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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.

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

Step 1: Journalism Department Application: Deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2017

You must submit the following documents by email in a PDF format to the Department of Journalism.  Please email Admissions.Journalism@concordia.ca

  1. Summary Sheet which can be found on our website at http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/journalism/programs/undergraduate/how-to-apply.html.  Please fill it in and save in PDF format;
  2. If you are a student at Concordia University and are studying within a Bachelor of Arts then you must submit a Change of Concentration form which can be found on our website at http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/journalism/programs/undergraduate/how-to-apply.html;
  3. If you are a student at Concordia University and are not following a Bachelor of Arts program then you must also fill in a Degree Transfer form which can be found on Concordia’s admissions site.
  4. Letter of Intent – two pages, double-spaced.  Your letter should have your name on it and must  be saved in PDF format.  In the letter you should tell us a bit about who you are, why you want to study journalism and how studying in our program will help you to achieve your goals;
  5. A PDF copy of your transcript / record of study / bulletin
  6. a) For Quebec residents a PDF copy of your CEGEP transcript;

    b) For all other provinces / states / countries a PDF of your high school transcript;

    c) If you have already studied or are studying in a university then you must also include a PDF of that transcript;

    6. No portfolio is required, but you may submit one or two samples of published or broadcast journalism with your application.

     

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

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 exam that is less than two years old.  This must be submitted to the Journalism Department no later than March 15, 2017.  For more information please go to: 

http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/journalism/programs/undergraduate/how-to-apply.html

CANADIAN AND AMERICAN APPLICANTS:

Applicants with 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.

All applicants must write the English Grammar Skills test 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.

To book your English test and Current Events Quiz please e-mail Admissions.Journalism@concordia.ca between February 1 and March 1 to register for one of the test dates below:

·        Friday, March 3, 2017 – 15:00 to 17:30

·        Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 10:00 to 12:30

·        Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 13:30 to 16:00

·        Sunday, March 5, 2017 – 10:00 to 12:30

·        Friday, March 10, 2017 – 15:00 to 17:30

·        Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 10:00 to 12:30

·        Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 13:30 to 16:00

·        Sunday, March 12, 2017 – 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.

If for some reason you are not in Canada during the month of March (and thus unavailable to write the Department's English test) then you must submit results from a TOEFL or IELTS test no later than March 15th.

Applicants outside the Montreal area who live 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.

All applicants must write the English Grammar Skills test 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.

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 takes about 2.5 hours to complete and 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 a note of consent on school letterhead from your test supervisor and a test fee of $50 CDN, payable by credit card, paid to the order of Concordia University.  The credit card form can be found at http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/journalism/programs/undergraduate/how-to-apply.html.

Send test request to:

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

The test supervisor's note of consent must be written on official school letterhead and 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.

Tests must be returned no later than March 15, 2017. When scheduling the test, please consider the time deliver time and the return of test materials.

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. 

Once we have received the note of consent and the test fee, we will send the test to the test supervisor by courier.

Write the test in accordance with the instructions provided.

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.

Have test sent back to Concordia University no later than March 15, 2017.

Please note that we do not accept SAT’s nor do English levels replace our requirement.

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) then you must submit results from a TOEFL or IELTS test no later than March 15, 2017.

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