Cooperative Education Programs

Air Force and ARMY ROTC

Under a cooperative agreement with the University of Portland, Concordia University students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) or ARMY Reserve Officers Training Corps (AROTC) program offered on the University of Portland campus, a sister Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities (OAICU) school. ROTC is available to men and women with a minimum of two years of college remaining. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis for those who qualify. Most ROTC credits earned are accepted as transfer credits to meet Concordia University’s total credit requirements for graduation. Students work with University of Portland staff and faculty to satisfy ROTC program requirements. Likewise, students will work with their Concordia University academic advisor to ensure completion of CU program requirements. For more information, view the program description on the University of Portland web site or contact the Concordia University Registrar’s Office.

Clark College Co-Admission

  • For students interested in attending both Concordia University and Clark College in Vancouver, WA, the two schools have partnered in a co-admission arrangement that is designed to reduce barriers, promote smooth transitions between institutions, and assure that student success is optimized. Students taking advantage of the partnership have increased curricular choices and are able to tailor their educational experiences to fit personal goals, preferences, and needs.
  • To be eligible for co-admission, students must be in pursuit of an Associate of Arts degree, an Associate of Science degree, or a degree program that is formally articulated between the two institutions. Co-admission students must meet current Concordia admission requirements. Transfer students must have successfully completed a minimum of 18 quarter or 12 semester transferable credits from an accredited U.S. institution.
  • Students who do not meet the above admissions criteria, but have demonstrated the potential to succeed in earning a baccalaureate degree, may be granted conditional admission to the program upon the agreement of both institutions. Students admitted under this provision may be asked to participate in activities intended to enhance their success as a condition of their admission.

For more information, students should contact their advisor or the Office of Admission at either institution.

OAICU Cross Registration

A full-time undergraduate student may take one course per semester (fall or spring semesters only) at no additional tuition cost at one of the neighboring institutions in the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities as those courses are available and approved. Generally, only courses not available on the home campus may be selected. Cross registration is initiated by application through the CU Registrar.

Portland Community College (PCC) Dual Admission

  • For students interested in attending Concordia University and Portland Community College, Tillamook Bay Community College, or Columbia Gorge Community College, the schools have partnered in a dual admission arrangement that is designed to reduce barriers, promote smooth transitions between institutions, and assure that student success is optimized. Students taking advantage of the partnership have increased curricular choices and are able to tailor their educational experiences to fit personal goals, preferences, and needs.
  • To be eligible for dual admission, students must be in pursuit of an Associate of Arts degree, an Associate of Science degree, or a degree program that is formally articulated among the institutions. Dual admission students must meet current Concordia admission requirements. Transfer students must have successfully completed a minimum of 18 quarter or 12 semester transferable credits from an accredited U.S. institution.
  • Students who do not meet the above admissions criteria, but have demonstrated the potential to succeed in earning a baccalaureate degree, may be granted conditional admission to the program upon the agreement of both institutions. Students admitted under this provision may be asked to participate in activities intended to enhance their success as a condition of their admission.

For more information, students should contact their advisor or the Office of Admission at either institution.

Simultaneous Enrollment in the Concordia University System

With the approval of the two campuses involved, a Concordia-Portland student can study for up to one year at another participating Concordia campus within the Concordia University System without transferring, submitting transcripts, or complex paperwork. The academic credits earned are entered on the student’s transcript at his/her “home” Concordia. Eligibility rules apply and inquiries should be directed to the Visiting Student Coordinator in the Registrar’s Office.