The Concourse Application Checklist

Thanks so much for your interest in Concourse. To apply to our program, please go through the following checklist, completing each and every step. Think of this checklist as your "home base" for applying to Concourse. Each step will take some amount of time, and the entire process can take anywhere from between 4-8 weeks, depending on your personal situation. But we'll be in touch all along the way — and you can always drop us a line at the contact information below with any questions.

One final (and important) note: Please make sure to bookmark this page/URL — you won't be able to access it from our website's navigation bar.

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    - Call or text us at (510) 560-7290

Step 1: Make sure you're ready

If you've already spoken with a member of our team or attended an information session, feel free to skip to Step 2. If you haven't — no sweat. Start here. 

Take a look at the materials below to learn more about our program and to decide if you’re ready to apply.

Want to learn more? Sign up here to talk with a member of our team. We strongly suggest that you speak with a member of our team before you apply to Concourse. 

Ready to apply? Continue to Step 2.

Step 2: Submit your Concourse application form

The Concourse application is a simple form that shouldn't take more than 30 minutes to complete. Through this form, we'll collect basic information about you, about your academic and professional goals, and about your interest in Concourse.

Click here to begin the Concourse application.

Once you've submitted the Concourse application, you'll receive an automated email confirming our receipt.


Step 3: Submit your application to College for America 

Next, you'll complete the official application to become a student in College for America (CFA), a program of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) — our degree partner.

Click here to begin the CFA application.

Important: You may find it helpful to use the CFA application guides below. And if you get stuck, don't hesitate to give us a shout — we're happy to help.

Note: You can only enter the BA program if you've previously earned an AA, or if you have 60 or more college credits. Applying to the AA doesn't mean you don't intend to earn a BA — it's just where all new students without previous credits start.

Step 4: Submit your FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step to determine how much and what type of financial aid you're eligible for from the government.

You can submit your FAFSA form online here . 

We’ve also put together a FAFSA Guide to help you through the process. Check it out if you have questions. If you get stuck, don’t hesitate to reach out via chat, phone or email.

Step 5: Orientation

If you’re accepted to our program, your journey with Concourse will begin with an orientation for admitted students. Orientation will be held at the Concourse microcampus in Richmond (1015 Macdonald Ave).

We’ll share a date for our next orientation soon. In the meantime, if there's anything you'd like to talk about with our team — or if you'd like to stop by and visit the microcampus — please drop us a line via the contact information above.