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.
Do I need to have a copy of my final transcripts before I can apply? What if I have coursework in progress?
You don’t need a copy of your final transcripts to apply. We can evaluate your application using information from courses you’ve already completed. However, if you decide to enroll at Concordia, we will eventually need a copy of your final transcript so we can give you credit for the courses you’ve completed.
When do I sign up for classes?
After you have been admitted to Concordia and paid your tuition deposit, you will schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to register for your classes. You can register for classes in-person or over the phone.
How will my credits transfer?
If you have not received an AAOT, DTA, or Transfer Associates Degree from a California community college, Concordia will assess individual college-level courses. You’ll receive an official transcript evaluation from the office of the Registrar once we have an application and all official transcripts on file.
How will my Associate's Degree transfer?
Concordia accepts the Oregon AAOT, Washington DTA, and California Transfer Degree (IGETC) as block transfers to satisfy all our general education requirements except Humanities 351 and Religion 401.
Will any of my HS credits transfer to CU?
Credits earned through AP examinations are transferrable. No other credits earned in high school will be considered Concordia course equivalencies.
How can I get my transcripts evaluated by Concordia?
Unofficial evaluations can be completed by contacting your Transfer Coordinator and submitting unofficial transcripts from all prior colleges attended. For an official review, students must apply online and submit all official transcripts or our Transcript Release Form and we’ll order your transcripts on your behalf.
I have a hold at a prior institution. Can I still attend Concordia?
To enroll at Concordia, students must submit official transcripts from all prior colleges or universities attended. If a student has a hold at an institution, the school will not release official transcripts to Concordia.
Are there specific prerequisites for transfer?
No! Students only need 12 semester (18 quarter) college-level credits for transfer. They can be in any subject.
Does Concordia accept Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit?
Yes! You can send your AP scores to Concordia through the College Board, and CLEP testing is offered at a number of locations near Concordia.
Does Concordia require foreign language for graduation?
Starting Fall 2016, Concordia will require foreign language as a portion of the general education requirements. These courses can be transferred in from area community colleges. Students qualifying for a block transfer (AAOT, DTA, IGETC degree recipients) will NOT be required to take language regardless of whether or not language was completed at the associate's level as this requirement will be satisfied through block transfer.
How long will it take to review my application?
Once your application is complete, an admission decision will be made within two weeks. You will receive a personal call, email, and mail informing you of your admission decision.
Can I still apply for admission if I miss the priority deadline?
Yes. Concordia is on a rolling admission system, so we review applications as they are submitted up until the start of each term.
Do I have to live on campus?
As a requirement of graduation from Concordia University-Portland, all students under the age of 21 must live on campus for a period of two years. This should take place during the freshman and sophomore years of attendance. Students who are under 21 transferring to Concordia must live on campus for at least one year. Exceptions to this policy will be made for students who are married, live with their parents within 40 miles of campus, and students taking fewer than 12 credits. The Housing Review Committee will review all other exceptions.