College Credit Program | Concordia Language Villages

College Credit Program

What is a Four-Week College Credit Session?

These sessions are designed for advanced French or German speakers ages 16-18 who want to be challenged in their language study. Sessions take place at the Villages in the context of the Villages, not at Concordia College.

Villagers engage in intensive, innovative language instruction in small classes and upon successful completion, receive one college credit (four semester hours) and an official transcript from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn.

Students must be in grades 11-12 (entering high school junior or senior year, but not yet a fully enrolled college student) with three previous years of language study.

The three college-level courses are:

French 223: Race, Gender and Power in the Francophone World
German 221: Germany after the Wall: Modern German Culture and Civilization

Class discussions of substantive readings are supplemented with guest lectures, news broadcasts, films, papers and projects.

College Credit Program Application Process

Unlike our high school credit or language immersion sessions, participants who would like to enroll in the college credit session must apply and be accepted. Applicants are expected to meet minimum language requirements and show the necessary readiness to do college-level work. Those who are not accepted into the college credit program may attend the high school credit session that will be happening during the same dates if they so choose.

Steps to Apply:

1. Enroll in a college credit session online

2. Submit application materials:

By email:

By mail:
ATTN: Registration
Concordia Language Villages
901 8th St. S.
Moorhead, MN 56562

The application must include:

- a letter of recommendation from a language teacher
- a letter of recommendation from someone in the community
- a high school transcript
- a short composition in the target language (100 to 400 words) titled, “Why I Want to Participate in the College Credit Program.”

After receipt of all application materials, a telephone interview will be conducted with the applicant and then an acceptance decision will be made.