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Welcome!  We are excited that you are interested in becoming part of the Concordia Academy community! Located minutes away from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, CA offers a safe, caring, university-preparatory high school for students around the world.  Concordia Academy accepts students in grades 9-12 and offers F-1 visas for those who wish to complete their high school education here.

Please follow the application procedure below.  All documents should be submitted through your agent or directly to Kelsey Cocchiarella ( by April 1.

International Student Forms

After the above paperwork is submitted, a Skype interview with the student will be scheduled.  Upon acceptance, all acceptance documents will be mailed.  To apply for a student visa, the student will need to have the following documentation to take to the embassy interview:

  • Current passport
  • All acceptance documents (acceptance letter, I-20, receipts for any payments made to Concordia Academy)
  • Proof of long term financial support during the student’s time of study
  • Proof of connections to the student’s home country and that he/she will return when their studies are completed.

The student will need to show basic communication skills in English to complete the interview at the embassy.

When the student receives visa approval, he or she should make travel plans and contact Kelsey Cocchiarella with the date of arrival.  In the event that a student visa is denied, a full refund, minus the registration fee of $200.00 U.S., will be made upon presentation of the official government denial.


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