Transferring to Concordia University–Portland has never been easier. Once you’ve made the decision to finish your degree and get started on your career, we’re here to help you succeed every step of the way.

Transfer pathways

Two easy paths to transferring

Whether you’re transferring from a community college or four-year institution, our transfer pathways are designed to make the transition as smooth as possible for you. And, regardless of which transfer path you take, you’ll receive a minimum scholarship of $10,000 — guaranteed.



Concordia has block-transfer agreements with several colleges throughout Oregon, Washington, and California. If you’ve completed a transferable associate degree, you will have met all of our General Education Requirements with the exception of Religion 401 (REL401). Learn more.



We welcome transfer students from all institutions of higher education. If you’ve earned some college credits but are not on the block-transfer path, we will evaluate your transcripts on a course-by-course basis. You are now able to transfer up to 94 qualified credits making it easier than ever to earn your degree from Concordia.

Get started

Three Steps to Transfer Admission

Ready to apply? Here are three easy steps to transfer to Concordia. If you have above a 2.5 GPA, we may be able to waive your letters of recommendation — check in with your transfer coordinator to find out.

  1. Apply online for free or use the Common Application.
  2. Return your completed transcript release form to us.
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation. Download a form (pdf) or mail a personal letter.

Also, be sure to check out our transfer scholarship opportunities!



If you’re transferring into the Concordia University Nursing program or working on your prerequisites for our Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, there are specific requirements needed to be eligible for admission. 



Plan a smooth transfer to Concordia University. Our friendly transfer coordinators can review your transcripts and provide an unofficial credit evaluation before you’ve even been admitted. We can also discuss financial aid and scholarship opportunities with you.

Contact our Office of Admission today via email at or call 503-280-8501.


Common questions about transferring

How many credits do I need to transfer into Concordia?

Concordia University defines a transfer student as a student who has attended a regionally accredited college or university and earned a minimum of 12 semester (18 quarter) credits in coursework approved by the university Registrar.

How many credits can I transfer into Concordia? 

You will be able to transfer up to 94 qualified credits to fulfill your program requirements. All of your prior college course work is included in the cumulative Concordia University GPA.

How many credits do I need to take at Concordia to earn a degree?

You will need to complete a total of 30 Concordia-specific credits for degree conferral eligibility.

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Transfer Tuesdays

Get all of your questions answered

Drop in any Tuesday between 9am and 5pm and meet one-on-one with a transfer coordinator. No appointment needed! Bring your transcripts for an on-the-spot evaluation. Discuss transfer student scholarships. And, just for coming to campus, you’ll receive a $250 Visit Scholarship when you enroll. Learn more.

Take a tour, sit in on a class, meet professors, and talk with current students.