You may need to submit additional forms, documents, portfolio, test scores, with your application, or secure a supervisor before you apply. Be sure to review the additional requirements specific to your program.
The earlier you submit all required documents, the sooner Concordia can begin processing your application. During peak seasons, it may take several weeks to include hard copies of your documents to your file.
3. Check language requirements
Determine if you must include proof of English proficiency with your application.
During the application process, you will be asked to submit electronic copies of your supporting documents (including unofficial transcripts and test scores). Submit each document only once. If Concordia requires you to mail official documents, we will notify you. You can always upload documents after your application has been submitted.
Documents you may need to include:
Transcripts and Certificates
Please upload unofficial copies of transcripts, from all previous educational institutions, when you apply to Concordia because it speeds up the review of your application.
If you are currently enrolled in school:
Submit the results of previous terms and a list of your current courses
Include mid-year grades if they're available
Uploaded transcripts, however, are not official transcripts. Official transcripts are documents sent directly from an institution to our Admissions Application Centre. Unless otherwise specified, we request official transcripts only once you are admitted.
Where to mail official transcripts (if we request them):
If you studied at institutions in Canada or the United States you can submit official transcripts in a sealed envelope.
If you studied outside of Canada or the United States, you must arrange to have your school mail an official transcript.
In both cases, you must send transcriptsdirectly to the Graduate Admission Application Centre.
P.O. Box 2002, Station H
Montreal QC H3G 2V4
Birks Student Service Centre
Room LB-185, J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal QC H3G 2V8
For admission purposes, letters of reference are valid for one academic year only. After this time, candidates who wish to make a future application, will be required to submit updated letters of reference.
Most departments require three letters of reference. A suitable referee is an individual who is well-acquainted with your education and abilities. Referees should be academic in nature where possible. Professional referees will be accepted in situations where the applicant’s experience is most relevant. You will need to supply the names of your referees in the online application.
Each letter of reference and accompanying Academic Assessment form must be sent in a signed, sealed envelope (signed across the flap of the envelope).
You can ask your referees to send them directly to the address in the form.
Referees from a North American institution may send their official letter of reference directly to the Graduate Program Assistant in the prospective student’s department. In order for the letters of reference to be considered official, referees must ensure that the letters of reference are emailed directly from their personal university email address.
A detailed document describing your background, academic and/or professional experience (including publications, awards and relevant employment) and career goals (generally no more than 600 words, however there are exceptions). Some programs have more specific requirements, so please double check your program’s requirements before submitting.
In some cases, admission to a thesis program may require that you find a thesis supervisor in order to be accepted. Please visit the program department page and explore.concordia.ca to find research conducted and identify key people who work in those areas across the university.