TRANSFER to Concordia
Transferring Schools? Take Your Next Step with Concordia University-Portland.
Looking for a new university to call home? Maybe you’re finishing your associate degree or finding you need a better fit. Whatever your reason for transferring, Concordia University is here to help. At Concordia, you get one-on-one attention from your first day on campus through graduation day and beyond. With more than 25 degrees to choose from, you’re sure to find the path that’s right for you. And your personal transfer team will guide you through the process and help every step of the way.
Check out our upcoming information sessions to the right to find an event that suits your schedule.
Degree Programs and Areas of Study
|Undergraduate||Adult Degree Completion|
|Business Administration||Social Work|
|Director of Christian Education||Graduate|
|Elementary Education||Master of Arts in Teaching|
|Secondary Education||Master of Business Administration|
|English||Master of Education|
|Exercise & Sports Science||Master of Education in Special Education|
|History||Master of Arts in Community Psychology|
|Humanities||Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language|
|Interdisciplinary Studies||Master of Arts in International Development and Service|
|Marketing||Doctorate of Education|
|Music||School of Law Juris Doctor|
We're here to help.
At Concordia, we realize every student has their own, unique story. That’s why we meet with you individually to discuss how your specific credits will transfer and create a path to graduation that is tailored to your needs. Because the transferring process can be confusing, your transfer coordinator will be with you every step of the way. Start by inquiring through our form to the right.
Complete the form above and one of our Transfer Coordinators will walk you through the next steps.
Discover the Concordia Difference
Concordia University combines a liberal arts tradition with career-focused degrees. When you graduate, you’ll have well-rounded knowledge and critical thinking skills, along with practical, job-oriented experiences. Everything we do is geared toward your success.
Small classes, big perspectives.
At Concordia, our class sizes average less than 20. That means you will enjoy quality, personal instruction with caring professors who will quickly get to know you. In this environment, classmates become friends, and professors become mentors – mentors who are happy to help you throughout your time at Concordia and beyond.
Résumé-ready skills outside the classroom.
Whatever your field of study, we will provide you with a variety of opportunities to gain hands-on experience to help you excel after graduation. From internships and research projects to student teaching and senior thesis, our courses provide both the knowledge and the career experiences required to position you for success.
Making college affordable.
At Concordia, 97% of our students receive financial aid and we work hard to ensure you have the support you need to create a viable plan for your education. Along with your transfer coordinator, we will also assign you a financial aid coordinator, who will work with you to develop and implement a personalized financial aid package. We offer a variety of scholarships especially designed for transfer students.
A place to call home.
Our Commuter Lounge, the prime studying spot on campus, is set aside especially for you. With a quiet atmosphere, comfortable couches, and access to lockers, it’s the perfect place to relax and regroup between classes. Computers? Check. Laptop work spaces? Check. Plus a wireless printer you can use as needed. If you’re hungry, the lounge includes a microwave, refrigerator and hot/cold water station – and the dining hall is just a few doors down. Free parking and bike racks, too. And as a Concordia student, you’re offered free tickets to on-campus sporting events and reduced-priced tickets to many of Portland’s major league games.
Admission Checklist & Requirements
When you transfer to Concordia, we look at you as a whole person; you're not just a GPA. Rest assured when we receive the application materials, our dedicated Transfer Coordinators will take the time to understand your specific needs and help you find the degree, financial aid opportunities, and academic advice to guide you to graduation.
We have flexible deadlines and our Transfer Coordinators go out of their way to help, but we need a few things from you to get the ball rolling:
- Apply online - it's free, easy and convenient
- Official transcripts of academic coursework completed
to date. We’ll order and pay for them
- Two letters of recommendation from teachers, guidance counselors,
employers, or pastors
- Write a one-page essay - pick a topic and share your perspective
Make Your Education Affordable
Concordia provides financial assistance to more than 97% of our students. Do you want to know what you qualify for? Fill out the form to the right to learn more about how your hard work will translate into scholarships at Concordia.
|Undergraduate Tuition: $27,900||Average Transfer Award: $8,000|
|Average Room & Board: $7,750||Monthly Payment Plan Available|
Concordia University awards institutional aid to Bachelor of Arts transfer students upon acceptance. Award amounts are based on each student’s individual accomplishments and academic standing. Contact your Transfer Coordinator to find out which transfer award you may be eligible to receive.
For the 2014-2015 academic year, students may be awarded one of the following (starting at $7,000):
|Academic Achievement Award||Educational Partner Award|
|Academic Scholar Award||Transfer Award|
|Lifetime Learning Award|
Additional Concordia Financial Aid Opportunities
Scholarships are available for all Bachelor of Arts students. Remember to include any information on your admission application that qualifies you for the following:
Awards up to $1,000
Phi Theta Kappa Premiere Award
Renewable scholarship up to $2,500
Up to $1,500 award
Amount may vary
Amount may vary
Awards up to $1,000
Private Scholarships: Outside scholarships will be applied without reducing the existing amount of the total financial aid package
Work Study: Job opportunities available through various university departments and programs
FAFSA Filer Award: Students who attend Concordia University will automatically receive $1,000 each academic year just for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Travel Credit: Students who travel 500+ miles to visit Concordia’s Portland campus will receive a one-time $250 Travel Credit upon enrollment
Non-CU Financial Aid Resources
Your Transfer Coordinator can help identity scholarship opportunities over and above what Concordia has to offer. The websites below may also help you locate additional resources to help make your Concordia education even more affordable.
- Fast Web
- The Ford Family Foundation
- Oregon Student Assistance Commission
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(Concordia University’s Title IV School Code is 003191)
NOTE: Adult Degree Programs (Healthcare Administration, Homeland Security, and Social Work) are available to adult students with work experience at a lower tuition rate and above mentioned scholarships do not apply.