Frequently Asked Questions1. What is Concordia known for?
Concordia is known for having some of the happiest college students.
We have a cohesive college community where you will be challenged to discover your calling, make a difference in the world and go farther, faster than you ever thought possible. It comes as no surprise with challenging academics, more than 100 clubs and an abundance of opportunities to make your mark.
2. Will I graduate in four years?
Of students who enroll in Concordia as freshmen and stay at Concordia throughout their college career, 90 percent complete their degree in four years.
You will have a peer and faculty support team throughout your four years to make sure you stay on track. After all, a four-year degree should only take four years!
3. Where do Concordia’s students come from?
The majority of Concordia’s students are from Minnesota and North Dakota. However, our students represent 34 states and 35 countries.
4. What else can you tell me about Concordia students?
- More than 2,600 students
- Sixty-two percent of students are female; 38 percent are male.
- Thirty-two percent are in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class.
- The average ACT score is 25.
5. What do I need to apply for admission?
See our admissions requirements.
7. Does Concordia accept Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, College Level Examination Program or Post-Secondary Education Options Program credits?
See our credit requirements for:
- certain Advanced Placement exams
- select International Baccalaureate exams
- College Level Examination Program exams
To see how PSEO credits will transfer to Concordia, check out our Transfer Notebook. You will need to send an official transcript from the college or university.
8. Do I have to be Lutheran to attend?
Absolutely not. Concordia’s student body is made up of people who represent 40 religions and denominations.
9. What classes will I take during my first semester?
You will take an Inquiry Seminar along with a written or oral communication course with your Orientation Club. Your advisor will help you select your other courses.
10. When do I register for classes?
You will register for classes during Summer Orientation in June. Summer orientation dates are June 6, 10, 12 and 14.
11. Where exactly is Fargo-Moorhead? What is there to do?
Fargo-Moorhead is comprised of two cities along the border of Minnesota and North Dakota – Moorhead, Minn., and Fargo, N.D., – with a collective population of more than 200,000. It is home to more than 350 restaurants, 25 movie screens and hundreds of places to shop.
12. I studied a foreign language in high school. How do I know which language class to take?
Concordia uses an online test for global language placement testing in French, German or Spanish. You can find the instructions online. For Norwegian, Chinese or Latin, contact the departments for placement testing information.
13. How do I audition for a music ensemble?
See the music ensemble audition page.
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