International Transfer Admission

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

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.

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

Complete an Online Application

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 who have attend an international institution must submit an official evaluation from ECE (Education Credential Evaluators) or WES (World Education Services).  Without an evaluation an admission decision will not be rendered.

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

Students from English speaking countries will have the English proficiency requirement waived. View the English speaking country list.  

Proof of English proficiency must be established in one or more of the following ways in order to gain admission into a degree seeking program:

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 60 (internet-based test) - Code 5120
  • A minimum IELTS band 6.0
  • A minimum GTEC CBT score of 306
  • A minimum EIKEN score of 2A
  • A minimum iTEP score of 3.5
  • A minimum Duolingo English Test score of 52
  • SAT EWR score of 470 or higher (SAT taken after June 2016) or 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

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

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 $33,067 USD minus any scholarships offered to a student. Financial information must be no older than 6 months, prior to the start of school. 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.  Click here for the 2019-2020 Confidential Statement of Financial Support.  

Copy of current passport valid for at least 6 months prior to study

Outline of Costs at Concord for One Year of Study*

Tuition and Fees $18,186
Room and Board $9,728
Miscellaneous (Insurance, Transport, Books, etc.) $5,153
Total $33,067

*2019-2020 estimated costs

Please Submit All Of Your Documents To:

Concord University
Office of Admission
P.O. Box 1000
Athens, WV 24712