General admissions requirements: Two appropriate A-level exams with a minimum average grade of C or one A-level exam plus two AS level exams or four AS-level exams or IGCSE exams plus one year of full-time academic post-secondary studies at an accredited institution.
For detailed admissions requirements for your program of interest, please consult our A-Z program list.
Arts and Science
All BA, BEd and BSc programs (except select Math programs listed below)
BA and BEd programs General admission requirements as stated above. Consideration range: Average C to B
BSc programs Two A-level subjects: math, physics, chemistry, biology.
Consideration range: Average C to B
B or higher may be required for competitive programs.
BA/BSc in Actuarial Mathematics, Actuarial Mathematics/Finance, and Mathematical and Computational Finance
General admission requirements as stated above.
BFA Computational Arts with Computer Applications:
A-level math with grade of C.
Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
BEng in Building, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial Engineering
Average grade of C to B with C to B in A-level math and physics.
B or higher may be required for competitive programs.
Average grade of C to B with C to B in A-level math.
BEng in Mechanical Engineering
BEng in Software Engineering and BCompSc*
*Physics is not required for Computer Science programs, except for Computer Systems option.
BEng in Aerospace and Propulsion, Aerospace Structures and Materials, Avionics and Aerospace Systems
We treat each home-school case on its own merits. Home-schooled applicants should submit all supporting application documents, e.g. SAT and AP test scores and transcripts, of any academic institution attended. In some cases, an interview(s) with a university official may be required.
You must also include a:
Description of the home-schooling curriculum program followed and measures of academic acquisition in the program
Letter of intent explaining on which basis admission is sought and a letter from the home-educator detailing how the home-school program has prepared the applicant for university studies
Letter of recommendation from an impartial source indicating the applicant’s readiness for university-level study
Transfer applicants from colleges and universities
If you’re interested in transferring to Concordia from another accredited university, we will consider your transfer application on the basis of both your university studies and your previous studies. The minimum grade for admission is a C however this varies. For the admission averages for your program of interest, please consult our A-Z program list.
The number of credits awarded depends on the character, quality and quantity of the work completed. A minimum of 45 credits, and in some cases 60 credits, must be taken at Concordia University to complete your degree.
Academic credit may be awarded for university-level courses that are equivalent to Concordia courses and appropriate to the program you are applying to. An evaluation of transfer credits will be made once you have received an Offer of Admission, paid the confirmation fee and have provided all the necessary documents, including official transcripts. You must submit your request for transfer credits within one year of starting your degree program.
Evaluation of transfer credit
Your Offer of Admission may have included general transfer credits. You can request specific course credit for courses equivalent to Concordia courses. These may not all apply towards your program requirements.
Please consult the instructions by on how to prepare and submit your transfer credit requests. These instructions differ depending on the Faculty or School in which your program is housed.
Determine if you must include proof of English proficiency with your application.
Meet Concordia students from the United States
North Bethesda, Maryland
Pursuing a BA in English Literature and Professional Writing
Especially with everything going on in the world, American students need to see life with a different lens. I’m able to look at what makes America America, from an international space — and get other perspectives I’d never looked at before.
When I first visited campus, I felt the students showed exactly what Concordia offers: a very diverse, open-minded, open-hearted space.
Los Angeles, California
Pursuing a BComm in Finance
I wanted to experience leaving home for school and I wanted to go international — and have the chance to speak French. To me, Montreal was a no-brainer.
I picked Concordia because it has an excellent business school. John Molson has that very professional environment, yet everyone is so friendly. All my classes are only 30 to 50 students, which is really nice, because you don’t hesitate to ask questions. It’s a great environment to be in.
Irmo, South Carolina
BSc (Honours) in Chemistry, 2017 Pursuing a PhD in Chemistry
A friend of mine was doing her undergrad project as part of the Lanthanide Research Group and I became interested after hearing about her work. I began working at the lab in my third year of undergrad, first as a research assistant and then to do my honours project. I loved the research so much that I wanted to stay for a grad degree!
Concordia feels more like a family than just a school. Everyone is so helpful and kind and that’s what made me want to stay here for grad school.
Highland Mills, New York
Master of Business Administration, 2017 Stingers quarterback
Montreal is a gateway to culture, ideas and opportunity. Gaining entry into Concordia’s highly ranked business school was the icing on the cake.
I helped launch a crowdfunding campaign for a startup in District 3 (D3), and have continued to develop my own business ideas. Along the way, I have had the pleasure to work with some fantastic mentors.
About 10 % of our
international students are from
the United States.
Concordia alumni in the
United States,with 8 chapters
across the nation.
Permission to live and study in Canada
If you’re not already a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you can apply for your study visas as soon as you have an offer of admission from the university. Concordia’s International Students Office can help you every step of the way.