Master's Student Application Checklist
Please complete steps one and two to reserve your seat in the cohort:
Application for Graduate Admission
Complete and submit the cohort application by clicking the button.
Please click the button to submit your non-refundable $50 application fee.
Once your seat has been reserved, please follow the remaining steps to complete your admissions file:
Financial Aid & Payment Options
Apply for financial aid and/or make arrangements for payment. You will need to complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible. For assistance, call Concordia’s financial aid help-line at 708-209-3347.
To inquire about the Pay-As-You-Go plan, please contact the Business Services Office at 708-209-3237.
Arrange for all official, sealed academic transcripts from institutions where degrees were earned to be sent to Concordia University Chicago. For transcript review questions, contact the Office of Graduate Admission directly at 708-209-4093.
Please email official electronic transcripts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mail transcripts to:
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305
Attn: Office of Graduate Admission and Enrollment Services #158
Clicking the button will take you to a form where you can submit your objective statement. You can upload a document from Microsoft word. This statement should include information on your future educational goals and/or objectives and their relationship to pursuing graduate work at Concordia Chicago. This statement must be a minimum of 2 paragraphs.
Letters of Recommendation
Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be completed and returned to Concordia University. To get started, click the button and enter the information for each recommender. Concordia will email the form directly to the recommender on your behalf.
Professional Educators License
If you have a valid Professional Educators License, please upload a copy of your certificate or submit a copy to the Graduate Information Office by fax at 708-957-7618.
If your license is from out of state, a valid and current Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with an endorsement such as early childhood, elementary, secondary, special K-12, special preschool-age 21 or other Illinois approved endorsement must be submitted by no later than the second course in the program. A valid IL PEL and completion of all requirements for admission will allow each student to remain in the program.
Graduate Registration Form
You will receive this form from the Graduate Information Office approximately 4- 6 week prior to the program beginning.
Illinois Principal Preparation Program Additional Step:
Employment Verification Form
IL Principal Preparation Program Candidates – Clicking this button will take you to a required Employment Verification form to be completed by your principal or human resources. Your employment verification form must indicate 2 full years of teaching experience as a lead teacher. If you have not been employed at your current location for 2 full years, you will need to have your previous employer complete an additional form so that 2 full years of teaching experience are accounted for. Students enrolling in this program are required by the state of IL to have 2 verified years as a full-time teacher upon entering the program, and 4 verified years by program completion. This form can be completed online or printed and faxed to 708-957-7618
Counseling Additional Step:
In order to complete your admissions file for either the School Counseling Master’s program or the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program please complete the Counseling questionnaire. Each answer should be approximately one page in length.
Teacher Certification (MAT) Additional Steps:
Complete an on-campus essay. This essay is a required writing component for all candidates in the MAT program. Call 708-209-4093 to schedule your campus appointment today.
IL Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)
You must pass the IL Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) in order to be admitted into the program. Passing this required certification test is one component of the process for obtaining a Professional Educator's License in the state of Illinois. All testing information and dates can be found at the ICTS Website at www.icts.nesinc.com
MAT Elementary Program Additional Step:
Elementary MAT Pre-Requisite General Education Requirement Checklist