General Education Prior to Transfer
Although the CUI GE requirement does not have to be completed prior to transfer, Concordia accepts the following General Education certifications to fulfill most of the university’s Q& I general education requirements:
- Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
- California State University (CSU) General Education Breadth requirements
- Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)
- Oregon and Washington’s Direct Transfer Associate degree (DTA). Comparable transfer certifications from other states can be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Associate of Arts (AA) and the Associate of Science (AS) degrees that meet the CSU General Education Breadth requirements
Course requirements for the IGETC, CSU General Education Breadth, ADT, DTA, comparable transfer certifications, and the AA and AS degrees must be completed prior to matriculating to Concordia. Official certifications and degrees must be submitted upon completion of all required courses. Deadlines to submit verification or a petition for verification to Concordia are October 15 for the fall semester and March 15 for the spring semester of the academic year a student matriculates to Concordia. Upon verification, Concordia’s general education requirements are waived except for the required Enduring Questions & Ideas core courses and theology courses. See Undergraduate Transfer Credits for information.
The above certifications satisfy the General Education requirements at Concordia with the exception of the Enduring Questions & Ideas (Q&I) Core and Theology course requirements. See Enduring Questions & Ideas (Q&I) Core requirements for transfer students.
- 120-semester units are required for graduation
- 30-semester units must be completed at CUI (18 of the last 24 units must be completed at CUI)
- 30-semester units of upper-division coursework are required for graduation of which 21 units must be completed at CUI
- 18 units in the student's major and 9 units in the minor must be completed at CUI
- Graduation Requirements
A total of ninety (90) semester units are allowed for students, of which a maximum of seventy (70) semester units may be transferred from a regionally accredited community college. Within the 90, up to 15 semester units of (P)Pass, (CR)Credit, or (S)Satisfactory grades will be accepted if it is equivalent to C- or higher grade. Additionally, within the 90 and 70-semester units, only 30 non-accredited, credit by exam (AP, CLEP, DSST, IB), and/or military units may be transferred. Only courses with a grade of C- or higher will apply towards the student’s Q&I general education, major, minor, or elective credit. Courses with grades below a C- are not accepted in transfer.