How is COVID-19 affecting Admissions?

We will be updating this page with questions and answers about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the Concordia Admissions process and events. For university updates please also check our COVID-19 news page here https://www.cuw.edu/coronavirus

 

Undergraduate students

When can I schedule a visit to campus?

For the safety of our campus community and guests we have cancelled all visits and events through April 24th. We will continue to monitor our spring visit schedule to accommodate as many visitors as possible. We would recommend that families look to schedule visits no earlier than May 1st. Check your email for communication regarding the status of visit programs as decisions are made.

Can I schedule a Virtual Campus Visit?

Our team is happy to help bring the Concordia experience to you! We will be scheduling Virtual Campus Visits via Zoom through May 15th. Virtual visit options include: virtual campus tour, appointment with admission counselor, academic appointment with faculty, appointments with athletic coaches, virtual residence hall tour, chat with a current Concordia student. Please register online to begin planning your Virtual Campus Visit today!

I’m registered for a visit or event that was cancelled. What should I do?

We hope you can join us on a later date. In the meantime, you can watch our virtual tour or contact your admission counselor with any questions you have about becoming a Falcon. Our team is actively engaging students on various social media platforms and happy to schedule Zoom meetings with faculty, staff and students to assist you in your college search. Please contact your Admission Counselor or the Visit Team (visitcuw@cuw.edu) to request an appointment.

I have questions about the status of my visit or I would like to reschedule.

Please contact our visit team at visitcuw@cuw.edu and they will be happy to assist you in rescheduling or checking the status of your campus visit.

Will Summer Orientation still take place?

At this time, we do not expect Summer Orientation dates to be affected.

Where can I see a Virtual Tour?

We have a Virtual Tour ready to go with some of our favorite places on campus highlighted. Click here to launch the tour.

Will this spring semester of high school impact my future or current admission?

We pride ourselves on a holistic approach to the Admission process. If you are currently in the process of applying or you have been admitted, then the current semester will have no impact on your admission decision. If you are looking to apply in the future, we will work with you to ensure the impact of this current semester is appropriate. We completely understand the changing dynamics this current semester has on your education and we will change our policies and procedures appropriately.

Has the enrollment process changed?

No. High school seniors will still follow the same format; complete the free online application, send transcripts and test scores, and receive acceptance notification.

Who can I send transcripts to?

If you still have the ability to contact your guidance counselor or guidance office, please have them send transcript digitally. If that is not an option, please contact your admission counselor for directions on how to send transcripts.

How do I connect with my admission counselor?

Your dedicated admission counselor will call, text, and email you after you complete your free online application (www.cuw.edu/apply). You can also head to our "Meet Your Counselors" page for contact information.

Will admissions decisions still be made in a timely manner?

Yes! We have had a seamless transition to complete admission decisions digitally in real time.

How will admissions decisions be communicated?

Your admissions decision will come via email and you will receive a phone call from your admission counselor.

Has the financial aid process been impacted?

No changes have been made to financial aid. Please complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. Your admissions counselor will be in touch with you about all of the next steps.

Evening, Graduate, Online and Adult Accelerated students

Has the enrollment process changed?

No, the enrollment process has not changed. You will still complete an online Accelerated Learning or Graduate application at www.cuw.edu/apply.

Who can I send a copy of my official transcripts to?

For adult accelerated and online programs, please send transcripts to our main campus.

Main Campus Address:

Attention: Admission
12800 North Lake Shore Drive
Mequon WI 53097

If your school sends an official transcript electronically select to have it sent to: Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI.

What is the impact on classes?

Alternative delivery of classes began on March 16 and will continue until further notice. Courses that were originally scheduled to be delivered face-to-face will now be conducted using Zoom technology. Students will have classes using their personal devices at home or in an alternative, private environment. Zoom can be accessed by a laptop or other personal devices, such as a tablet or phone. Your class instructor will be contacting you before the start of classes with additional instructions. If you find you have technology challenges, please contact your admission counselor or instructor immediately. For further technical support with regards to Zoom, please contact the CUW IT Help Desk at 262-243-4357 or ithelpdesk@cuw.edu.

What if I don’t have the technological support or equipment at home to participate in alternative modes of learning?

Depending on your location several internet providers are offering discount services on Wi-Fi during this time.

Personal hotspot is a tool that uses your cell phone connection to create a personal Wi-Fi access point. Please check with your cell phone provider for more information, as rates may apply. If you find you have technology challenges, please contact your admission counselor or instructor immediately.

What is the best way to get updates on what’s happening at CUW?

Concordia University Wisconsin is working to bring you the latest news and updates. Please visit www.cuw.edu for more information.

Graduate students

Are online graduate courses still on schedule for April and summer?

Yes! Courses that are fully online will proceed as scheduled. Even face to face courses previously scheduled will still be held virtually if needed. Our faculty and staff are well equipped with the resources necessary to keep all of our programs on track.

How can I contact my graduate admission counselor with questions?

Your graduate admission counselor is working remotely and is happy to assist you with any of your questions. You can email them to request a Zoom meeting, which they will schedule at your convenience. If you don’t know your counselor’s email address, you can also reach them at graduate.admission@cuw.ed.

Will my application still be reviewed and processed?

Yes! Our regular process will continue, including uploading transcripts we receive by email or paper mail. Our application review process has been electronic since last academic year, so working remotely will not disrupt the timeline.

Will acceptance decisions still be made in a timely manner?

Yes. We will maintain our current processes and communicate admission decisions as quickly as possible.

My current school is closed due to COVID-19 and I need to submit an official transcript. What should I do?

If you have access to your unofficial transcript, please submit that to us. Your admission counselor will be in touch with you regarding your admission decision after reviewing your application. Once your school reopens, please arrange to have your official transcript sent as soon as possible.

My on-campus program starts this summer. Will I have to take online courses?

This is still to be determined and will depend on the status of the virus at that time. Program directors are preparing for the possibility in the event this will need to happen. Please contact your admission counselor for any updates.

Adult Accelerated students

How can I find an Adult Accelerated Admission Counselor at Concordia University Wisconsin?

The admissions department is still here to help! Want to schedule a virtual meeting through Zoom? Your Admission Counselor has a Zoom link that they will share with you. For other ways to connect, send an email or call. Don’t know who they are, find them at www.cuw.edu/centers.

Interested in online? Talk with the Inquiry Management Team at 262-243-4451.

Do you provide an unofficial evaluation for incoming students?

Yes. This service is free. If interested, email your unofficial transcript to the admissions counselor at the Center nearest you: www.cuw.edu/centers or Inquiry.support@cuw.edu.

How can I request an official transcript from my high school?

Some high school districts offer transcript request forms to be filled out online, through their website. Although, school buildings are closed please be sure to contact your school district for more information. If you are unable to access official transcripts but you have an unofficial copy– you may scan, upload, or take a picture with your cell phone and submit them directly to your admission counselor.

What happens after I’m admitted?

Your Admission Counselor will contact you by phone, email, and text.

You will also be assigned a Student Success Advisor who will guide you through course selections for your program, and be available to you through your entire program.

Are Centers still open?
No, all of our regional Centers and extended campuses are closed to the public during the pandemic. For questions related to Center closures please email danya.sasada@cuw.edu.
Can I schedule CLEP and DSST exams?

No, we are not conducting CLEP or DSST placement exams at this time.

What is the mini-term schedule?

Undergraduate courses and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Administration (OLA) courses begin every 6-weeks. MBA courses begin every 8-weeks – through Zoom format. Please connect with your admission counselor to find specific upcoming dates.

Graduate Teacher Certification Program and Medical Assistant (MA) – start as a cohort model. Connect with your admission counselor for upcoming start dates.

International students

Is CUW still processing international applications?

Yes! Applications are still being accepted and processed on a regular basis. We expect very minimal delays due to remote processing coordination. Each application is still being reviewed in an expedited fashion.

If I make the tuition deposit when can I expect my I-20?

Along with applications, I-20’s will continue to be processed on a regular basis. To expedite the process, ensure you have all submitted all of the required documentation (passport copy, official financial documents and affidavit of support (if needed), as well as the international student tuition deposit at: www.cuw.edu/tuitiondeposit

What if visa interviews aren’t available in my country?

We anticipate the closure of embassies and consulates to remain temporarily, but we do not anticipate these services to be completely unavailable prior to the fall 2020 start. You are encouraged to monitor the U.S. State Department's travel website, where you can check updated wait times, as well as openings and closures. Ensure that you have paid your I-901 fee as soon as you receive your I-20 so you are eligible to schedule your visa interview as soon as possible upon reopening. You can pay that fee here.

What if visa interviews aren’t available prior to the fall 2020 start?

All accepted and deposited students who are unable to attend a visa interview in time to start in the fall will receive a deferred start date for spring 2021. Cases in which a deferral is required will receive a new I-20 with no additional charges.

I planned to take an IELTS or TOEFL exam, but the test dates are cancelled in my country. What can I do now?

We’re pleased to offer you the option to submit a Duolingo test result instead. You can check your options on the Duolingo website.

  • Minimum requirements for undergraduate applications is 90 duolingo
  • Minimum requirements for graduate applications is 100 duolingo
How can I connect with the International Center?

For admissions related questions please direct your inquiries via e-mail to: international.admissions@cuw.edu

For current student related questions please direct your inquiries via e-mail to: cic@cuw.edu