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Tony Arbogast
Graduate Information Office

Thank you for your interest in our Cohort Master's Programs.

To reserve your seat in a cohort we will need your application, registration form and $50 application fee. These items are found in Steps 1-3 and can be completed by clicking the gray button after each step.


Concordia University strictly limits enrollment in each program and accepts reservations on a first-come, first-served basis

Additional Forms & Resources


Download Full Student Information Packet

Please complete steps one through three to reserve your seat in the cohort:

Step 1: Application for Graduate Admission

Complete and submit the cohort application by clicking the button to the right.

Application Form

Step 2: Graduate Registration Form

Complete the graduate cohort registration form by clicking the button to the right.

Registration Form

Step 3: Application Fee

Please click the button on the right to submit your non-refundable $50 application fee. This button will take you directly to Concordia’s secure online payment form.

Application Fee

Once your seat has been reserved, please follow the remaining steps to complete your admissions file:

Step 4: Financial Aid and Payment Options

Apply for financial aid and/or make arrangements for payment. You will need to complete the FAFSA online at 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.

Financial Aid

Step 5: Official Transcripts

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:

Please mail transcripts to:
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305
Attn: Office of Graduate Admission and Enrollment Services

Transcript Request

Step 6: Objective Statement

Clicking the button to the right 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.

Objective Statement

Step 7: Letters of Recommendation

Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be completed and returned to Concordia University. To get started, click the button to the right and enter the information for each recommender. Concordia will email the form directly to the recommender on your behalf.

Letters of Recommendation

Step 8: 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.

Professional Educators License

Illinois Principal Preparation Program Students Only: Complete step 9 below.

Step 9: 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. 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

Employment Verification

Additional Steps

Required for School Counseling and MAT students only:

» School Counseling Steps

» Teacher Certification Steps