Follow these four steps to start your studies at Concordia.
- Step 1: Prepare your application
- Step 2: Application instructions
- Step 3: After you've applied
- Step 4: Received an Offer of Admission?
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
This guide will lead you through the online application process.
- 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.
We’d like to know a bit about your educational history. Choose one of the six categories that applies to you. If you are not currently enrolled in school, choose the option that best describes your most recent situation.
- a Cegep student in Quebec with a DEC or who will obtain a DEC
- a high school student (including these categories)
- an Ontario student with an OUAC number
- an Ontario student without an OUAC number
- attending high school in a Canadian province or territory other than Quebec or Ontario
- attending high school in the United States
- attending high school outside of Canada and the US
- a current or former student from another university or college
- a current or former Concordia student
- applying as a mature student
Provide your name, date of birth, first language, email address and other details. Please ensure that all information is accurate and matches all your official supporting documents. If you had to modify the spelling of your name when you created your Netname account, please correct your name here.
To answer the questions about languages if you are bilingual or multilingual, please choose the options that seem most appropriate to you. Your answers will not affect your application for admission in any way.
The email address you provide will be the one we use to communicate with you throughout the admissions process.
You may specify a mailing address different from your home address.
You can change your contact information at a later date through MyConcordia.ca.
MyConcordia is the university’s main site for students to carry out key tasks related to their academic life, like checking course schedules and paying tuition. For future students, it’s also the place where you can check on the status of your application for admission. You’ll be able to log into MyConcordia once you’ve submitted your application.
Select the academic program and the academic plan to which you’d like to apply. An Academic Program is the type of degree or certificate (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Engineering, etc.) you plan to pursue. An Academic Plan is the specific subject you want to focus on (Major in Art History, Specialization in Biophysics, etc.)
If you are not sure exactly which plan you would like to apply to, browse our A-Z program guide to consider all your options. Remember, if you leave your application open with no activity for more than 20 minutes, you will be automatically signed out to protect your privacy. Click the Save and Exit button if you need to leave your application.
Click Search by subject. Choose a subject from the drop-down menu and then click search by subject again to display your options.
Using your three choices
You may indicate up to three academic program and academic plan choices on your application. We strongly recommend that you use all three choices. Your first choice should be your most preferred program and plan. If you are not admitted to your first choice, we automatically consider you for your next choice. Do not choose more than one plan in the same subject—if you apply to the Honours or Specialization plan and are not qualified, you will automatically be considered for the Major plan in the same subject.
Adding a second plan
“Add a second plan” allows you to add a minor or a second major (if you’re planning on doing a double major). Click Add a second plan and then click the magnifying glass to select the plan.
You are not required to choose a second plan.
Some academic plans don’t permit you to take on a second academic plan, in which case you’ll see the note “no matching values are found.”
Co-operative Education (optional)
If you are interested in applying to the Institute for Co-operative Education, check off the Co-op box when choosing your program.
If you graduated from a high school outside of Quebec and plan to apply for Co-op, please contact the Institute directly as we normally only consider you for Co-op in your second year.
Create a list of all the academic institutions you have attended, including high school, college, and/or university.
Click Select School to begin. If you cannot find your school using the School Name Search, click Return and check “I could not find my specific school.”
Please include the time period when you studied there (approximate dates are acceptable), 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.
List your academic honours, distinctions and achievements, including International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement courses.
If you have any gaps in your educational history timeline, tell us about your activities and work history since you last attended school. You may also wish to attach your curriculum vitae/resumé later in the application.
Indicate any courses that you have registered in for the current semester (meaning they won’t yet appear on your transcript).
Please also indicate any courses you plan to complete before starting at Concordia, like summer courses.
Please ensure that you have PDF copies of your documents ready to upload.
You do not have to upload all the documents listed in the drop-down list, only the documents required to support your application.
File types that can be uploaded include:
- Adobe Acrobat Document (*.pdf)
- Image files (*.bmp, *.gif, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.tif)
- Microsoft Word Document (*.doc)
- Rich Text File (*.rtf)
- Text File (*.txt)
File size can be no larger than 5 MB per document.
You may also add documents after the application has been submitted through My Student Centre on MyConcordia.
You’re almost finished!
Release of Information: Privacy rules prevent us from talking to anyone but you about your application, unless you authorize a specific person in this section. Once you are admitted, this person will no longer have access to your file.
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. (Debit Visa and Debit MasterCard are currently not supported.)
If you do not have access to a valid credit card, you may request a PDF of the application form by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that a PDF application takes longer to process.
Once you click the “submit” button, you will receive a confirmation email with an attached PDF copy of your application. This email will include an eight-digit student ID number that you will use throughout your studies should you be accepted at Concordia.
If you didn’t get the confirmation email (and you can’t find it in your junk mail folder either), call us at 514-848-2424, extension 2668 or email email@example.com. We will send you your student ID number.
If you have any technical difficulties with your online application please contact the Instructional & Information Technology Services (IITS) service desk.
Application assessment period
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. See more details about the application assessment period.
If you apply for admission to a semester in the distant future (for example, 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 yet completed.
Check your application status online
You can keep tabs on your application status online. Log into MyConcordia.ca and go to My Student Centre.
Letters of acceptance
We communicate admission decisions with you by email or regular post – not over the phone. Please double check your email junk folder if you have not received any emails from Concordia.
To contact our admissions staff about questions regarding your application, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.