Congratulations and welcome to Concordia-Chicago.

Prepare to grow your knowledge and expand your faith with an educational experience designed to guide you toward your calling.


Take the next important steps to prepare for your enrollment at CUC:

Admitted students, make sure to complete the items below for Fall 2020 enrollment. Classes begin Monday, August 24, 2020.

As an admitted student, you will access the Concordia Connect web portal to complete many of the items on your enrollment checklist. 

  • In order to log in to Concordia Connect, you'll need your personal username and password, which are mailed to you with your acceptance packet.
  • If you forget your username/password or have any problems accessing the portal, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 708-209-3100.

Virtual Admitted Student Information

  • If you have already been admitted to CUC for Fall 2020 you have exclusive access to our Virtual Admitted Student Information interactive content site.
  • Learn about all the programs CUC has to offer, take a virtual campus tour and MUCH MORE.
  • Content will be updated throughout the summer, so check back often!

Financial Aid and the FAFSA

Complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible. 

  • Beginning October 1 of each year, your family may file the FAFSA for the upcoming academic year.
  • Illinois students should file the FAFSA before December 1 to be considered for the MAP grant.
  • Learn more about financial aid at CUC.

Review your financial aid eligibility and award letter from Concordia–Chicago. 

  • Admitted students who file the FAFSA and complete their financial aid file by CUC's preferred deadline of December 1 receive an early financial aid package.
  • Contact your admission counselor if you have any questions about your financial aid package.
  • Sign and return your financial aid award letter as soon as possible.

Enrollment Deposit

As soon as you know that CUC is your college choice, reserve your spot in the Fall 2020 entering class.

Housing Deposit

New residential students, submit your housing deposit after you have submitted your enrollment deposit. 

Housing Application

New residential students, fill out and submit your housing application as soon as possible after submitting your deposits.

Summer Math Transition Workshop

Eligible admitted students, attend the Summer Math Transition Workshop.

  • Admitted students at risk of needing math remediation based on submitted ACT/SAT test scores are invited to participate in our 4-week Summer Math Transition Workshop.
  • The Math Workshop is designed to support your success in the first semester of college, is offered to you at NO COST, and there are no grades, so there is no risk to your grade point average.
  • The Summer Math Workshop for students enrolling in Fall 2020 was held June 22 – July 16.

Details regarding the Summer Math Workshop for students enrolling in Fall 2021 will be announced in May 2021.

Jump Start Orientation

Attend a Jump Start orientation session before classes start in August — it's required for ALL new students.

  • Jump Start is our summer orientation program designed to guide your transition to CUC. Your parents are encouraged to attend Jump Start with you.
  • Jump Start orientation sessions are offered in June, July and August for new freshmen, and in July and August for transfer students. Learn more about Jump Start orientation. 

Register for Jump Start beginning on February 1, 2020

  • NOTE: You will first need to submit your enrollment deposit in order to register for Jump Start. 
  • Register online for a Jump Start session via the Concordia Connect portal.
    • Freshmen: Look for the "Register for a Summer Jump Start Session" portlet on the Admit - Jump Start page.
    • Transfer Students: Look for the "Register for a Summer Transfer Jump Start" portlet on the Admit - Jump Start page.

ALEKS Math Placement Exam

Prepare for the ALEKS math placement exam at home — before attending Jump Start orientation.

Final Transcripts

Send your final transcripts to CUC's Office of Undergraduate Admission.

  • If needed, submit your final high school transcript immediately after your high school graduation.
  • Submit your final college transcripts if you have completed any college coursework. 

Check-In for Fall Semester and Weeks of Welcome

Complete Fall 2020 check-in — it's required for ALL new students (both residential students and commuters).

  • University Check-In for most new students is usually the Thursday before classes start in August. New student-athletes participating in fall sports typically have earlier check-in dates in August.

Admitted students, be sure to complete the items below for Spring 2021 enrollment.

As an admitted student, you will access the Concordia Connect web portal to complete many of the items on your enrollment checklist. 

  • In order to log in to Concordia Connect, you'll need your personal username and password, which are mailed to you with your acceptance packet.
  • If you forget your username/password or have any problems accessing the portal, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 708-209-3100.

Financial Aid and the FAFSA

Complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible.

  • Beginning October 1 of each year, your family may file the FAFSA for the upcoming academic year.
  • Illinois students should file the FAFSA before December 1 to be considered for the MAP grant.
  • Learn more about financial aid at CUC.

Review your financial aid eligibility and award letter from Concordia–Chicago.

  • Contact your admission counselor if you have any questions about your financial aid package.
  • Sign and return your financial aid award letter as soon as possible.

Enrollment Deposit

As soon as you know that CUC is your college choice, reserve your spot in the Spring 2021 entering class.

Housing Deposit

New residential students, submit your housing deposit after you have submitted your enrollment deposit. 

Housing Application

New residential students, apply for housing beginning in mid-September 2020. 

Jump Start Orientation

Attend the Winter Jump Start orientation session before classes start in January — it's required for ALL new students.

NOTE: New students enrolling for Spring 2021 must complete University Check-In prior to attending the Winter Jump Start orientation session. 

ALEKS Math Placement Exam

Prepare for the ALEKS math placement exam at home—before attending Jump Start orientation.

Final Transcripts

Send your final transcripts to CUC's Office of Undergraduate Admission.

  • If needed, submit your final high school transcript after your high school graduation.
  • Submit your final college transcripts if you have completed any college coursework. 

University Check-In for Spring Semester

Complete Spring 2021 check-in—it's required for ALL new students (both residential students and commuters).

  • Spring check-in for new students is usually the Friday before classes start in January.
  • Details about Spring 2021 University Check-In will be available in late fall 2020 via the Concordia Connect portal. Look for the "Spring Check-In Information" portlet on the Admit - Welcome page.

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