Use your student ID number to monitor the status of your application.
Look for a confirmation email
Check for a confirmation email, which you should receive within 24 hours of applying. The email includes your eight-digit student ID number. Add @concordia.ca to your safe sender list — and check your junk mail folder! If you don't get a confirmation email, call us at 514-848-2424, ext. 2668 or send us an email.
About your student ID number
Make note of your student ID number. You’ll use it throughout your studies at Concordia. Make sure you don’t share your student ID number publicly since it’s a key that unlocks services and functions at the University and is meant for you only.
Waiting for a decision on your application
In terms of when to expect an admissions decision, there are a number of factors that can affect the timing: whether you applied by the official deadline and whether your application was complete when you submitted it.
Follow up on additional requirements
If your program has additional requirements such as an audition, a portfolio, an interview, etc., a committee will review your submission only after the official application deadline.
Keep an eye on your Student Centre, where you can find updates on your admissions status, see your To Do list and review your uploaded documents.
Getting acquainted with the Student Centre
Go to your Student Centre. You'll see updates on your application for admission under My Applications.
Check your To Do List
Pay special attention to your To Do List in your Student Centre, where you'll see the documents required in order to evaluate your application. These may appear as To Do items even though you submitted them when you applied. The list will be updated once we’ve reviewed your application, which may take up to 10 working days.
Verify your uploads
To double-check that you successfully uploaded your documents, click on List of Documents Received. Keep in mind that Fine Arts portfolios won't appear on this list.
Getting admissions requests
If our admissions officers need more information, we’ll send you a request by email. The information requested will also appear as an item on your To Do List. You can upload the requested documents in your Student Centre.
Check your application status
Any updates to your application status will appear in your Student Centre. We’ll also email you once we’ve made an admissions decision.
You have a number of options for financing your education that include scholarships, teaching and research assistantships, and tuition fees exemptions. Start exploring these funding opportunities now.
Concordia will automatically consider all applicants for entrance scholarships through the individual faculty or department’s graduate admissions office, meaning there’s no need for a separate scholarship application.
Special entrance award
If you have already secured a full external scholarship at the time of application from one of the provincial and federal granting agencies or recognized foundations, Concordia will top up your scholarship with the special entrance award.
Prep for strong award application
If you are preparing to apply for a federal or provincial award, then attend a GradProSkills workshop to help you build a strong application.
Government student aid
Concordia participates in all Canadian government student financial aid programs (also known as student loans) as well as the United States Federal Student Aid program. Apply to the financial aid program in effect where you currently live. Apply early to receive your funds on time.
Work part-time while studying
The Work-Study program is a great way to acquire valuable job skills, build your résumé and get involved in the Concordia community. Eligible students can work on campus up to 20 hours a week (to a maximum of 200 hours per term).
Job opportunities to consider
You can also look into other job opportunities on campus, like becoming a tour guide, solving IT problems or scorekeeping at sports games.