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Graduate and Doctoral Accepted Students


Welcome to Concordia University, St. Paul! We are happy that you have decided to take this leap and move forward in pursuit of your graduate degree with us.

Please note, if you have completed one or more items on this page, move to the next step.


Finalizing Your Acceptance

  • Complete the Reply to Offer form found in your student portal to finalize your acceptance. You need to accept your offer of admission before you will have access to your email and network accounts.

  • Once you have completed your Reply to Offer form, you will be prompted to fill out a Registration Authorization form in your student portal. Completing this form allows you to be registered for classes.

  • Once you’ve completed the reply to offer form and been registered for classes, take a moment to confirm that your course registration is correct. Login to your Degree Audit found in Blackboard under “Student Tools” and confirm the courses that you are registered for.

  • Log into your application portal to check if official transcripts are needed. If official transcripts are not received prior to the start of the second term, your account will be place on hold and you will not be able to register for classes.

    • If you submitted a transcript with classes or a degree in progress at the time of acceptance – your final official transcript showing completed grades and/or a conferred degree must be sent to Concordia.
    • If you submitted an unofficial transcript – your official transcript must be sent to Concordia.

    *To be considered official, transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from the institution or through secured electronic delivery to Admissions.

  • As you prepare to start classes, we want to present to you the tools and resources that will help you get started through our Online Orientation!

    We encourage you to review this helpful information at your own pace prior to the start of classes. Once you complete it, you can refer back to it at any time.

Logging On

  • Your CSP Network Account will be created after you are admitted. At that time, you will be emailed information to help you get started.

    Already attended CSP?

    Students who have been readmitted or are alumni of CSP can simply reset their passwords by contacting the CSP Helpdesk if you cannot remember your previous password.

    Our newly admitted students should do the following 3 things to access their accounts:

    1. Reset your network password – Any student who has previously attended CSP likely already has a secure
    password and access to their email and blackboard accounts
    2. Log into their CSP email – CSP email accounts never expire
    3. Log into Blackboard – Blackboard accounts created after 2016 are all still accessible.

    CSP Helpdesk contact information

    Already have CSP employee accounts?

    • For active members of our CSP Community on the staff or faculty side, we encourage you to use your student accounts for your studies at CSP. Student accounts and the documents saved in them belong to the student. Faculty or staff accounts, including the documents saved to the Google drive belong to CSP.
    • Student accounts never expire, so students will have access to their work after they leave CSP, but faculty and staff will lose access as soon as they leave. This becomes very important when you start saving essays, portfolio pieces, and capstone projects.
    • Additionally, Blackboard courses you are enrolled in as a student can only be accessed with the student account. Some forms will only be accessible to your student account. There are a number of small differences in account permissions that could trip you up if you are using a CSP work account when you should be using a student account.
    • The easiest way to keep things separate is to create a different profile in Chrome. Different profiles can keep separate histories, bookmarks, saved passwords, etc. Keeping a clear separation in roles can really help.
  • 1. Logging into your CSP Email Account – Using the Chrome web browser go to

      • If you are not already signed into a gmail account, click “sign in”, enter your CSP email address and network password.
      • If you are already signed into a non-csp gmail account, you can click the account icon in the upper right corner of your screen, then click “Add another account” and enter your CSP email address and network password.

    2. Set up 2-Step Verification – As soon as you sign into gmail, you will be prompted to set up two-step verification. If you ignore the prompt and do not set it up within 24 hours, your account will be locked and you will need to contact the help desk to unlock it for another 24 hours.

    3. Forwarding your Email – Concordia recommends that every CSP student uses their CSP email address. All emailed communication from CSP will be directed to the CSP email address therefore it will be imperative for all students to maintain and check their CSP Gmail account regularly.

      • Login to your CSP Gmail Account
      • Go to your settings (the gear icon on the top right of the email page)
      • Click on the “Forwarding the POP/IMAP’ tab
      • Click on the “Add a forward address” button
      • Enter the forwarded email address and follow the instructions

    If locked out of your account or for help resetting your password, contact the IT Help Desk.

  • CSPConnect is your student portal providing links to all aspects as a student at CSP including billing, financial aid, and Blackboard (your online classroom).

    Log into CSPConnect. Here are the steps:

    1. Use Safari or Chrome
    2. Go to
    3. Sign in with your username and network password that you received in your CSP Network Account Information email.

Financing Your Education

  • Graduate and Doctoral students at Concordia may receive funding in a variety of ways and we encourage students to explore all of your financial possibilities. Learn more about your options with the help of our online resources on our Accepted Student Financial Aid page.

    • Grants & Scholarships – funds that you may qualify for that you do not need to pay back
    • Loans & Alternative Loans – loan options may be through the federal government or alternative loans may be through a private lender
    • Payments – for students that wish to pay out of pocket, there are opportunities to pay in installments or in one lump sum for the term.
  • Tuition and fees must be paid by the posted deadlines each term. Submit a payment through CSP Connect Student Portal in Blackboard and click on the Student Page – additional links for students within the University Links section.

    CSP Payment Plan | Automatic Withdrawal

    • There will be a 2.75% non-refundable convenience fee for each credit card payment. Concordia does not receive this fee.
      A returned payment for any reason will be charged a $35 bank fee to your student account.

    CSP Installment Plan | Manual Installment Payments

    • $35 processing fee
    • 1% monthly finance charge on outstanding principal balance

    Payments by Check may be sent to:

    Concordia University
    Lockbox 446006
    P.O. Box 64065
    St Paul MN 55164-0065

    Cash and check payments are accepted at the cashier windowCredit card payments on student accounts must be made online. Please include your student ID on all payments.

Financial Aid Questions?

For any Financial Aid related questions – please contact our financial aid department, they are here to help with all things financial aid! Their phone number is 651-603-6300 or their email address is [email protected].


Coming to Campus

  • Minnesota State law requires proof of immunization if you will be attending any class on campus (hybrid courses will also need to complete this form). You will not be allowed to enroll until this form has been submitted.

    Please note: Immunizations submitted in any format other than the online form cannot be accepted.

  • CSP student ID’s will be mailed to students taking their courses online approximately two weeks after the start of classes.

    Students in our DPT program should visit the DPT Accepted student page for ID card information.

    Questions? Reach out to the Card Services for additional details.

  • Access your class one week prior to the start of your classes through CSP Blackboard and become familiar with your syllabus and the details of your online classroom.

Additional Resources

  • CSP is one of the first universities to partner with Microsoft to license Microsoft Office for all students. This software will be available at no cost to students and the license allows installation on up to five devices owned by the student.

    Students enrolling at CSP must have access to a computer that meets Concordia’s technology requirements

    Questions about technology? View the CSP Help Desk website or contact them at [email protected] or 651-641-8866.

  • CSP thanks our military and veterans for all that they have done and are doing to serve our country. In appreciation we offer a $2,000 scholarship applied at the start of your program.

    Find out more on our Military webpage and contact your Admissions Counselor for more information!

  • Check out our student services page for different resources you have available to you at CSP.

  • Please visit this page to view our Graduate Student Policies.

Accepted Student Program Pages

For programs that have additional requirements prior to their start, we ask that students refer to the accepted program pages below.


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