Whether you are finishing a degree or pursuing a career change, Concordia University, St. Paul offers associate and bachelor’s degree programs that fit your needs and busy life. Our flexible, student-centered accelerated programs connect scholarly thought to action, bridging the gap between theory and practice by encouraging you to draw on the knowledge you have already learned on the job and in life. Full financial aid in the form of grants and loans may be available.

Our partnerships with many area community colleges offer students a streamlined opportunity to take the next step in their education. If you have an associate degree, you can benefit from a seamless transfer of credits allowing you to maximize the value of your current education and get a head start on your next degree at CSP. Additionally, adult learners are eligible for a $2,000 partnership scholarship that can be applied toward your bachelor’s degree.

Adult learner enrollment
1,456 students enrolled in nontraditional programs
52% of total undergraduate enrollment

Program details
Areas of study offered

Child Development
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Exercise Science
Family Science
Health Care Administration
Human Resource Management
Information Systems
Management & Leadership
Nursing BSN
Nursing, Pre-licensure BSN
Pulmonary Science
Sport Management
Web Design & Development

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New or unique programs
New programs in the last year include the Accelerated Nursing and Digital Marketing programs.

Program type
Accelerated/asynchronous and synchronous cohort model, eight-week courses; our ABSN courses are 16 weeks year-round.

Program schedule
Classes meet on campus or online, weeknights.

Fall (Sept. – Dec.)
Spring (Jan. – March)
Summer (May – July)

Credit transfer

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.  Learn more about transferring credits.

Maximum number of credits that can transfer

Number of credits required for degree

Minimum cumulative GPA required

Minimum grade required for a course to transfer
D for general education; C for major

Block transfer accepted *
Associate of Arts
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

* may have some additional unique course requirements, such as language, philosophy or religion courses. Please contact a transfer counselor at the institution to learn more.


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Application deadlines
Fall: Aug. 1
Spring: Dec. 1
Summer: March 1

Application fee

Other admissions requirements
Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 based on a 4.0 system for bachelor’s degree programs. Additional application items can be found on CSP’s website.

Financial aid & cost

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Tuition and fees

Cost per credit
$420 for general education courses; other vary by program

Concordia offers a competitive tuition rate as well as several scholarship opportunities if qualifications are met. Learn more at about scholarships for adult learners.

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