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International Transfer Admission

At Concord University a transfer student is anyone applying for admission who has attended a local, out –of-state, or international college or university after secondary school graduation.

Follow these simple steps to apply for international transfer admission to Concord University

Once Concord University receives all required application documents an admissions representative will review your file to determine your eligibility for admission. All admission decisions are sent via e-mail.

  • Complete an Online Application
    Apply Online
  • Submit Required Documents for Admission
    1. College or University Transcripts

      Send an official transcript in English to Concord University’s Office of Admissions. All documents must be in English or have a certified English translation.

      Students looking for university credit from previous courses taken from an international institution must submit an official evaluation from ECE (Education Credential Evaluators) or WES (World Education Services).

    2. Secondary School Transcripts

      Students who have completed less than one year of full time academic study will be required to submit official secondary school transcripts. All documents must be in English or have a certified English translation.

    3. Explanation of Educational Gaps

      For students who have large gaps in their educational history a personal statement detailing activities (work, volunteer, travel, etc) since last enrolled as a fulltime student will be required.

    4. Proof of English Language Proficiency

      Proficiency must be established in one of more of the following ways to gain admission into a degree seeking program:

      • A minimum TOEFL score of 60 (internet-based test)*
      • A minimum IELTS band 6.0 **
      • SAT Critical Reading score of 440 or higher and SAT Writing score of 390 of higher
      • ACT English score of 15 or higher and ACT Reading score of 18 or higher
      • College preparatory English curriculum (non-ESL) where English is the language of instruction for a minimum of 3 years
      • Successful completion of an Intensive English Program designed to prepare students for academic college-level instruction
        *CU’s institution code is: 5120
        **No institution code is needed

      If English language proficiency is not verified prior to enrollment at Concord University admissible students will be automatically placed into the on campus ESL program.

Students from English speaking countries will have the TOEFL or IELTS requirement waived. View the English speaking country list.

Documents Required to Obtain Form I-20

Most international students will be required to enter the United States with an F-1 student visa. In order to issue the Form I-20 you will need to submit a Confidential Statement of Financial Support and/or supporting bank documentation indicating sufficient funding to attend Concord University for at least one year.

Financial Statement

Typically a letter or statement from a bank that lists a specific amount of liquid assets will be enough to obtain a Form I-20. A financial statement should list a minimum balance of $26,844 USD minus any scholarships offered to a student. Financial information must be no older than 12 months. Only official original documents will be accepted.

Confidential Statement of Financial Support

This form is designed to standardize financial information provided by applicants and is an alternative to submitting a bank statement. By completing this form and returning it to Concord University, an applicant, if admitted, may obtain that college’s authorization and issuance of a Form I-20.
View the 2015-2016 Confidential Statement of Financial Support

Outline of Costs at Concord for One Year of Study

Tuition $14,118
Room & Board $7,818
Miscellaneous $4,908
Total $26,844

Please submit all original documents to:
Concord University
Office of Admission
P.O. Box 1000
Athens, WV 24712

For express mail use the following address:
Concord University
Office of Admission
1000 Vermillion
Athens, WV 24712

Last updated on Sep 3, 2015. Originally created on Dec 15, 2011. Report incorrect information.