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You’ve worked hard to plan for your future, now make the most of your time and college credits by transferring to Concordia University, St. Paul.

Our comprehensive credit acceptance policy (you can transfer up to 90 credits of the 120 minimum credits required for graduation!) and generous financial aid make a Concordia education accessible and valuable. Plus, our dedicated transfer admissions counselors will ensure the process is stress-free and efficient.


Contact Admissions: [email protected] or 651-641-8230

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Transferology is an online course transfer system that helps transfer students determine how their courses will transfer to CSP. Create an account to view course equivalencies- we will likely take your credits!

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On Campus (Traditional Undergraduate)

  • Looking to complete your program during the day and fully on-campus at CSP? Checkout CSP’s on campus programs for more information!

  • View the transfer admission requirements here under the Transfer section.

  • Scholarships

    Transfer students enrolling full time in a traditional undergraduate on campus program, are eligible for a variety of (stackable) institutional scholarships. Please refer to our scholarship page for a full list.


    Check out tuition information for our day time programs, and discover your cost to attend CSP using our Net Price Calculator on our Tuition Page.

Online and Hybrid (CSP Global)

  • Interested in a flexible, accelerated program to accommodate your busy schedule? Check out CSP’s online and hybrid programs for more information!

  • CSP Global admissions requirements vary by program, so please refer to your program page for specific admissions requirements.

  • Scholarships

    Transfer students enrolling in a CSP Global program may be eligible for a variety of scholarships. Check out our scholarships for more details and eligibility!


    Tuition rates for our CSP Global programs are listed here. Discover your cost to attend CSP using our Net Price Calculator.

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CSP Joins the PTK Honor Roll

CSP has been named to Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll for three consecutive years (21’, 22’, 23’), which recognizes excellence in the development and support of dynamic and innovative pathways for community college transfer students.

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Additional Transfer Information

  • CSP accepts a variety of credits by exam. Take a look below on how these credits could count towards your degree!

  • Concordia University, St. Paul, is known for its generous transfer policies. In addition to accepting Associate of Arts (AA) degrees and/or the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) for CSP’s general education program (with the exception of the Theology requirement), we also accept a wide range of courses that transfer directly into specific major programs. See the Transfer Agreements section below for more details.

    Please keep the following degree requirements in mind as you plan your transfer to CSP:

    • An overall GPA of 2.0 or higher and major GPA of 2.0 or higher is required. (Unless the course applies toward the major, all transfer credit is accepted with a grade of Pass ‘P’ and does not impact your CSP GPA.) *Students enrolled in a program at an Oregon location must have a grade of a C or better in a course in order to be eligible for transfer credits.
    • Complete 120 total credits, 30 of which must be completed at CSP. A maximum of 90 credits will be accepted in transfer.
    • A minimum of half of the major credit requirements must be successfully completed at CSP. Prerequisite course credits are separate from the major and do not factor into the major credit total that must be completed at CSP.
    • Students must provide official college transcripts from all colleges attended. All application documents submitted to Concordia University, St. Paul by the applicant or on the applicant’s behalf become property of Concordia University, St. Paul and cannot be released back to the applicant or to any other institution.

    Course requirements are subject to change.

  • Transfer Guides

    Transfer Guides are more generalized in nature than articulation agreements. Transfer Guides list the community college courses that transfer directly into a specific major at Concordia, without listing the requirements for the entire AS or AAS degree program.

    Learn More about Transfer Guides

    Articulation Agreements

    Articulation agreements are formal agreements between two colleges or universities that document the transfer policies for a specific degree program. These agreements allow students graduating with associate’s degrees in technical, career, or liberal arts field to transfer directly into one of Concordia’s bachelor’s degree programs.

    Learn More about Articulation Agreements

  • Concordia Transfer Plan

    We are proud to offer our Concordia Transfer Plan program for Minnesota Community Colleges. This program is available to students who have successfully completed an associate’s degree program or the MN Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) at a partner institution.

    Concordia Transfer Plan Features Include:

    • $2,000 Transfer Advantage Scholarship ($1,000 yearly)
    • Seamless transfer of MnTC credits
    • Faculty advising and involvement
    • Priority admission for all academically eligible students

    Benefits of a Concordia Education:

    • Full acceptance of the MnTC or an A.A. Degree
    • A diverse student body
    • Small class sizes; generally between 15-25 students
    • A dynamic student environment for both online and on-campus learners alike
    • Faculty that pride themselves on professor-student relationships

    Partner Institutions

    • Alexandria Technical College
    • Anoka Ramsey Community College
    • Anoka Technical College
    • Central Lakes College
    • Century College
    • Chippewa Valley Technical College
    • Dakota Community and Technical College
    • Dunwoody College
    • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
    • Hennepin Technical College
    • Inver Hills Community College
    • Lake Superior College
    • Minneapolis Community and Technical College
    • Minnesota State College Southeast
    • Minnesota State Community and Technical College
    • Minnesota State SE Technical College
    • Minnesota West Community and Technical College
    • Normandale Community College
    • North Hennepin Community College
    • Pine Technical and Community College
    • Rainy River Community College
    • Ridgewater Community College
    • Riverland Community College
    • Rochester Community and Technical College
    • South Central College
    • St. Cloud Technical and Community College
    • Saint Paul College
    • Vermilion Community College

    Don’t see your college or university listed? Contact our Office of Admissions to find out how you can!

  • Interested in transferring with fewer obstacles while saving time and money and most importantly – your credits? Ask an academic advisor at your current institution about Interstate Passport, which offers:

    • An early milestone of completion on the way to a credential
    • Assurance that lower-division general education learning will be recognized upon transfer to another Network-member institution
    • The potential for faster time to degree, lower cost, less debt, and maximization of previously earned credits

    Students who transfer into CSP with a Passport from another member institution will not have to repeat or take additional courses to satisfy lower-division general education requirements.

Transfer Credit FAQ's

  • Concordia accepts Minnesota Transfer Curriculum goal areas or an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited institution to fulfill Concordia’s general education requirements with the exception of Theology, which must be completed at CSP.

    View the current list of transfer guides which list the pre-approved courses that will transfer in from several Community Colleges and Universities.

    If you do not see your Institution or a specific course you were looking for you can email [email protected] to find out if a course will transfer. Please include your student ID number, the institution where you will be taking the course, the course codes and title, and the general education area for which you would like the course to transfer. We will review the course and let you know the details about its transferability. Once you have been admitted to Concordia, we highly recommend checking with us before taking any courses at other institutions to ensure that they will transfer in to Concordia.

  • Once you are admitted to Concordia and the Registrar’s Office receives your official transcripts, we begin the process of reviewing for transfer credit. If you have sent in your official transcript, but do not see any transfer entered, please contact us by emailing [email protected].

    • Transfer Credit Limit: Concordia will accept no more than 90 credits via transfer. You must earn the remaining credits for your degree at CSP.
    • Official Transcripts: Concordia only accepts transfer credit if we have received an official transcript. Transcripts that were issued by the institution, but opened by the student are not considered official.
    • Final Transcripts: Sometimes, during the admission process, students will send transcripts that list some courses as in-progress. In order to properly evaluate whether these courses will transfer, the Registrar’s Office will need a final official copy of the transcript with all grades accounted for. Any in-progress grades will not be added to your accepted transfer credits.
    • College-level Courses: Concordia only accepts courses that are at the college-level. This means that any college-prep courses (including some introductory courses) will not transfer.
    • Transfer GPA: Concordia will accept transfer courses in which you have received a D for Minnesota enrolled students and a C for Oregon enrolled students for General Education requirements, unless the transferring cumulative GPA is less than a 2.0. Each program and state may have different transfer requirements due to accreditation and State requirements. For example, students enrolled in a program at an Oregon location must have a grade of a C or better in a course in order to be eligible for transfer credits. Please review the catalog page to see if the program has specific transfer requirements.
    • Duplicate/Repeated Courses: Concordia will not accept duplicate or repeated courses, even if the course was taken at two different institutions, and even if the course was repeatable at your previous institution.
  • The individual college departments are responsible for approving/denying transfer credit for major and/or minor requirements.

    To petition with the department to have transfer work count toward your major or minor, you will need to fill out a Course Substitution Form. Please ensure that you have obtained all of the appropriate approvals and signatures before returning it to the Registrar’s Office for processing. If you are unsure who needs to approve your particular course, please check with your academic advisor.

  • Concordia accepts credit by examination from the following:

    • CLEP– CLEP offers 33 exams in five subject areas.
    • Advanced Placement– The AP Exam is the final step you take after an AP class. These standardized exams are designed to measure how well you’ve mastered the content and skills of the course.
    • International Baccalaureate –International Baccalaureate is pursued during High School and credit can be reviewed via the IB transcript, diploma or individualized tests.

    Click here for the full policy on acceptable CLEP, AP, and IB exams.  Visit the College Board website for more information on registering for and taking each exam.

  • Yes! Please send your official transcript from the university through which you took your PSEO courses. We cannot accept the transfer courses from your high school transcript.

  • We accept the credit amount that you are bringing in from the other institution. This means that if you took a 3 credit class at another institution and our General Education requirement is for a 4 credit class, we will still only accept 3 credits for that transferred course.

    Generally speaking, a 3 credit transferred course will cover our 4 credit requirement. However, if that course counts in your major, you may need to take additional elective coursework in your major to reach the required credit total.

  • It depends. In accordance with faculty policy, all transfer work that is accepted for elective or General Education credit is applied with a Pass grade and carries no grade points.

    However, if a course is transferred into Concordia for your major or minor, then the grades for these courses are taken into account when calculating your GPA.