Transfer Student FAQs
1. What is Concordia known for?
- At Concordia, you'll find challenging academics, dedicated professors, a diverse student body, Lutheran tradition and a strong sense of community.
- With 61 majors to choose from, one-on-one research opportunities with faculty and a nationally recognized study abroad program, Concordia is committed to preparing students to make a meaningful impact in our global society.
- Our five largest departments are business, communication, biology, psychology and education.
2. How do I apply?
- First, apply online There is no application fee.
- Second, request OFFICIAL transcripts from each of post-secondary institutions you have attended to be sent to: Concordia College Admissions 901 8th St S, Moorhead, MN 56562. (If you are in your first semester of post-secondary collegiate work, please request your High school transcript and ACT or SAT test scores.)
- Finally, contact those people you listed on the application as References so they know to expect a recommendation form from Concordia.
2. Will my credits transfer?
- Concordia reviews transfer students’ course credits on a course-by-course basis. Most credits will transfer from accredited insitututions.
- The transfer notebook will show you how classes have transferred in the past.
- Once you are accepted for admission, the Registrar's Office will complete an official Transcript Review.
- Our transfer coordinator will then help you determine how classes you are currently taking, or have taken, will fit into Concordia’s CORE curriculum and Major Requirements.
3. I am at a Community College, what classes should I take this semester that transfer to Concordia?
- Use the Transfer Guides to choose classes at your Community College that have historically transferred very well to Concordia.
5. Is Concordia affordable for me?
- Greater than 95 percent of Concordia students receive financial aid and find Concordia one of the most affordable private colleges in Minnesota.
- Many scholarships are available for you as a Transfer Student. Academic transfer student scholarships based on your college GPA. Simply apply for admission, no separate scholarship application is needed.
6. Do I need to re-apply for student loans if I already have them?
- Yes. Loans are not transferable between colleges, so you need to cancel the loans at your current school and reapply at Concordia.
7. Where exactly is Fargo-Moorhead? What is there for me to do?
Fargo-Moorhead, one of the hottest young boomtowns in America, is about a 250-mile drive along Interstate 94 from the Twin Cities. Located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota, Fargo-Moorhead is home to more than 23,000 college students and knows all about fun - with more than 250 restaurants, hundreds of brand-name retail stores, 31 movie screens, concerts by the biggest names in music and minor league professional sports teams.
8. How will I get to know other students?
- All Concordia incoming transfer students participate in Orientation prior to the start of classes each fall. You'll be part of a transfer student Orientation Club with other transfer students for these days of fun activities designed to help you meet new people and adjust to campus life.
9. What are the options for campus living?
- Living on campus will help you quickly become part of the college community, making it easier to meet new people and get involved in campus activities and events. For this reason, First-year and Sophomore Concordia students are required to reside on campus for two years unless they live in the immediate area with their parents.
- Juniors and Seniors also have great options for apartment-style living on campus, yet others choose to live off-campus. It's a great way to get used to living on your own - juggling the responsibilities of budgeting your housing, food and utility expenses, and relating to a landlord. Moorhead-Fargo has many options, here are a few handy search tools for apartment-hunting padmapper.com apartmentlist.com