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2. Official College Transcript(s)
Official transcript from each institution attended, covering all collegiate-level work under-taken during your absence from Concordia. Good standing at each institution is required. Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the college in a sealed envelope or hand-carried to the Admissions Office:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Concordia University Irvine
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612
3. Official High School Transcript(s)
Official high school transcript (which indicates and verifies graduation) must be sent directly from the high school in a sealed envelope or hand-carried to the Admissions Office.
Note: CUI grants college credit for Advanced Placement test scores. Students may transfer in a maximum of 32 non-accredited credits by exam (AP, CLEP, DSST, IB, and/or military units).
- Cumulative college GPA of a 2.3 or higher
- Graduated from a high school or earned a GED
|Early Action II (Priority)
Note: Applications received after April 1 are reviewed on a rolling basis, and it is recommended that students apply well in advance. Once your application is complete, it usually takes two weeks to receive an admissions decision, depending upon the time of year.
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Preparing to Transfer
Concordia University Irvine welcomes transfer students who have earned approved academic units at an accredited postsecondary institution and a minimum college GPA of 2.3.
In addition to meeting admission requirements, transfer students are encouraged to complete as many General Education (GE) and major requirements as possible prior to transfer.
Concordia General Education Prior to Transfer
Although the CUI GE requirement does not have to be completed prior to transfer, CUI accepts the following in place of most of the CUI general education requirements:
- IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum)
- CSU (California State University General Education Breadth Requirements)
- A.D.T (Associate Degree for Transfer)
- A.A. (Associate of Arts) and A.S. (Associate of Science) degrees that meet the CSU General Education Breadth Requirements
- Oregon and Washington's Direct Transfer Associate degree (DTA); comparable transfer certifications from other states can be considered on a case by case basis
Note: The above certifications satisfy the General Education requirements at Concordia with the exception of the Enduring Questions & Ideas (Q&I) Core and Theology course requirements. All transfer students must take one general education course in theology for each year of attendance at Concordia. See Enduring Questions & Ideas (Q&I) Core requirements for transfer students.
Major Requirements Prior to Transfer
Although major specific courses are not required for admission to any major at Concordia, completing major requirements prior transfer may:
- Allow completion of prerequisite major courses
- Provide continuity with upper division courses in your major
- Shorten the time to earn a degree and/or provide time to explore other academic options
Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)
Students transferring from a California Community College with an ADT will be guaranteed a transfer pathway that ensures:
- At least 60 transferable semester units*
- Junior standing (with at least 60 transferable semester units)*
- Academic major preparation
- Timely progress toward degree completion
CUI accepts the following ADT's:
- Business Administration
- Communication Studies
- Elementary Teacher Education
- Studio Art
- Theatre Arts
- 128 semester units are required for graduation
- 32 semester units must be completed at CUI (18 of the last 24 units must be completed at CUI)
- 33 semester units of upper-division coursework are required for graduation of which 21 units must be completed at CUI
- 18 units in the student's major and 9 units in the minor must be completed at CUI
- Graduation Requirements
*A total of ninety-six (96) semester units are allowed for transfer students, of which a maximum of seventy (70) semester units may be transferred from a regionally accredited community college. Additionally, within the 96 and 70 semester units, only 32 non-accredited, credit by exam (AP, CLEP, DSST, IB), and/or military units may be transferred. Concordia will accept grades of C- or better towards Q&I general education or elective credit. Only grades of C or better may be applied towards a major, minor, or to fulfill program requirements for graduation. Courses with grades below a C- are not accepted in transfer.