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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.”