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On Campus Plus in New York

Key information

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Start dates:
August, January.

August start:
Semester 1, August – December
Semester 2, January – May
January start:
Semester 1, January – May
Semester 2, August – December
Course length:
2 semesters (per year)
Class size range:
17 on average

Entry requirements

Completed Senior High School and a minimum GPA of 2.5
TOEFL iBT 74 (minimum sub-scores of 16)/ IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (minimum of 6.0 on Listening/ Reading, 5.5 on Writing/ Speaking)
Minimum age:

If your TOEFL/ IELTS score is lower than the above, you can still apply for this program but will need to take 1–4 terms of the Undergraduate Preparation Program to progress your English language to the required score.


On Campus Plus at Concordia College is the unique, fast, and direct pathway to a degree at your dream school in New York City, or beyond.

Our pathways are designed to integrate with the unique flexibility of the US university transfer system. This means after one or two years at Concordia College you can choose to stay at Concordia, or complete your major at a range of university options throughout New York, or the wider USA.

You are guaranteed progression to years 2, 3 and 4 at Concordia. Either way, you will be on track to complete your degree in as little as 4 years.

The New York State Advantage


New York City and wider New York State offers one of the largest and most comprehensive choices of universities in the USA. From elite, Ivy League institutions such as Columbia University, to the CUNY and SUNY system, New York offers a fantastic breadth of opportunity for your undergraduate degree.


Just outside Manhattan is the ideal location for international students. At Concordia College you have the best of both worlds. You are based in a safe, exclusive suburb in affluent Westchester County . Yet in less than 30 minutes you can be at Grand Central Station amid the teeming energy of Manhattan.


As one of the world’s financial and business powerhouses, New York is the place to be for anyone aspiring to success in an international career in business, science, law, or the arts. All leading universities in and around New York have close links with many of the best companies located in this great city.


The On Campus Plus program ensures that international students acclimatize to the USA university system while attending the same classes as their American fellow students. Staff at the Kings Center on campus are on hand to counsel students on their study plan in their Year 1 and advise students on next steps, i.e. what they want to study from their Sophomore Year onwards, and where.

Students can choose to stay on at Concordia, go to another respected US university.

Find out more about where our students have progressed


From Kings Life

Portrait of Mariya Lavrova standing outside Concordia College.

Mariya from Ukraine has received transfer offers from four schools to study Film and Television Production.

Read the full blog post

About Concordia College

Concordia College New YorkFounded in 1881, Concordia College is a four-year, coeducational liberal arts college which is part of the Concordia University System.

Concordia College offers a fantastic location in which to live and study. The campus is set in a safe, affluent area of Westchester County, New York, yet is less than 30 minutes by train from the heart of Manhattan. Students enjoy individualized interaction with expert professors in a small, closely-knit, supportive community. More than 75% of professors hold the highest degrees in their respective field of study.

Students come to Concordia from 25 states in the USA and more than 34 countries worldwide. At Concordia, you will benefit from a student-faculty ratio of 13 to 1 and an average class size of just 17 students. Here each student is an individual — not a number. 


  • #22 in the U.S. News & World Report Regional Colleges North category 2017


University Preparation students live on campus at Romoser and Rippe Hall.

  • Occupancy: The residence is divided into sections with 9–19 beds per section. Twin rooms (some triples).
  • Bathroom facilities: Two showers and two/three toilets per section.
  • Furniture: Each room is furnished with two beds, two closets, two dressers, and two desks.
  • Meal Plan: Full-board.
  • Common Area: At least one common lounge per hall with flat-screen TV, microwave and vending machines (snacks and beverages).
  • Laundry: Each residence hall is equipped with washers and dryers for student use.

Program content and structure

The Academic modules are taught by Concordia College faculty and attended by all students. This means you will be studying and mixing with American students right from the start of your course.

Typical academic modules across three subject streams

Students can choose one of three pathways:

  • Pre-Engineering
  • Business
  • Digital Media/Video Production


To complete the Pre-Engineering Pathway, all students pursuing the Mathematics Area of Study should:

  • receive a grade of C or better in MAT 100
  • take MAT 121 to satisfy their specified Mathematical Reasoning requirement for the Concordia Distinctive-Liberal Arts Core
  • take MAT 246 as part of their Experiential Learning requirement
  • take Mat 311 Development of Mathematical Thought and Methods as a required designated writing process course (WAC)
  • Students are strongly encouraged to join the Mathematics Team early in their studies to train for the International Contest in Mathematical Modeling.

Required courses

  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics (6 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Mathematical Computer Programming (3 credits)
  • Calculus I (4 credits)
  • Calculus II (4 credits)
  • Intermediate Calculus (4 credits)
  • Development of Mathematical Thought and Methods (WAC) (3 credits)

Select one from the following:

  • Probability (Calculus based) (3 credits)
  • Statistical Interference (Calculus based) (3 credits)
  • Theory of Numbers (3 credits)
  • Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • Capstone: Mathematical Modelling (3 credits)


Completion of The Concordia Distinctive Liberal Arts Core is required with three modifications:

  • a specified Mathematical Reasoning requirement of MAT 121 Probability and Statistics or MAT 201 Pre-calculus;
  • a specified Human Thought and Behavior requirement of SOC 151 Elements of Sociology or SWK 110, Human Needs/Societal Responses;
  • The World Cultures requirement may also be met by GEO 101 World Geography.
  • A minimum grade of C is required in all courses applied to the program (and in all given business course prerequisites). A candidate who earns less than a C in a required business course will be required to repeat the course.
  • Students wishing to transfer accounting credits will be tested for appropriate placement.
  • Students must earn a minimum of 60 hours of Liberal Arts and Science credits.

Required courses

  • First Year Seminar (1 credit)
  • Using Language to Inform (3 credits)
  • Using Language to Influence (3 credits)
  • Information Literacy (1 credit)
  • Using Language in Academic Contexts (3 credits)
  • A History of World Civilization (3 credits)
  • Living with the Arts (3 credits)
  • Science in Context (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3 credits)
  • Pre-Calculus (3 credits)
  • Financial Accounting (4 credits)
  • Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
  • Business Communication (3 credits)
  • Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • Business Law I (3 credits)
  • Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • Macroeconomics (3 credits)

Select one from the following:

  • Probability (Calculus based) (3 credits)
  • Statistical Interference (Calculus based) (3 credits)
  • Theory of Numbers (3 credits)
  • Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • Capstone: Mathematical Modelling (3 credits)

Digital Media/ Video Production

To complete studies in the New Media Communications and Digital Production Area of Study, students are required to:

  • earn a total of 18 credit hours in New Media courses, with 9 credits in 200-level, and another 9 credits in 300- and 400-level courses
  • complete a Capstone Course in one of the areas of their Liberal Studies Program.

Required courses

  • Digital Filmmaking (3 credits)
  • Introduction to New Media (3 credits)
  • Documentary Production (3 credits)

Select 9 credit hours from the following:

  • New Media, Art and Culture (3 credits)
  • Interactive Multimedia (3 credits)
  • Real World: The Business of New Media (3 credits)
  • Advanced Projects in New Media (3 credits)
  • Capstone Portfolio (3 credits)

Recommended support courses for New Media/ Art courses, especially:

  • Drawing and Painting I (3 credits)
  • Aesthetics of Photography (3 credits)
  • Drawing and Painting II (3 credits)
  • World Art (3 credits)
  • Portfolio (1 credit)

Support from the Kings Center on campus

Aside from the Academic modules, On Campus Plus students benefit from on-going support from a dedicated team at the Kings Center on campus who provide all the essential skills needed to succeed in the American university system.

Our rigorous student support program is designed to ensure you quickly settle in to American college life, and to maximise your potential in everything from English and study skills to extracurricular experience.  It includes the following components:

1. Profile Analyzer

We will:

  • Find out your academic strengths
  • Discuss your intended major or final degree with you
  • Work out how much language development you need for your transfer school
  • Establish whether you have any special talents in sports or the arts
  • Discuss whether you are aiming for a public or private university
  • Talk to you about where in the USA you want to transfer

2. Profile Builder

We will:

  • Work with you to help you write a great Personal Statement
  • Improve your interview skills and techniques
  • Develop your leadership profile and skills
  • Suggest community and volunteering activities in which you can participate
  • Help you maximize any available scholarship opportunities for sports or the arts
  • Work with you to develop your personal and communication skills

3. Academic Guidance

We will:

  • Create weekly lesson plans, regular quizzes, seminars and writing assignments
  • Incorporate technology into your study plan to make your learning come alive
  • Provide you with regular guidance on subject and major choices
  • Give you techniques and skills to improve note-taking, listening and speaking
  • Ensure you benefit from up to 10 hours per week of guided private study
  • Provide regular seminars and workshops aimed at developing your student profile
  • Guide you on writing skills, editing and proofreading documents

4. Regular Personal Assessment

We will:

  • Provide you with regular tests and assessments
  • Offer opportunities for one-to-one counseling
  • Make sure you have detailed feedback from your teachers
  • Schedule regular meetings with Kings advising staff
  • Give you written assignments which count towards your final grade
  • Provide regular examination practice
  • Issue you with a formal report which you can discuss with Kings academic staff

5. Personal Care and Support

We will:

  • Ensure you always have access to specialized care from our Advising Center
  • Support you with any housing issues you might have
  • Help you adapt to the US higher education system and culture
  • Help you develop strong links with University departments and faculty
  • Utilize technology to ensure timely and effective communication with you

Degree opportunities at Concordia College

If you choose to stay at Concordia College to complete your degree, you have a wide range of options available from which to choose your major. You’ll be empowered by experienced professors to develop expertise and passion for your subject.

Real world experience

At Concordia College, we challenge you to do more than think — we challenge you to do what you learn. Real world experience is at the heart of who we are and the kind of unique education we provide.

Choose from one of Concordia’s dynamic, interdisciplinary programs of study and you’ll be on a course of self-discovery towards a career that fits your purpose and your passion.

The Concordia Distinctive

Each program of study is built upon a strong liberal arts foundation — The Concordia Distinctive — that will empower you to see the interconnection of ideas, to feel compassion for others, to express yourself thoughtfully and effectively, to see the beauty in science and art, and to remain a lifelong learner who will share your gifts with the world.

Possible Bachelor’s degree majors

  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • English
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Nursing
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work

Possible Master’s degree majors

  • General Childhood/Special Education
  • Early Childhood/Special Education
  • Business Leadership
  • Accounting

Pre-Professional offerings

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Sports Management