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Application deadlines

Check deadlines and academic year timetable

Timing is a key element to consider when you apply to Concordia. Specifically, you should keep three things in mind:

  1. Application deadlines
  2. Academic timetable
  3. Program availability

Official application deadlines

Deadlines for additional program requirements

Many programs have departmental requirements that you must satisfy in addition to Concordia’s minimum admission requirements. Additional requirements might include:

  • portfolios 
  • auditions 
  • interviews 
  • letters of intent

You must make arrangements to submit these additional requirements with the department you apply to. Please consult the specific program page for more information on these requirements.

When can I expect a decision?

There are a number of factors which influence when you will receive a decision.

  • Receiving your application and required supporting documents by the application deadline
  • Where you last went to school
  • Whether your program has additional requirements such as: audition, portfolio, interview, etc.

Applicants from
Fall admission
Winter admission
Cegep Mid-February to May Mid-October to December
Canadian High Schools February to May October to December
International High School students in the United States
February to April September to Mid-November
International High School students outside of the United States February to May September to Mid-November
University Transfer students March to June September to December
Other March to June September to December

Remember that we cannot make a decision on your application until we have received all of the required supporting documents. The timelines listed above are based on applications and supporting material received by the deadline.

You can check your “To-Do” list and your application status online by logging into and going to My Student Centre.

Once you submit a required document, we will review your file again and remove that item from your “To Do List” in your Student Centre. Please note that it may take up to 15 working days to update your file. Please do not upload a document more than once.

Academic year timetable

The academic year is based on three sessions: summer, fall, and winter.

  • The academic year begins with the summer term, however, you cannot enter an undergraduate programs during the summer term 
  • September (fall term) is the regular point of entry for most undergraduate programs 
  • Certain programs accept students in January (winter term), based on availability
Term Dates
Summer May – August
Fall September – December (15 weeks)
Winter January – April (15 weeks)

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