Concordia College-New York encourages all interested, academically qualified students to apply for admission into the degree program of their choice.

If you have questions, please contact us for more information, and an Enrollment Specialist will walk you through the enrollment process.

If you’re ready, you can apply online now.

Common Admission Requirements

The following admission requirements for U.S. citizens or permanent residents are standard across all online degree programs offered by Concordia College-New York:

  • Completed online application
  • Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts are required from each degree-granting institution attended, as well as post-bachelor’s or master’s level transcripts (if applicable). If your program requires prerequisite courses, official transcripts verifying the successful completion will be required. For your convenience, please sign the transcript release form if you would like the university or college to which you are applying to request official transcripts on your behalf
  • A Letter of Intent. Letter of Intent content requirements vary by program; please review the details needed for your specific program
  • Current résumé

Standard admission is provided to students who meet all the admission requirements of the specific program to which they are applying.

Conditional Admission

Please Note: Conditional admission may be granted to students who do not meet specific admission requirements; however, additional material and documentation will be requested. GPA and other criteria vary by degree program; please review the specific requirement listed below and contact an Enrollment Specialist if you have additional questions or need more information.


Transfer credit policies vary by institution and degree program.

Please contact us, and an Enrollment Specialist will review and discuss the transfer credit policies specific to your degree program.



The following items are also required for specific degree programs as indicated.
If you have questions, please contact us for more information.


M.A. in Digital Media

  • Regular-acceptance applicants must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Students can be conditionally accepted with a GPA below 3.0; however, you may be required to submit additional material. Professional work experience related to the field of digital media will also be considered for admission below a 3.0 GPA.
  • Your required Letter of Intent should be 300-500 words in length, discussing at least one reason for choosing the Digital Media program, along with your professional goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • You will be notified if you are required to submit any additional documents

Additional Digital Media M.A. requirements

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of professional digital work and/or independently produced work via links to websites, YouTube, Vimeo, and other online sources. Students should submit their strongest work or work that best represents themselves.

Required Software

  • Image editing/design software: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator (Creative Cloud or an earlier version, CS 5 or later)
  • Video editing software: Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut X or Final Cut Pro 7,
    Avid Media Composer, or other comparable editing NLE software
  • Animation software: Adobe After Effects or Apple Motion
  • Compression software: Adobe Media Encoder or Apple Compressor
  • Multimedia player: Apple QuickTime 7.6.6 or later, or other comparable software

Required Production Equipment

  • High-resolution video camera
  • Microphone
  • Studio-quality headphones
  • Lighting kit


  • Applicants must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 may be accepted if they can demonstrate professional experience related to the field of digital marketing
  • Current résumé
  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions attended
  • A Letter of Intent (LOI), 300-500 words, providing a reason for choosing the M.S. in Digital Marketing and a statement of professional goals.
  • Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 must address previous academic challenges and why they feel they will be able to successfully maintain the GPA requirements throughout this program
  • Two letters of recommendation

Fast Track qualification:

  • Students must be admitted into the Digital Marketing program with a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Students applying for the program with a GPA below 3.0 can request the Fast Track schedule along with an admissions decision. If the student who requests the Fast Track schedule is admitted to the program, they will either be offered the Fast Track schedule immediately or be required to take their first course using the traditional schedule to prove a 3.0 GPA competency before they are eligible to follow the Fast Track schedule.
  • In order to remain eligible for the Fast Track schedule, students must earn a B or higher in all courses. If students fall below this minimum requirement, they will automatically be decelerated into the traditional schedule. Students can appeal to re-enter the Fast Track schedule after completing two sequential courses in the traditional schedule with a minimum 3.0 achieved in each.


Concordia College-New York accepts students from around the world. International students enrolled in an online program will not be issued an I-20 and will not be eligible to receive an F-1 student visa to study in the United States. International students (anyone who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident) will need to fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission into any of our online programs:

The same requirements as U.S. citizens/permanent residents, plus the following additions –

  • Proof of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree that is recognized by the Ministry of Education from that country
  • Your university or college transcripts will need to be evaluated by an approved transcript evaluation partner (full list provided on this page)
  • Statement of Financial Guarantee
  • For applicants educated in a university or college where English is not the medium of instruction or where English is not the native language, official score results for the TOEFL or IELTS must be submitted. Any English test score older than two years will not be accepted. Score requirements vary by institution and program:

    Concordia College-New York, all programs:
    TOEFL: Internet-based score - 80; paper-based score - 550
    IELTS: 6.5


An evaluation may be obtained from one of the following institutions. Please note that a "comprehensive" or "course by course" report is required.

  • Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI)
    P.O. Box 6908
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212
    Phone: 310-275-3530 or 800-234-1597
    Fax: 310-275-3528
  • AACRAO: Office of International Education Services (OIES)
    One Dupont Circle, NW
    Suite 520
    Washington, D.C. 20036-1135
    Phone: 202-296-3359
    Fax: 202-872-8857
  • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)
    P.O. Box 92970
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
    Phone: 414-289-3400
    Fax: 414-289-3411
  • Foundation for International Services, Inc. (FIS)
    505 5th Avenue South, Suite 101
    Edmonds, WA 98020
    Phone: 425-248-2255
    Fax: 425-248-2262
  • World Education Services, Inc. (WES)
    P.O. Box 5087
    Bowling Green Station
    New York, NY 10274-5087
    Phone: 212-966-6311
    Fax: 212-739-6100


Is the GRE or other test score required?

Admission requirements vary by degree program. Please contact an Enrollment Specialist to discuss admission into your degree program of interest.

How do I know if Concordia College–New York offers quality online programs?

Concordia College–New York is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

Concordia College-New York is also chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York to offer associate, bachelor and master’s degrees.

How do I register for classes?

As soon as an admission decision is made, your advisor will contact you to register for your first class. For late applicants, you may be enrolled immediately following admission to the university or college for which you are applying.

Can I afford a master’s or doctorate degree?

Concordia College-New York offers numerous choices, such as school-based scholarships, grants and federal financial aid, monthly payments, and military benefits to those candidates who qualify. You might also qualify for a combination of options and other offers. We will provide you with an Enrollment Specialist who will discuss all your funding options and other questions you may have. Also, please check with your employer to see if tuition reimbursement is offered.

Should I wait to start my graduate degree?

It depends. If you are waiting for life to slow down, the answer is “no,” because your personal and professional life will go on whether or not you are in school. Receiving your graduate degree will need to be one of your many priorities – but it doesn’t need to be your only priority during your studies. Investing in yourself and your career is the best return on investment you can receive! We also help you get started by streamlining the admissions process for our online students.

I am worried that I will not be able to learn online. How does online learning work?

Many first-time online students have the same concern. There will be some adjustments needed compared to traditional in-class learning; however, we’ve found that after the first two weeks, students are usually comfortable with online learning and enjoy its benefits and flexibility. Concordia College-New York also offers outstanding student-focused support: you will have access to technical support and Student Services teams, and an Enrollment Specialist who will be with you until you graduate.

I am not very tech savvy. Should I still consider online education?

Yes, online instruction is provided in a user-friendly format, based on proven, reliable technology. You should have a basic comfort level with computers and will need to be familiar with the most commonly used web browsers (including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari) and be able to use Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint to complete written assignments. In addition, you should be open to learning how to use any new technologies that your instructor chooses to use in his/her course.

I have a very full schedule and work full time. How many hours will I need to study to excel in the program?

Every online degree program offered by Concordia College-New York is designed for working professionals. The majority of students have an extremely busy schedule, which is why there is never a preset time that you have to be in class. The classroom works around your schedule; it is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Based on student polls, the average time spent working in a course is 15-20 hours (maximum of 27 hours) a week, which includes reading, posting on the Learning Management System (LMS), and normally submitting one assignment weekly.

Can I get accepted if my grade point average (GPA) is below the program requirements?

Depending on the program to which you are applying, conditional admission may be provided to students who do not meet the GPA requirements; however, additional material and documentation will be required. GPA requirements vary by program. Please contact an Enrollment Specialist to discuss admission into your degree program of interest.

When do classes start?

Depending on the program to which you are applying, there are normally six or more starts per year. The sooner you start, the faster you can complete your master’s degree and reach your career goals.

How many students are in a course?

Online classes have between 6-18 students, with the average being about 15 students.

Do you offer monthly payment plans?

Yes. Some programs offer an automatic monthly payment plan to students who have a balance due on their student account that is not covered by financial aid. In order to avoid account delinquency, students choosing to utilize the payment plan must enroll in the plan before the first day of the term. The installment payments occur monthly during the length of the student’s academic term. A payment plan enrollment fee of $35.00 per term will be assessed. Payments can be made with any major credit card or E-Check. A 2.75% convenience fee will be charged to credit/debit card payments.



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