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COSA ready to assist Concordia University-Portland students

We at COSA are saddened to hear the news of Concordia University-Portland's closure effective the end of April 2020. This is, no doubt, a very difficult time for staff and students.

COSA has received a number of calls regarding the ability of students from CU-Portland to transfer into our administrative licensure and degree programs. We have reached out to Concordia University-Chicago, COSA's partner university. Concordia universities are independent, but their support for one another is a priority. Staff at CU-Chicago have assured us that they are ready and willing to work with us to support CU-Portland students during this difficult transition. 

CU-Chicago has posted The Oregon Promise, a detailed page for potential transferees, and is developing an expedited application process to support transfers. In addition, COSA will be updating our Degree & Licensure page regularly to provide resources for potential transferees.

COSA’s partnership with CU-Chicago remains strong and our licensure and degree programs are here to stay. Dr. Russell P. Dawn, President of Concordia University-Chicago, released this statement:

“Although the institutions of the Concordia University System operate independently, we walk together in mission. We resolve to help Portland students, who have unexpectedly found themselves in a very difficult situation. We are committed to offering pathways that enable our fellow Concordians to find their way to a new Concordia home. Our primary aim in the wake of this announcement is to care for displaced students and faculty and to smooth their transitions.” 

For more information, please feel free to reach out to Krista ParentColin Cameron or Trina Hmura at COSA, 503-581-3141.