Some programs require you to provide additional documents specific to the department to which you are applying. It is your responsibility to verify if your program has additional requirements (e.g., letters of intent, portfolios, interviews, auditions and specific deadlines).
3. Check language requirements
Determine if you must include proof of English proficiency with your application.
Your deadline to submit proof of English proficiency
Please keep in mind that we cannot move forward with your file until we receive your English proficiency test scores. If we are missing your test scores, we will send you a letter requesting the scores.
Normally, you will have three weeks to submit your results from that point. If you are unable to meet that deadline, but you are scheduled to take an English proficiency test, please upload a copy of your scheduled or planned test date.
Please note that we will not consider any applications missing English proficiency test scores after July 31 for Fall (September) entry and December 1 for Winter (January) entry.
Please upload unofficial copies of transcripts (front and back)* when you apply to Concordia because it speeds up the review of your application.
*Unofficial copies of your transcript should include or display:
your full name
your date of birth
name of the school
the years you attended
courses with grades
the school's grading scale
Transcripts you upload, however, are not official transcripts. Unless otherwise specified, we request official transcripts only once you are admitted.
Official transcripts are documents sent directly by the issuing body to our Admissions Application Centre. The issuing body could be your school or another organization, like International Baccalaureate (depending on your situation). We also accept official transcripts electronically via Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse, if applicable.
The University reserves the right to request official documents at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any Offer of Admission made if discrepancies between unofficial and official documents are found.
If you include your permanent code on your application, you do not need to provide a copy of your Cegep transcript. Your permanent code allows us to obtain your official transcripts from the Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec (CREPUQ).
Upload a copy of your transcripts (front and back) from all previous educational institutions
If you’re currently enrolled in school:
Submit the results of previous terms and a list of current courses you are currently registered in
Include mid-year grades if they’re available
All transcripts should be in the original language
Translation requirement: If your official transcript is in neither English nor French, submit a copy translated into English or French by a certified translator. Notarial certificates are not accepted.
Upload a copy of your transcripts (front and back) from any post-secondary institutions, indicating any courses in progress.
If you have not completed a full year of university or college studies at the time of application, you should also upload transcripts from previous educational institutions.
How to send official transcripts (if we request them)
Send all official transcripts by one of the following methods:
P.O. Box 2900
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Birks Student Service Centre
Room LB-185, J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec H3G 2V8
Contact phone number for courier:
Hours of operation
Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sealed envelope method
If the institution you attended is located in North America, you may use the sealed envelope method to submit an official transcript. Request that the institution place an official transcript in a sealed envelope.
The envelope must bear:
the name and address of the school
the institutional logo
a stamp or other notice indicating that it contains official transcripts
If you submit the envelope unopened, the transcript will be considered official.
We accept official transcripts via Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse. Please note that you and your school need to be signed up with these service providers to make use of this option for submitting transcripts.
Every Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada applying to Concordia — except for Cegep applicants — must provide their proof of status in Canada. If you do not provide this proof of status, you will be charged international tuition fees.
To prove Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status, submit a clear photocopy of one of the following documents: