Criteria for admission
Independent Students New to Concordia
Independent Students New to Concordia — If you wish to open a file as an undergraduate Independent student at Concordia, you must complete an Independent Student Application form online.
- Completed online form must include all relevant supporting immigration status documents. (see below)
- There is a $15 (subject to change) processing fee payable by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express).
You Must Provide…
The completed application form, along with the documents outlined below. These must be submitted at least five working days before you expect to register for classes. You be required to activate your NetName on the MyConcordia.ca portal in order to register for courses on the Web Registration System.
- Proof of being over 21 years of age
- As of May 15 for Summer Session
- As of September 15 for the Fall Session
- As of January 15 for Winter Session
- Proof of status in Canada
Acceptable documents are:
- Canadian Birth Certificate (if from Quebec: Birth Certificate issued by the Quebec Directeur de l'état civil with the mention "Certified" or "certifié conforme")
- Canadian Citizenship Card (both sides)
- Permanent Resident Card (both sides) or IMM 5292
- Driver’s licence
- Medicare card
- Quebec Baptismal Certificate
- Social Insurance Number card
Residing outside of Quebec
International independent student status is NOT intended for foreigners applying from abroad since this status may not enable them to obtain the required Study Permit and CAQ to study in Canada. Applications from International Students who are abroad when applying will be cancelled.
Residing in Quebec
International students residing in Quebec must be academically qualified for University entrance and therefore must have their documents assessed by an admissions counsellor. It may take up to ten working days to process the request once official documents have been received. International students may need to obtain a CAQ and Study Permit in order to study legally in Canada.
You Must Provide…
The application form along with the documents outlined below. These must be submitted at least ten working days before you expect to register for classes. You be required to activate your NetName on the MyConcordia.ca portal in order to register for courses on the Web Registration System.
- The appropriate certificates (diploma), graduation examination results and high school transcripts recognized as suitable qualifications for application (see General Admission Requirements). Applicants must submit official documents in the original language and a certified translation in English or French (if applicable).
- Proof of identity and immigration status – Passport and Convention refugee documents (if applicable).
Currently an International Independent Student
Current International Independent Students who require a renewal letter must submit a request by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Permanent Code Requirement from the Quebec Ministry of Education
If you are registered at Concordia University, you will require a permanent code, which is assigned by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES).
If you do not submit the required information you will be billed a Permanent Code surcharge.
Non-Quebec Residency Fees
The Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) requires Universities to collect an additional premium per credit from Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents who do not qualify as Quebec residents under MEES definitions.
If you are deemed a non-Quebec resident you will be required to pay the extra fees.