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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.

STEPS TO APPLY

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Step 1: Apply
Please complete and submit the undergraduate online application.


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 Undergraduate 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
Now you’re ready to register for your first class. Visit this page for a quick guide to help you get started.


Step 5: Make Payment Arrangements
Contact Business Services at (708) 209-3232 for payment options.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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  • 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: Apply
Please complete and submit the graduate online application.


Step 2: Submit Official Transcripts and 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 3: 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 4: 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.


Step 5: Financial Aid
Now you’re ready to register for your first class. Visit this page for a quick guide to help you get started.


Step 6: Register for Classes
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 helpline at 708-209-3347. CUC’s School Code is 001666.


Step 7: Make Payment Arrangements
Contact Business Services at (708) 209-3232 for payment options.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Download our application checklist

  • 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: Apply
Please complete and submit the graduate online application.


Step 2: Submit Official Transcripts and 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 3: 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 </