Accelerated Programs

Programs in Accounting, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Liberal Arts, and Theology. Not all programs available at all locations.

Admission Requirements

  1. Submit the online application along with a non-refundable $50 application fee at www.CUW.edu/apply.
  2. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended must be sent directly to the CU Center at which you are enrolling. In cases where the student has less than 60 transferable credits, an official high school transcript or proof of GED must also be submitted. Students will be required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above.
  3. International students should visit www.CUW.edu/international to view additional admission requirements.

Admission Decisions

When an applicant’s file is complete, the file is forwarded to the Admission Committee for review. The Admission Committee can make one of four decisions. An official decision letter is sent to the applicant, giving the decision of the Admission Committee.

  1. The student is fully admitted to the program.
  2. The student is admitted as a conditional student, whose admission and/or continuation in the program is contingent upon meeting certain conditions that are stipulated in the acceptance letter the student receives.
  3. The student is admitted as a Special Student Status – Non Degree Seeking. This applies to students who wish to enroll in courses but do not plan to seek a degree. Students enrolled in a certificate program will be admitted as Special Status.
  4. The student is denied admission.

Medical Assistant Program

Applicants must be high school graduates or have earned an HSED or GED.

Admission Requirements

  1. Meet with the Program Director for a personal interview.
  2. Pass the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam with a score of 18 or higher, given three attempts.
  3. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended must be sent directly to the CUW Center at which you are enrolling.  In cases where the student has less than 60 transferable credits, an official high school transcript or proof of GED must also be submitted.  Students will be required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above.
  4. Submit an application and a $50 non-refundable application fee.
  5. Must be able to pass a background check prior to being placed at a practicum.

Admission Decisions

The applicant will be sent an official acceptance letter after they have passed the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam and the Program Director receives the application, fee, and official transcripts.

  1. Anyone who does not pass a background check may be admitted into the program, but must sign a waiver that they are aware that they may have difficulty being placed at a practicum site.
  2. Students may transfer up to 12 credits into the Medical Assistant program.  The official transcripts and course descriptions need to be provided to the Program Director for approval.
  3. The student may be admitted as a conditional student, whose admission and/or continuation in the program is contingent upon meeting certain conditions that are stipulated in the acceptance letter the student receives.

Emerging Scholars

Concordia’s mission is to provide a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the church and the world.

The Emerging Scholars program is intended to serve students between the ages of 18-23. It is designed to provide a Christian education, academic support, resources and advising for students at an accredited institution that is community-oriented and conveniently located.

The goal is for every Emerging Scholars student to earn their associate’s degree from one of the following
program offerings:

  • Business Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Liberal Arts
  • Early Childhood Education

In order to be considered for admission to Concordia University Wisconsin’s Emerging Scholars program, you must complete and send1 the following items:

  • You will need a minimum ACT score of 15 and a high school grade point average (GPA) ranging between 2.0 and 2.49. Included with the GPA, you should have taken in high school: 3 units of English, 2 units of Mathematics, 2 units of Science, and 2 units of Social Studies.
  • A completed application form (signature of parent and minor 17 and under)
  • Official “in progress” transcript (6 or more semesters) including test records A final high school transcript is to be submitted after graduation
  • Official transcript from each college attended (as it applies)
  • Official report of ACT scores from American College Testing Program
  • Three letters of recommendation (a witness to your academic ability; not a relative)
  • Attend an interview or an information session with admissions counselor
  • Attend an interview with the center director or Emerging Scholars coordinator
  • A completed FAFSA (www.fafsa.gov) - School Code: 003842 - application is free
  • If accepted, a non-refundable $100 tuition deposit (check or money order only)

All items must be submitted to your chosen location:

Concordia University Wisconsin
Milwaukee Midtown Center

Attn: Admission
4151 N 56th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53216
414.444.0734
walter.goodwyn@CUW.edu

BS Completion for Registered Nurses

Students must already be a licensed RN to apply to the BSN Completion program. An exception applies in the special circumstance of those applying under the Dual Admission program.

Admission Requirements

  1. An online application completed at www.CUW.edu/apply
  2. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. These must be sent directly to the Concordia University Center or online contact at which you are enrolling. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  3. A self-reflection essay answering questions; an outline will be provided.
  4. One work related letter of recommendation from a BSN prepared nurse or supervisor.
  5. Copies of current state nursing license.
  6. An online background check at a cost of $60.00. Instructions will be provided upon application.

Admission Decisions

When an applicant’s file is complete, the file is forwarded to the Chairperson of the Non-Traditional Nursing Program for review. Based upon review of the file the Chairperson will make one of three decisions and the applicant will receive an official decision letter.

  1. The student is granted full admission to the program.
  2. The student is conditionally admitted: admission and/or continuation in the program is contingent upon meeting certain conditions that are stipulated in the acceptance letter.
  3. The student is denied admission.

Bachelor of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Acceptance is based on a number of factors and is not automatic. Factors that are considered include the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of all pre-professional coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (need to achieve a 3.0 by application time)
  • 3.0 GPA (a grade of B or higher) in the following pre-professional courses:
    COMM 201Interpersonal Communication3
    MATH 128College Algebra3
    PHYS 151General Physics I4
    PHYS 152General Physics II4
    BIO 1714
    BIO 1724
    POLS 285Amer Poltics & Hlth Care Pol3
    RSC 106Medical Terminology1
    BIO 285Pathophysiology3
  • Certified Nursing Assistant training and passing the State License Exam (before interviewing for clinical placement)
  • A minimum of 100 hours employed as a CNA (before interviewing for clinical placement)
  • Interview at a professional site.

Students apply for clinical admission at the end of Fall semester of sophomore year. An Application Meeting will be held in November. Final high school and college transfer transcripts will need to be on file in the Registrar’s Office. The application and supporting materials will need to be submitted to the Academic Advisor. A copy of the application will be sent to the professional programs. Each student may be asked to tour and interview at the professional program sites. If a student is accepted at more than one professional program, the student may have the option of attending the program of his/her choice.

Bachelor of Social Work Program

Students must receive at least a “C” in all social work courses, maintain at minimum a 2.5 cumulative GPA overall and maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA in all Social Work courses in order to continue in the social work program. A student may repeat a course one time in an effort to improve their grade.

A completed application includes:

  1. An online application completed at www.CUW.edu/apply.
  2. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. These must be sent directly to the Concordia University Center at which you are enrolling. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 GPA overall and a 2.75 GPA in social work courses.
  3. A self-reflection essay
  4. An online background check at a cost of $45.00. Instructions will be provided upon application.

When an applicant’s file is complete, the file is forwarded to the Director of the Social Work Program for review. Based upon review of the file the Director will make the official admission’s decision.

Graduate Programs

Admission Requirements

  1. Submit the online application along with a non-refundable $50 application fee at www.CUW.edu/apply.
  2. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the applicant’s ability to pursue graduate work.
  3. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Generally students will be required to have a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA in their undergraduate work.
  4. Current résumé including educational and work experience.
  5. An essay stating the reasons for choosing to enroll in Concordia’s graduate studies and for selecting the particular program.
  6. International students should visit www.CUW.edu/international to view additional admission requirements.

In addition to these general admission requirements, each program may have other requirements.  All students enrolling in a graduate degree program must have an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Admission Decisions

When an applicant’s file is complete, the file is forwarded to the Graduate Admission Committee for review. The Graduate Admission Committee can make one of three decisions. An official decision letter is sent to the applicant, giving the decision of the Admission Committee.

  1. The student is fully admitted to the program.
  2. The student is admitted as a conditional student, whose admission and/or continuation in the program is contingent upon meeting certain conditions that are stipulated in the acceptance letter the student receives. If there are conditions to be met prior to admission, the candidate must provide documentation of having met those requirements to the Graduate Admission Counselor.
  3. The student is denied admission.

Readmission Policy - Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Students who wish to resume their studies after an absence of one year or more must submit a new application. Students will re-enter the program under the rules and regulations of the current catalog. A new evaluation form will be completed at that time. Any new course requirements in either the major or the core must be met. You will need a high school grade point average (GPA) ranging between 2.0 and 2.49.