International Students

Concordia University Texas welcomes applications from international students. We look forward to having you join our vibrant student community in Austin, Texas. In general as an international student seeking admission to our undergraduate and graduate programs, you should apply with the Office of Admissions by June 1 for the Fall Semester, February 1 for the Summer Semester, or November 1 for the Spring Semester. We are excited that you would like to attend Concordia, and would like to give you more information about the application process below. 

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Am I an International Student?

An international student is an applicant who does not hold United States citizenship or lawful permanent residency and requires an F-1 visa to engage in academic studies in the United States. Please follow the International Students Application process outlined below.

 

A non-US citizen or non-permanent resident who would like to attend Concordia University Texas, but does not need an F1 Visa due to having another legal documents allowing them to live, work, and/or attend school in the US would follow the English Proficiency process outlined below.  

 

 

International Student Application Process

 

For an international student (non-US citizen, non-Permanent Residents) to be considered for admission, the following documents and data must be submitted to the Office of Admissions Processing:

 

  • Complete the International Student Application for Admission
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $50.00
  • An official transcript of all credits earned or attempted from each high school and/or college. If the student did not attend high school and/or college in the US, an official WES or AACRAO Foreign Education Credential Service evaluation of all secondary and/or post-secondary work completed outside of the United States. If applicants have completed the equivalent of a U.S. high school degree, they should submit the Basic Statement of Comparability Evaluation.  If applicants have completed college level work, they should submit a Course-by-Course Evaluation. For more information about these Evaluations, visit the AACRAO website.
  • Results of the SAT or ACT (only if the student has attended high school in the United States).
  • Results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Pearson Language Test, OR the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Written proof of financial support, including return travel for one school in year in the United States. This form is included in the International Student Application for Admission. More information can be found on the Proof of Financial Support Webpage.
  • Copy of passport

 

Admission Requirements for International Students

 

Upon completion of the above items, the student's application will be processed. Admission criteria include:

 

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 550(paper-based), 215(computer-based), or 80(Internet-based). The Pearson Language Test may be used as an alternative to the TOEFL and requires a minimum score of 64. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is another alternative and requires a minimum score of 5.5.
  • The US equivalent of a high school diploma with a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for students entering as first-time freshmen.
  • Satisfactory SAT or ACT scores as necessary.
  • The US equivalent of at least a 2.0 grade point average on all college work attempted for students who have attended any higher education institution in or outside the United States.

 

If the student qualifies for admission, a nonrefundable deposit of $275 must be made prior to registration for classes. Upon receipt of this deposit, the University will issue an I-20.  Concordia's I-20 Designated School Official (DSO) is Brandy Kilpatrick.  Please e-mail or call her at 512-313-4606 with any questions regarding the I-20.

 

The Admissions Office must receive all required admissions material by June 1 for the Fall Semester, February 1 for the Summer Semester,  and November 1 for the Spring Semester.

 

English Proficiency Policy

International applicants or undergraduate students that have a degree from a foreign institution are required to follow the English Proficiency Policy, regardless of level or citizenship. They must demonstrate English competency in one of the following ways:

  1. Citizenship in an English speaking country other than the United States [Australia, New Zealand, the British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, United Kingdom, Ireland, Antigua, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, St. Lucia, Wales, Bahamas, Barbados, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, the Fiji Islands, Sierre Leone, Gambia, Liberia, Switzerland, Holland and Canada, excluding French-speaking Quebec.
  2. Undergraduate applicants must have at least one year of successful education in the United States. Education must be at the high school level.
  3. Satisfactory scores on one of the following tests:

    1. TOEFL - Internet-Based (IBT): Cumlative score of 80 and a minimum score of 26 on the Speaking section
    2. Pearson’s Test of English: 64
    3. The International English Language Testing System: 5.5

Applicants who do not meet one of these standards of proficiency may appeal to the Enrollment Committee for consideration. These applicants may be asked to provide additional documentation. Please contact the campus DSO, Brandy Kilpatrick, should you have any questions: brandy.kilpatrick@Concordia.edu.  

 

An official transcript of all credits earned or attempted from each high school and/or college. If the student did not attend high school and/or college in the US, an official AACRAO Foreign Education Credential Service evaluations of all secondary and/or post-secondary work completed outside of the United States. If applicants have completed the equivalent of a U.S. high school degree, they should submit the Basic Statement of Comparability Evaluation.  If applicants have completed college level work, they should submit a Course-by-Course Evaluation. For more information about these Evaluations, visit the AACRAO website.

Emily Gonzales
Emily Gonzales
Sophomore, Pre-Nursing

I love that we are in such a convenient location. Lake Travis and downtown Austin are not that far from campus, so there is a little bit of everything to do.

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Emily Gonzales

Emily Gonzales


Sophomore, Pre-Nursing

My hometown is Sugar Land, TX.
The highlight of my time at CTX is definitely meeting new people. I was a little nervous about meeting my roommate, but after living with her for a couple weeks, we noticed that we are very similar. I love being part of a Christian university because it allows me to meet people that believe in the same religious beliefs as I do. I have met so many people that share the same values as I do and I don’t believe I would have had this chance at any other university.
I think CTX is unique because of the campus. I love that we are in such a convenient location. Lake Travis and downtown Austin are not that far from campus, so there is a little bit of everything to do. the interpersonal relationships that students form with professors. The faculty and staff genuinely care about you as a person.
The professor that impacted me the most is everyone! I can’t say that just one professor has impacted me the most. Each professor I have had has made such an impact on my life. Each one has taken time out to help me in class and outside of class as well. Each professor has made it their responsibility to make sure that I understand all the material taught in class. They all take the time out of their busy schedule to make sure that I succeed, and I feel very blessed to be apart of such a caring University.
My advice to incoming pre-nursing students is to take everything a semester at a time. I would say that if they look at all the courses they will have to take, there is a high chance they might overwhelm themselves. Plan out which courses they will take during each semester and then start from there. Study hard and give it your all!
The professors, faculty and my peers constantly remind me that God is always there for all of us. Being a part of Concordia helps me remind myself as well as others that we can be open about our faith and we should spread the word for our Lord and Savior. There is such a positive attitude shared all across campus and that helps me be positive and be a better person and a Christian Leader.

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