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Applicants will receive a response anywhere from 48 hours for Cegep students to eight weeks or more for international students. Because the admissions process varies for each student and program, we cannot give specific dates for a decision. See more details about the application assessment period. The best thing for your student to do is to keep checking back at MyConcordia.ca for an update on the status of their application.
Concordia University strives to keep class sizes small and manageable, allowing students to create lasting relationships with their professors, as well as get the full advantages offered to them by having direct access to their instructors. Approximately two thirds of our first-year undergraduate courses have fewer than 60 students.
At Concordia, there are many resources available to assist students if they are having trouble with their academics. Professors and teaching assistants have office hours, and academic advising is available through each individual Faculty.
We also offer a variety of academic services, such as tutoring, mentoring and skills workshops and personal support through our Student Success Centre.
We offer personal counselling and support through Counselling and Psychological Services.
Concordia is committed to providing an environment that is safe and secure, allowing students to study, work and live in a safe, supportive and respectful environment. We do this by offering educational opportunities such as seminars and workshops, being prepared to handle emergencies and providing information to students. We also actively patrol the buildings on both campuses.
Students can sign up for emergency alerts by downloading the Alertus app to their mobile phone. Concordia uses this app to alert people about emergency situations on or around the campus. Other methods of communication include Facebook and Twitter.
Students, faculty, and staff with a valid Concordia ID card can take advantage of a free, 20-minute shuttle bus service between campuses. Our shuttle buses run on a regular schedule, approximately every 20 to 25 minutes.
Or, for avid cyclists, the city’s De Maisonneuve bike path connects our two campuses for an easy ride.
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) maintains an extensive network of bus routes and underground metro stations throughout the city that is reliable and easy to use. In addition, the STM offers a reduced-fare monthly bus/metro pass (the OPUS card) for students.
For more information on the OPUS card, including restrictions, fees and travel fare details, please consult the STM website.
Each of our campuses has a dedicated Health Services clinic. For more information on the health services and medical insurance coverage available to the student in your family, visit our Health Services website. For information on the Concordia Health Insurance Plan for International Students, please visit our International Students Office.
During university, a student’s first job is schoolwork — and that can be a full-time job in itself. We recommend that students allow for an extra two to three hours of school work and studying for each hour spent in class. This means that a full-time student will be busy with 45 to 60 hours of school work per week.
However, many students are able to balance a part-time job during their studies, and we offer many opportunities right here, on campus. There are also many paid positions listed on the Concordia University Off-Campus Housing and Job Bank, or HoJo, as we like to call it.
Student records are available to the student, and to authorized University staff and faculty only. Students may obtain a copy of their record through the Concordia student portal, MyConcordia.ca. They may also obtain a physical copy ($5 fee) from the Birks Student Service Centre during normal operating hours, or by written request.
Tuition receipts and access to student account balances are only available to students via the MyConcordia student portal.
We offer several online tools to assist students with the payment of tuition and fees; however, we encourage parents and guardians to remind students to verify their account balance, and to make note of payment deadlines.