Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it's a requirement for all new students attending Concordia University Chicago. Jump Start is designed to ensure students are ready and prepared to begin their CUC experience.

The program is a full day.

You will be gaining valuable information that will prepare you for a successful transition to CUC. You will have the opportunity to hear from the staff and faculty, who will provide you with helpful information regarding your jumpstart.

Call the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement at 708-488-3180. You may also email

Yes, students need to confirm their identity with valid identification (eg. driver's license, state ID) to obtain their student ID.

Yes, you will take the ALEKS Math placement exam and English Directed Self-Placement (DSP) questionnaire. You can find more information in your CUC email when the time draws closer for further details.