to complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible. For assistance, call Concordia University’s financial aid help-line at 708-209-3347. CUC’s School Code is 001666.

Step 4 Register For Classes

Once you have received your admission to the program, an admission advisor will contact you about registration.

Step 5 Make Payment Arrangments

Contact Business Services at (708) 209-3232 for payment options.

MASTER’S DEGREE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent non-U.S. Degree
  • To be considered for Full Admission at Concordia University, candidates in the MS Applied Exercise Science program will present a cumulative grade point average above 2.85 or will have earned a master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • To be considered for Provisional Admission to the program, candidates will present credentials that generally satisfy full admission requirements, but need to satisfy additional admission requirements such as special program prerequisites
  • Note: All admission requirements must be satisfied by the end of the candidate’s first enrolled semester in the program. Provisional Admission is only available to U.S. residents and citizens
  • For students to be considered for Probationary Admission, one or more of the following special conditions may exist: 1) a cumulative GPA between 2.25 and 2.84 (on a 4.0 scale); 2) holding a master’s degree with a cumulative GPA below 3.0; 3) credentials/documents that raise cause for reservation of admission. Students admitted on probationary status must earn a 3.0 GPA in graduate course work within their first semester of enrollment to continue in the program

Steps to Apply

 

Step 1 Application for Master’s Admission

Complete and submit the application found here.

 

Step 2 Financial Aid and Payment Options

Apply for financial aid and/or make arrangements for payment. You will need to complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible. For assistance, call Concordia University’s financial aid help-line at 708-209-3347. CUC’s School Code is 001666.

Step 3 Official Transcripts & Documents

Arrange for all official, sealed academic transcripts from institutions where degrees were earned to be sent to Concordia University Chicago. For transcript review questions, contact the Program Coordinator directly at (708) 888.2031. Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia-approved international credentialing service, such as WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).

Please email official electronic transcripts to:
Grad.Admission@CUChicago.edu

Please mail transcripts to:

Concordia University Chicago
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services
Addison Hall, Office 158
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

Step 4 Objective Statement 

The Objective Statement should briefly explain your background and why you want to pursue your program. The statement should be no longer than 1 page. Please email your objective statement to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.edu or fax to (708) 777-4773.

Step 5 Letters of Recommendation

Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be completed and returned to Concordia University Chicago. The letters may be written by anyone who can speak to your likelihood of success in your program, excluding immediate family members. Please email letters of recommendation to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.edu or fax to (708) 777-4773.

DOCTORAL DEGREE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s Degree in Health Science, Exercise Science, or related field with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on 4.0 Scale
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Millers Analogy Test (MAT), there is no minimum score requirement; however, the score is evaluated by the program coordinator during the application process. GRE or MAT must be taken within the past three years.  The GRE requirement is currently waived due to COVID-19. 
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from former/current professors or employers.
  • Letter of application, including state of career goals and research interests.
  • Writing sample.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
  • Transcripts from each institution attended.

Steps to Apply

Step 1 Application for Doctoral Admission

Complete and submit the application found here.

 

Step 2 Financial Aid and Payment Options

Apply for financial aid and/or make arrangements for payment. You will need to complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible. For assistance, call Concordia University’s financial aid help-line at 708-209-3347. CUC’s School Code is 001666.

Step 3 Official Transcripts & Documents

Arrange for all official, sealed academic transcripts from institutions where degrees were earned to be sent to Concordia University Chicago. For transcript review questions, contact the Program Coordinator directly at (708) 888.2031. Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia-approved international credentialing service, such as WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).

Please email official electronic transcripts to:
Grad.Admission@CUChicago.edu

Please mail transcripts to:

Concordia University Chicago
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services
Addison Hall, Office 158
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

Step 4 Objective Statement

The Objective Statement should briefly explain your background and why you want to pursue your program. The statement should be no longer than one page. Please email your objective statement to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.eduor fax to (708) 777-4773.

Step 5 Letters of Recommendation

Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be completed and returned to Concordia University Chicago. The letters may be written by anyone who can speak to your likelihood of success in your program, excluding immediate family members. Please email letters of recommendation to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.eduor fax to (708) 777-4773.

Step 6 Writing Sample

Please submit a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to write in a scholarly manner at a level typical of graduate work. A paper from your Master’s program would be most appropriate. This sample should approach, but not exceed, five pages in length. Please email writing sample to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.eduor fax to (708) 777-4773.

Step 7 Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Please submit a current resume/curriculum vitae to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.eduor fax to (708) 777-4773.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent non-U.S. Degree
  • To be considered for Full Admission at Concordia University, candidates in the MS Applied Exercise Science program will present a cumulative grade point average above 2.85 or will have earned a master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • To be considered for Provisional Admission to the program, candidates will present credentials that generally satisfy full admission requirements, but need to satisfy additional admission requirements such as special program prerequisites
  • Note: All admission requirements must be satisfied by the end of the candidate’s first enrolled semester in the program. Provisional Admission is only available to U.S. residents and citizens
  • For students to be considered for Probationary Admission, one or more of the following special conditions may exist: 1) a cumulative GPA between 2.25 and 2.84 (on a 4.0 scale); 2) holding a master’s degree with a cumulative GPA below 3.0; 3) credentials/documents that raise cause for reservation of admission. Students admitted on probationary status must earn a 3.0 GPA in graduate course work within their first semester of enrollment to continue in the program

Steps to Apply

Step 1 Application for Master’s Admission

Complete and submit the application found here.

 

Step 2 Financial Aid and Payment Options

Apply for financial aid and/or make arrangements for payment. You will need to complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible. For assistance, call Concordia University’s financial aid help-line at 708-209-3347. CUC’s School Code is 001666.

Step 3 Official Transcripts & Documents

Arrange for all official, sealed academic transcripts from institutions where degrees were earned to be sent to Concordia University Chicago. For transcript review questions, contact the Program Coordinator directly at (708) 888.2031. Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia-approved international credentialing service, such as WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).

Please email official electronic transcripts to:
Grad.Admission@CUChicago.edu

Please mail transcripts to:

Concordia University Chicago
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services
Addison Hall, Office 158
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

Step 4 Objective Statement

The Objective Statement should briefly explain your background and why you want to pursue your program. The statement should be no longer than one page. Please email your objective statement to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.edu or fax to (708) 777-4773.

Step 5 Letters of Recommendation

Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be completed and returned to Concordia University Chicago. The letters may be written by anyone who can speak to your likelihood of success in your program, excluding immediate family members. Please email letters of recommendation to exsci.admissions@cuchicago.edu or fax to (708) 777-4773.

If you are an international student, please complete the following additional steps.
*Note: I-20s are not issued for students pursuing fully online programs.

Step 1 English as a Second Language

TOEFL Scores: Please submit TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based) or 72 (internet) minimum requirement on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or successful completion of Level 112 at an English Language School (ELS) unless English is the native language, and an unqualified recommendation from an ELS program director is provided. (International students who have earned an advanced degree from an accredited institution in the United States do not need to submit TOEFL scores.)

Step 2 Foreign Transcript Evaluation

Foreign Transcript Evaluation: Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by one of the two Concordia-approved international credentialing services, WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators). Students should request a “Course-by-Course” evaluation and have it sent to:

Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services
Addison Hall, Office 158
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

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