Follow these three steps to start your studies at Concordia.
Follow the steps below to prepare an application to Concordia. Once you’ve decided which program you want to apply to and have reviewed all admission requirements, including language proficiency and international requirements, you are ready to move onto the next step.
Minimum admission requirements to Concordia depend on what type of student you are:
- Quebec Cegep students and students from all other parts of Canada
- International students (students from outside Canada)
- Mature students
- Transfer students
Most programs have specific admissions requirements. It’s your responsibility to address extra requirements with the department to which you are applying.
- Browse the A-Z program list and learn more about program-specific requirements. You will find information about letters of intent, portfolios, interviews, auditions and specific deadline dates.
To complete your application to Concordia, you need to submit all necessary supporting documents. Supporting documents may include:
- Language proficiency documents
- Additional program-specific documents
- Proof of status in Canada
- Documents for Mature Student Entry
Visit the required documents page to double check these categories so you don’t miss anything.
To apply for admission you need to log in to Connect2Concordia.ca. This how-to guide will lead you through the online application process. Please note:
- You may save your application at any point, allowing you to partially complete the process (if necessary) and return to it later.
- Be sure to have a valid credit card ready (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) for the application fee and a valid email address for correspondence.
After you log into Connect2Concordia.ca, look for the Apply Now link to get started by providing the following information:
- Specify what type of application you are creating. Choose undergraduate.
- Indicate what category of applicant you are (Cegep student, high school student from outside the province of Quebec, international student, etc.)
Provide your name, date of birth, first language, email address and other details. Please ensure that all information is accurate and coincides with all your official supporting documents. The email address you provide here will be the one we use to communicate with you throughout the admissions process.
Select a concentration
Concentrations (e.g., major, specialization, honours) allow you to pursue your program at different levels of academic intensity and for different purposes. Please note:
- In some cases, you can combine concentrations (e.g., an honours, specialization, or major may be combined with a minor. In some circumstances, a double major is possible).
- You may also choose a minor, though minors can be added later in your studies.
Choose a program
You may indicate up to three program choices on your application. Your first choice should be your preferred program. We do not consider you for subsequent programs unless you are refused admission to your first choice. If you do not meet requirements for honours or specialization concentrations, we automatically consider you for the major of that program.
Colleges, Schools and Institutes (optional)
In this section you also have the option of specifying if you wish to apply to one of Concordia’s specialized colleges, schools or institutes.
Co-operative Education (optional)
If you are interested in applying to the Institute for Co-operative Education, you must check off the co-op box when choosing your program on the application form.
If you graduated from a high school outside of Quebec and plan to apply to co-op, please contact the Institute directly as we normally only consider you for co-op in your second year.
You should list your previous academic institutions, including high school, college, or university. Please include the time period when you studied there, and the degree or level that you have completed. Your acceptance, placement level or registration may be affected if you don’t disclose your entire secondary and post-secondary academic history.
If you are an Ontario student, please tell us if you are applying through the OUAC system.
Indicate any courses you are currently enrolled in and which ones you intend to complete. While this information will be included on the transcripts being sent to the university, it is important that it also be included on your application.
Not everyone is required to attach documents to their application. Please verify with us if anything extra is needed. If you need to submit documents or transcripts, we encourage you to attach them now as it speeds up your application time. You may also add documents after the application has been submitted through the Application Centre in the MyConcordia Portal.
Some undergraduate programs require additional documents that you should mail directly to the department. It’s your responsibility to verify if your program has additional requirements.
On the Finalize page of the application there are three items to consider:
- Release of Information: If you would like a parent, guardian, or guidance counsellor to inquire about the status of your application, you may authorize a release of information. Authorized people can inquire if documents have arrived or if there is anything outstanding on your application. Once you are admitted, this person no longer has access to your file.
- Information Source: We ask you who or what prompted you to consider applying to Concordia.
- Application Fee: To finalize your application, you need to agree to our terms and conditions, and pay a non-refundable application fee by credit card – Visa, MasterCard or American Express. If you do not have access to a valid credit card, you may request a PDF of the application form via your personal mailbox within Connect2.Concordia.ca. Please note that the PDF application takes longer to process.
Once you submit your online application, you will receive a confirmation email that prompts you to create a username and password for the MyConcordia Portal. This email will include a seven digit student ID number that you will use throughout your studies at Concordia.
If you did not receive a confirmation email, check your junk mail folder. If it’s not there either, call at 514-848-2424, extension 2668 or use the My Mailbox feature of Connect2Concordia.ca to request your student ID number.
If you have any technical difficulties with your online application please contact the Instructional & Information Technology Services (IITS) service desk.
You can send all official documents in support of your online application to one of the following locations:
Birks Student Service Centre
Hours of operation
Monday to Wednesday: 10 a.m -7 p.m.
Once you've applied, you may check the status of your application while you wait for a letter of acceptance.
When your application is complete and you’ve added all supporting documents to your file, we start to consider your application. You will receive a response anywhere from 48 hours for Cegep students to eight weeks or more for international students. Because the admissions process varies for each student and program, we cannot give specific dates for a decision.
If you apply for admission to a semester in the distant future (i.e. to start a year from the time you apply), we will defer our decision until we receive the grades for any courses that you have not completed yet.
Check your application status online
You can keep tabs on your application status online through MyConcordia portal.
- Visit the MyConcordia portal
- Find the tab Application Center in the left-hand column. You can verify your status and see what documents the university has received.
Letters of acceptance
We communicate all admission decisions with you by email and regular post – not over the phone. Please double check your email junk folder if you have not received any emails from Concordia. Once you’ve received your letter of acceptance, you should visit our new students' site and prepare for first year.
Please use the My Mailbox feature of Connect2Concordia.ca to contact our admissions staff about questions regarding your application.