Concordia University, St. PaulVisiting Students & Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Welcome to the Continuing Education department at Concordia University – St. Paul.

Who Can Take Ce Courses

Any Concordia University – St. Paul student who has been accepted to the institution, or a visiting student who has completed the application process. See below for visiting student information.

What Courses Are Offered

Primarily general education courses and a selection of elective course offerings.

Course Format And Times

All CE courses run 7 weeks long and are offered completely online. Depending on the format, courses are either asynchronous with no designated meeting time or synchronous with a 45 – 60 minute chat once a week at either 7pm or 8pm CST.


CE courses range from 2-4 credits each, at the rate of $420.00 per credit

Schedule/Course Search

Please search through our course catalog. You can narrow your search to Continuing Education courses by following the above link to our course catalog, and selecting “Continuing Studies On-Line”” under the Schedule Type drop down.

Contact Information

For further information or questions please contact Olivia Andrews at (651-641-8845) and Sara Kellog at (651-641-8818)

Visiting Students

Who Is A Visiting Student

Visiting Students are not intending to obtain a degree from Concordia University – St. Paul and are primarily interested in taking courses to transfer to another college or university or complete a certificate through Concordia. Please click here to learn more about our certificate programs.
Please note, it is the responsibility of the visiting student to ensure courses will transfer to their current institution.

What Courses Is A Visiting Student Eligible To Take

A visiting student may only register for courses that are offered through our Traditional program or the School of Continuing Studies.
You can narrow your search to these courses by searching through our course catalog. Select “Continuing Studies On-Line”, “Traditional Deliver”, or “Traditional On-Line” under the Schedule Type drop down.
Visiting students are not eligible to register for any of the online-cohort adult undergraduate or graduate courses offered through one of our cohort programs. Please note that Concordia does not allow any exceptions to this policy.


The visiting student rate for the 2015-16 academic year is $420 per credit hour and are not eligible for financial aid. Pre-payment is required in full for registration and must be submitted with the Registration Form

  • In addition to paying online; we also accept cash, check or money order for Visiting Student tuition payment. There is 2.75% non-refundable convenience fee with any online payments.
  • Please note: if you wish to audit a course, the cost is a flat fee of $175. You will need to receive instructor approval to proceed with registration.

Application Requirements

  • Concordia’s Add, Drop, and Withdraw deadlines apply to all visiting students. Concordia adheres strictly to these dates throughout the semester and make no exceptions for visiting students. View the registration information page for our current Add, Drop, and Withdraw deadlines for our traditional  and Continuing Studies (SCS) courses
  • Concordia assumes no responsibility for the application or credit earned at Concordia towards (1) a degree to be received from another institution; (2) the issuance of teaching certificate; or (3) the renewal of certificates
  • Official transcripts or placement exams may be required for certain course

Contact Information

For further information or questions please contact Olivia Andrews at (651-641-8845)