How is COVID-19 affecting Admissions?

We will be updating this page with questions and answers about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the Concordia Admissions process and events. For university updates please also check our COVID-19 news page here or email


Applications and admissions timing

Are you still accepting applications and how will this will this affect timing of admission notification?

Yes! Your admission counselors will still be working and is available to assist you through the application process.

Campus visits

If I can’t come to campus to visit, what are my other options?

You can explore campus through our Virtual Campus Tour at Additionally, we are more than happy to help you connect virtually to your admission counselor, faculty members and coaches via phone calls or video chats. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you throughout your college search process!

Will Summer Orientations Days be changed or cancelled?

Summer Orientation will be conducted virtually. Please contact your admission counselor to register.

Is campus safe? What protocols are CUAA following?

Concordia University is following all local, state and federal guidelines for campus safety.

International students

Is CUAA still processing international applications?

Yes! Applications are still being accepted and processed on a regular basis. We expect very minimal delays due to remote processing coordination. Each application is still being reviewed in an expedited fashion.

If I make the tuition deposit when can I expect my I-20?

Along with applications, I-20’s will continue to be processed on a regular basis. To expedite the process, ensure you have all submitted all of the required documentation (passport copy, official financial documents and affidavit of support (if needed), as well as the international student tuition deposit at:

What if visa interviews aren’t available in my country?

We anticipate the closure of embassies and consulates to remain temporarily, but we do not anticipate these services to be completely unavailable prior to the fall 2020 start. You are encouraged to monitor the U.S. State Department's travel website, where you can check updated wait times, as well as openings and closures. Ensure that you have paid your I-901 fee as soon as you receive your I-20 so you are eligible to schedule your visa interview as soon as possible upon reopening. You can pay that fee here.

What if visa interviews aren’t available prior to the fall 2020 start?

All accepted and deposited students who are unable to attend a visa interview in time to start in the fall will receive a deferred start date for spring 2021. Cases in which a deferral is required will receive a new I-20 with no additional charges.

I planned to take an IELTS or TOEFL exam, but the test dates are cancelled in my country. What can I do now?

We’re pleased to offer you the option to submit a Duolingo test result instead. You can check your options on the Duolingo website.

  • Minimum requirements for undergraduate applications is 90 duolingo
  • Minimum requirements for graduate applications is 100 duolingo
How can I connect with the International Center?

For admissions related questions please direct your inquiries via e-mail to:

For current student related questions please direct your inquiries via e-mail to: