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How to apply

The application deadline for the Undergraduate Program is March 1.

Follow the instructions below carefully, only complete applications are considered.

Note: There are various steps to the application process. Please choose the profile that best describes your situation as an applicant from the list below. Give yourself plenty of time to complete the steps involved in applying to the Department.

It is the responsibility of the applicants to verify the Journalism Departments website for updated information at concordia.ca/artsci/journalism/programs/undergraduate/how-to-apply.html

Required Documents for your application to the Journalism Department in two steps.

STAGE 1

For Fall 2018 you must submit your application online to Concordia University and submit supporting material for applications must be submitted online. Upload your Journalism Dossier as one PDF file using the Upload Document feature in the Student Centre in the MyConcordia portal.

Complete applications must be received by March 1 at 11:59pm E.S.T.

The Journalism Dossier must include the following, with the exception of the portfolio, which is optional:

1. Letter of Intent A letter, approximately two pages in length, typed, double-spaced, in which the applicant writes about

  1. Who you are and why you want to study journalism
  2. How studying in our program will help you achieve your goals.

2. Transcripts: Please submit the following, depending on your situation:

  • For Quebec residents a copy of your CEGEP transcript
  • For all other provinces/states/countries a copy of your high school transcript
  • If you have already studied or are studying in a university then you must also include a copy of that transcript

3. Portfolio (optional): No portfolio is required, but you may submit one or two samples of published or broadcast journalism with your application. If you are submitting links to examples of your work, please make sure the links are working within the PDF.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU COMPLETE STAGE 2 OF THE APPLICATION.

STAGE 2: Journalism Department English Test and Current Events Quiz requirement:

All applicants must meet the English Test requirement regardless of mother tongue or language of education in High School/CEGEP/University.  If this requirement is not met, your file will not be considered for admissions to the department.

Please look at the four options below (A to D) and choose the one that best represents your situation.

Option A: Applicants within the Montreal region:

All applicants within the Montreal region must make an appointment to write the English Grammar Skills test and the Current Events quiz.  The Current Events Quiz is based on major events that took place in the previous year.  Please allow 2.5 hours.

To book your English test and Current Events Quiz please email admissions.journalism@concordia.ca between February 1 and March 2 to register for one of the test dates below:

  • Friday, March 9, 2018 – 15:00 to 17:30
  • Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 10:00 to 12:30
  • Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 13:30 to 16:00
  • Sunday, March 11, 2018 – 10:00 to 12:30
  • Friday, March 16, 2018 – 15:00 to 17:30
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018 – 10:00 to 12:30
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018 – 13:30 to 16:00
  • Sunday, March 18, 2018 – 10:00 to 12:30

A confirmation will be sent out by e-mail 48-72 hours before you write your test.  This confirmation will provide the date, time and location of the test.  

  • Bring with you a money order for $25 CDN, made out to Concordia University.
  • Cash, personal cheques and credit cards will not be accepted.
  • Upon arrival at the test site, you must present a valid picture ID (Medicare card, student ID or driver's license). If you do not have the appropriate test fee and picture ID, you will not be permitted to write the test.
  • Anyone who arrives late will be asked to contact admissions.journalism@concordia.ca to register for a new test date.

Option B: Canadian and American applicants outside the Montreal area who WILL be living within Canada or the United States during the months of February and/or March:  

All applicants must write the English Grammar Skills test and the Current Events quiz.  The Current Events Quiz is based on major events that took place in the previous year.  Please allow 2.5 hours.

Find a teacher or guidance counselor who is willing to act as a test supervisor and who is willing to be in the room with you when you write your test. (Note: The test has timed sections and each section must be individually timed. The test supervisor must be present in the room with you to start and stop each section.)

All requests for tests to be sent out must be received no later than Friday, March 3, 2017. Send test request to:

Sandra Cochrane
c/o Department of Journalism
Concordia University
7141 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H4B 1R6

Requests must consist of:

1. A letter of consent on school letterhead from your test supervisor. The letter must include:

  • the test supervisor's name;
  • the test supervisor's title;
  • the name, address (no post office boxes) and phone number of the school;
  • the fax number and e-mail address;
  • your name, and;
  • the approximate date when the test will be written.

2. A test fee of $50 CDN, payable by credit card, paid to the order of Concordia University.  

Tests must be returned and received by the Journalism Department no later than March 16, 2018. When scheduling the test, please consider the delivery time deliver and the return of test materials.

Please also note the following:

  1. The fee covers the cost of test materials, administrative costs and the courier charges to mail the test from Montreal to the test site. The test fee does not cover the cost of return by courier, which you must pay yourself.  If you make the arrangements for this test to be sent and change your mind about writing it, the test envelope must remain sealed and returned to us by the test supervisor.  The only time you are handling this test is when you are writing it.
  2. Once we have received the note of consent and the test fee, we will send the test to the test supervisor by courier.
  3. Write the test in accordance with the instructions provided.
  4. Have the test supervisor return the test materials to us, according to the instructions provided. The materials must be returned by courier or priority post (for prompt delivery and to ensure security). Remember, you are responsible for the cost of returning the test materials to Concordia University.
  5. Make sure the test is sent back and received by the Department of Journalism at Concordia University no later than March 16, 2018.
  6. Once the test has been sent to the test supervisor, not matter the reason the test must be returned to the Journalism Department.
  7. Please note that we do not accept SAT’s nor do English levels replace our requirement.

Option C: Canadian and American applicants outside the Montreal area who WILL NOT be living within Canada or the United States during the months of February and/or March:    

If for some reason, you are not in Canada or the United States during the month of March (and thus unavailable to write the Department's English test) you must submit results from a TOEFL or IELTS test no later than March 16th, 2018.

Option D: Applicants outside of Canada and the United States:

If you are applying from outside Canada or the United States you must provide a copy of the results from a TOEFL or IELTS exam that is less than two years old.  This must be submitted to the Journalism Department no later than March 16, 2018.

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