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Congratulations on your acceptance to Concordia University St. Paul!

By your admission to Concordia University, you have completed the first step in ensuring an education that will allow you to grow as an individual to reach your career goals.

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

Next Steps

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.

    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.

Finalizing Your Acceptance

  • Now that you have been accepted to CSP, you will be able to get registered for your prerequisite courses.

    • First Year Students: Watch your email to be connected with your Academic Advisor, who will assist you with course registration.
    • Transfer Students: Transfer students will receive an evaluation of their transfer courses from their Admissions Counselor within a week of acceptance. Watch your email for next steps and to get connected with your Academic Advisor.

    Once you’re registered for courses, login to your Degree Audit found in Blackboard under “Student Tools” and confirm your registration.

  • 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 in progress at the time of acceptance – your final official transcript showing completed grades 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.

Financing Your Education

  • Adult Undergraduate 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 send to:

    Checks 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.

Before Starting Classes

Coming to Campus

  • Each incoming student must submit a photo to Card Services to be used for their CSP ID.

    ID cards will be available for pickup at Card Services (Meyer Hall 124) during the first week of classes.

  • 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.

  • If you plan to park on campus or commute to your classes, you must register any vehicles with CSP Security.

    To register your vehicle(s) online please go to our parking permit registration site.

    Ensure you have the following information available:

    • Your name, phone number and address
    • Your student ID number
    • Your vehicle make, model, VIN number and license plate

    Once you register online, you can pickup your permit from our CSP Security office (Meyer Hall 124) during the first week of classes.


    If you need to purchase a bus pass:

    Concordia participates in the College Pass program through the Twin Cities Metro Transit.

    Bus passes cost $165 per semester and are valid for use on the following dates:

    • Fall semester: August 15 – December 31
    • Spring semester: January 1 – May 31
    • Summer: June 1 – August 14

    Passes can be purchased at our cashier window on campus once they become available.  Fall semester passes will be available for purchase in August.

    • Cashier location: Administration Building (AD) 115
    • Cashier phone: 651-641-8206
    • Cashier hours:  8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

Getting Ready for Courses

  • 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.

  • To order your books for your first semester:

    1. Go to the CSP Bookstore website
    2. Using your class schedule*, enter in the department code, course #, and section
    3. Click on “Find Materials”
    4. From here, the required course materials for each of your courses will populate

    *To locate your class schedule:

    1. Login to Blackboard
    2. Under the University Links, click on “Student Page – additional links for students”
    3. Click on the “Registration Tools” tab and then select “Class Schedules”
    4. Enter your login information again
    5. Select the applicable semester
    6. Click “Detailed schedule” and “Submit”

    Please note: You can rent or purchase textbooks from other sites as long as it is the correct title and edition. CSP will also price match any lower rates found at Amazon, and local competitors. Contact the bookstore with any questions – (651) 603-6310.

Additional Resources

  • Learn more about FERPA here

    FERPA = Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

  • Determine the accommodations that may be available to you at Concordia by contacting Student Accessibility Services at [email protected].

    Visit Concordia’s Student Accessibility Services webpage for more information.

  • 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!


Please contact us with any questions about the admissions process: [email protected] or 651-641-8230

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