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Undergraduate application instructions


This guide will lead you through the online application process.

Please note:

  • You may save your application at any point, allowing you to partially complete the process (if necessary) and return to it later. 
  • Be sure to have a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diners Club, or UATP) ready for the application fee ($100 CAD) and a valid email address for correspondence.

1. Start your application


2. Level of study

Specify your level of study. Choose undergraduate.


3. Applicant category

We’d like to know a bit about your educational history. Choose one of the six categories that applies to you. If you are not currently enrolled in school, choose the option that best describes your most recent situation.

You are:

  • a Cegep student in Quebec with a DEC or who will obtain a DEC
  • a high school student (including these categories)
    • an Ontario student with an OUAC number
    • an Ontario student without an OUAC number
    • attending high school in a Canadian province or territory other than Quebec or Ontario
    • attending high school in the United States
    • attending high school outside of Canada and the US
  • a current or former student from another university or college
  • a current or former Concordia student
  • homeschooled
  • applying as a mature student

4. Term

Select the term you wish to apply to (Fall or Winter) and the year.


5. Biographical information

Provide your name, date of birth, first language, email address and other details. Please ensure that all information is accurate and matches all your official supporting documents. If you had to modify the spelling of your name when you created your Netname account, please correct your name here.

To answer the questions about languages if you are bilingual or multilingual, please choose the options that seem most appropriate to you. Your answers will not affect your application for admission in any way.

The email address you provide will be the one we use to communicate with you throughout the admissions process.


6. Contact information

You may specify a mailing address different from your home address.

You can change your contact information at a later date through MyConcordia.ca.

MyConcordia is the university’s main site for students to carry out key tasks related to their academic life, like checking course schedules and paying tuition. For future students, it’s also the place where you can check on the status of your application for admission. You’ll be able to log into MyConcordia once you’ve submitted your application.


7. Academic programs and academic plans

Select the academic program and the academic plan to which you’d like to apply. An Academic Program is the type of degree or certificate (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Engineering, etc.) you plan to pursue. An Academic Plan is the specific subject you want to focus on (Major in Art History, Specialization in Biophysics, etc.)

If you are not sure exactly which plan you would like to apply to, browse our A-Z program guide to consider all your options. Remember, if you leave your application open with no activity for more than 20 minutes, you will be automatically signed out to protect your privacy. Click the Save and Exit button if you need to leave your application.

First choice

Click Search by subject. Choose a subject from the drop-down menu and then click search by subject again to display your options.

Using your three choices

You may indicate up to three academic program and academic plan choices on your application. We strongly recommend that you use all three choices. Your first choice should be your most preferred program and plan. If you are not admitted to your first choice, we automatically consider you for your next choice. Do not choose more than one plan in the same subject—if you apply to the Honours or Specialization plan and are not qualified, you will automatically be considered for the Major plan in the same subject.

Adding a second plan

“Add a second plan” allows you to add a minor or a second major (if you’re planning on doing a double major). Click Add a second plan and then click the magnifying glass to select the plan.

You are not required to choose a second plan.  

Some academic plans don’t permit you to take on a second academic plan, in which case you’ll see the note “no matching values are found.”

Co-operative Education (optional)

If you are interested in applying to the Institute for Co-operative Education, check off the Co-op box when choosing your program.


8. Academic history

Create a list of all the academic institutions you have attended, including high school, college, and/or university.

Click Select School to begin. If you cannot find your school using the School Name Search, click Return and check “I could not find my specific school.”

Please include the time period when you studied there (approximate dates are acceptable), and the degree or level that you have completed. Your acceptance, placement level or registration may be affected if you don’t disclose your entire secondary and post-secondary academic history.


9. Distinctions, honours and additional information

List your academic honours, distinctions and achievements, including International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement courses.

If you have any gaps in your educational history timeline, tell us about your activities and work history since you last attended school. You may also wish to attach your curriculum vitae/resumé later in the application.


10. Attach documents

Please ensure that you have electronic copies of your documents ready to upload. You do not have to upload all the documents listed in the drop-down list, only the documents required to support your application.

File types that can be uploaded include:

  • Adobe Acrobat Document (*.pdf)
  • Image files (*.bmp, *.gif, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.tif)
  • Microsoft Word Document (*.doc, *.docx)
  • Rich Text File (*.rtf)
  • Text File (*.txt)

File size can be no larger than 5 MB per document.

You may also add documents after the application has been submitted through the My Student Centre on MyConcordia. If your application has not yet been submitted, you can add documents via the Application for Admission link in the MyConcordia portal.


After the application has been submitted

Documents and “To Do List”

To see what documents we require for your submitted application, go to MyConcordia.ca. Under My Student Centre, check the “To Do List" on the right hand side. Once you submit a required document, we will review your file again and remove that item from your “To Do List”.

Please note that it may take up to 10 working days to update your file.

To see a list of what documents we’ve already received, under the To-Do list, click on the link “List of Documents Received.” The list of documents will be displayed as soon as they are uploaded. Fine Arts portfolios will not appear on the list.


11. Finalize your application

You’re almost finished!

Release of Information

Privacy rules prevent us from talking to anyone but you about your application, unless you authorize a specific person in this section. Once you are admitted, this person will no longer have access to your file.

Application Fee

To finalize your application, you need to agree to our terms and conditions, and pay a non-refundable application fee ($100 CAD) by credit card. Please note: we accept the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diners Club, and UATP.

Confirmation email & Student ID number

Once you click the “submit” button, you will receive a confirmation email with an attached PDF copy of your application within 24 hours. This email will include an eight-digit student ID number that you will use throughout your studies should you be accepted at Concordia.

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