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Check the requirements

Follow the steps below to prepare your application to Concordia:

1. Check minimum admission requirements

The minimum admission requirements depend on your academic background:

Or, the minimum admission requirements could depend on your situation:

2. Check program-specific requirements

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.

Check our English language proficiency requirements.

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 upload a copy of 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. This test date should not be more than three weeks from the original deadline given to you.

4. Gather supporting documents

You can always upload documents after your application has been submitted.

All applicants must include the following documents:

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 Credential Solutions, Digitary, eScript-safe, MyCreds, MyeQuals, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, and Scoir, 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).

Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC): If you also applied to an Ontario university, you have an OUAC number and the OUAC will provide us with your high school transcripts.

  • Include a valid OUAC number for the current year in your web application
  • Winter term exception: OUAC does not send transcripts in the winter term. If you apply to Concordia for a winter term, please upload a copy of your transcript
  • If you didn’t apply through OUAC, please upload a copy of your transcript (front and back)

  • Upload copies of transcripts (front and back) from all previous educational institutions.
  • If you are currently enrolled in school:
    • Submit the results of previous terms and a list of your current courses
    • Include mid-year grades if they’re available 

  • 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 you’ve attended, indicating any courses in progress.
  • Please also upload transcripts from previous educational institutions.
    • If you attended CEGEP, include your permanent code on your application. If you did not attend CEGEP, please upload your high school transcripts.

How to send official transcripts (if we request them)

Send all official transcripts by one of the following methods:

By mail:

Concordia University
Undergraduate Admissions
Application Centre
P.O. Box 2900
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3G 2S2    

By courier:

Undergraduate Admissions (FB-900)
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd West
Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8

Contact phone number for courier:

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday:
9 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.

 For mature students only:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A birth certificate or other acceptable proof of age
  • School records and any documents which may indicate your ability to pursue university studies
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of intent

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