Student Application Checklist

For Master's of Education Programs

Thank you for your interest in Concordia University's master’s degree programs.

To reserve your seat in a cohort we will need your application and $50 application fee. These items are found in Steps 1 & 2 and can be completed by clicking the button after each step.


Application for Graduate Admission

Complete and submit the cohort application by clicking the button.


Information Meeting

Attend an online information meeting to have your $50 application fee waived.

If you are unable to attend a scheduled meeting, please contact Holly Kains for additional options.

Once your seat has been reserved, 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 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 708-209-3113.

To inquire about the Pay-As-You-Go plan, please contact the Business Services Office at 708-209-3241.


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.

Official transcripts can be emailed directly from the institution to

Please mail transcripts to:
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305
Attn: Office of Graduate Admission and Enrollment Services #158

***Please note, once official transcripts are received by the Graduate Admission Office, they can take up to four weeks to reconcile and be added to your admission file.***

Transfer Credit Review Form: Complete this form only if you are requesting to transfer credit from graduate coursework into this program. This form must be completed and returned prior to beginning classes at CUC in order for your transcripts to be evaluated. Request must be submitted at least one week prior to the semester start date.


Objective Statement

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 your program requires a valid Illinois 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 program requires a valid Illinois Professional Educators License, and your license is from out of state, a valid and current Illinois Professional Educators License (PEL) must be submitted by no later than the second course in the program. If your program requires it, a valid IL PEL and completion of all requirements for admission will allow each student to remain in the program.


Graduate Registration Form

Complete the graduate cohort registration form by clicking the button.

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:


Counseling Questions

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.

MAT Elementary Program Additional Step:


Elementary MAT Pre-Requisite General Education Requirement Checklist

MAT Secondary Program Additional Step:


Secondary Concentration Coursework Evaluation

Please complete the Coursework Evaluation page for your desired concentration area, Biology, Social Sciences (History), Mathematics, Reading/Language Arts or Physical Education.

Program only available in Spring and Fall

Please email completed evaluation forms to Holly Kains,