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Ready For A New Direction? Find It Here.

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.

Transfer to Concordia

  • Concordia’s fall semester admission deadline is August 1.  The spring semester deadline is December 1.

    The following information is requested in order to be considered for transfer admissions:

    1. Online Application

    Create an account and submit our online application.  Once submitted, you can follow your application process through the application portal.

    2. Official College Transcripts

    Due to COVID-19, we will accept either official OR unofficial copies of your college transcripts to complete your application file.

    Unofficial transcripts can be emailed to CSP at

    Official transcripts can be submitted by your school to CSP through a secure online portal or in a sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions, and will be required for admitted students prior to starting classes.

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

    Transfer students with fewer than 20 college credits completed will also need to submit an official high school transcript and essay. Please refer to the First-Year Admission Requirements for more details.

    Attended a Minnesota State school?
    If you have attended a Minnesota State college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet. Concordia accepts completed goal areas toward our general education requirements, in addition to course-by-course review. Please contact your admissions counselor with any questions.

    Submit Application Materials to Concordia:

    by mail:
    Concordia University – St. Paul
    Office of Admissions
    1282 Concordia Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55104

    by email:

  • Transfer students enrolling full time in the traditional undergraduate on campus programs are eligible for a variety of institutional scholarships.

    View the transfer-specific scholarships below or visit our scholarships page to view all available institutional scholarships.

    Transfer Academic Scholarship

    Applicants must provide official college transcripts from all institutions attended and demonstrate a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.  Eligible students are automatically awarded one of the following scholarships upon admission:

    • $6,000 Transfer Regents Scholarship, 3.5-4.0 cumulative GPA
    • $4,000 Transfer Presidents Scholarship, 3.0-3.49 cumulative GPA
    • $2,000 Transfer University Scholarship, 2.5-2.9 cumulative GPA

    A transfer student who receives this award must also attend full-time, be degree-seeking, and have completed a minimum of 20 college-level semester credits since high school graduation prior to entering Concordia. The scholarship deadline is August 1st.
    *Please note: Scholarship amounts referenced are for the 2019-2020 academic year

    Transfer Advantage Scholarship

    Offered to students pursuing a traditional, undergraduate degree that transfer directly from a Concordia partner institution. Students must successfully complete an associate’s degree or MnTC at a partner school. Eligible students are awarded $2,000 ($1,000 annually) at the time of admission.

    Transfer Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

    Recognizes academically qualified transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa, transferring into the traditional programs with one semester minimum membership in Phi Theta Kappa. Eligible students are awarded $2,000 ($1,000 annually) at the time of admission. A transfer student who receives this award must also attend full-time, be degree-seeking, and provide proof of PTK Membership.

  • 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.

    This information is current as of the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar. Course requirements are subject to change. Please contact the Concordia University Office of Admissions for the most up to date information.

  • 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

    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

    • 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!

COVID-19 Information

We recognize that the current COVID-19 situation has raised many questions and we’re here to help. Review up-to-date information here.

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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 MnTC at a partner institution.

Concordia Transfer Plan Features Include:

  • $2,000 partnership scholarships
  • Seamless transfer of MnTC credits
  • More courses and degrees available
  • Faculty advising and involvement
  • Priority admission for all academically eligible students

Benefits of a Concordia Education:

  • Full acceptance of the MN Transfer Curriculum or an A.A. Degree
  • A diverse student body
  • Small class sizes; generally between 15-25 students
  • A close-knit campus community in a thriving metropolitan area
  • Faculty that pride themselves on professor-student relationships


Transferology is a web-based course transfer system that helps transfer students determine how courses will transfer to Concordia University, St. Paul. Students can create an account and sign in as a registered user at Once signed in, you can select from a large group of colleges and universities and see how courses will transfer to CSP. We more than likely take your credits!

We are continually working to build course equivalencies into Transferology. If you do not see a course listed, please contact us and we will be happy to review

Check out Transferology

Interstate Passport Network

Interested in transferring with fewer obstacles while saving time and money and most importantly – your credits? Ask your academic advisor about Interstate Passport and how you can earn a Passport which offers:

  • An early milestone of completion on the way to a credential
  • Advanced knowledge 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 lower foregone earnings from unduplicated learning
  • A streamlined transfer process and a greater likelihood of successful transfer and completion

CSP participates in the Interstate Passport Network, a network of regionally-accredited institutions that agree to transfer completed general education requirements as a block in a seamless and efficient process among its members. Students who transfer into CSP with a Passport from another Network-member institution will not have to repeat or take additional courses to satisfy lower-division general education requirements.

Earning a Passport recognizes that a student has achieved learning outcomes in the following nine knowledge and skill areas, which all Network member institutions agree are consistent with their own general education learning outcomes: Foundational Skills: oral communication, written communication, quantitative literacy Knowledge of Concepts: natural sciences, human cultures, creative expression, human society and the individual Cross-cutting Skills: critical thinking and teamwork/value systems.

Contact your CSP Admissions Counselor to learn more.