Student Resources

Concordia University – Portland’s programs help students become successful, insightful, and innovative educators. Whether online or on-ground, we offer a variety of resources to ensure students succeed throughout their degree program and beyond. Use the links below to find what you need, or reach us by phone at 877-251-4405.

Student information

Logins: Your student account is your gateway to earning your degree.

Student Handbook: Take your time to read through the student handbook to fully understand what is expected of you as an online student in one of Concordia University – Portland’s degree programs. Download the latest version: Concordia Portland Student Handbook.

Learning disabilities and accommodations: Concordia University – Portland is committed to the full access and inclusion of all qualified students and its program. Click here for a full overview.

Class schedule: The calendars reflect all of the start and finish dates for the upcoming classes. We set the time frame, and you choose when you learn. View the current class schedules.

Student Services: Your Student Services Advisors are here to help! Learn more about the team, and how each member strives to enrich every student's learning experience: Student Services Advisors.

Courses, books, library, and gear

Online Library: Our online resources include full-text articles and journal databases, and are available to Concordia Portland students 24/7. Click here to visit our Online Library.

Bookstore: We work closely with our textbook partner, MBS Direct, to guarantee you receive the best in education. The following directions walk you through how to order books for your classes.

  1. Visit http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/education.cu-portland.htm (you will need your student ID or G-number)
  2. Select “Order Your Books” from the options on the homepage
  3. Enter student ID
  4. Review courses and materials listed and add items to your cart
  5. Review cart and proceed to checkout
  6. Sign into your account (or create a new account if this is your first time ordering)
  7. Verify shipping address
  8. Review and finalize order

For customer service, visit the bookstore’s support section, or call directly at (800) 325-3252.

Transcripts and graduation

Request transcripts: Log into your MY.CU account to request an official—or view an unofficial—transcript. Alternatively, visit the Office of the Registrar’s transcripts and diplomas page for step-by-step instructions.

Graduation application: Submit your application to the Registrar’s Office by the end of your 5th course. Follow the proceeding instructions to apply, or contact your Student Services Advisor for more information.

  1. Log into your MY.CU account
  2. Select “Student & Financial Aid”
  3. Select “Student Records”
  4. Select “Graduation Application”

Concordia Portland alumni networks

Graduates of Concordia University - Portland’s online programs receive the same great career and education benefits & services as our campus graduates. We encourage you to browse our official alumni section and take advantage of events and ways to stay connected with us.

Ways to keep in touch:

Concordia Portland Ambassador Program

The Ambassador Program is a unique community of online students and graduates of Concordia University - Portland. Ambassadors have the opportunity to connect with peers, support each other and interact in an exclusive community, and access resources to support ongoing success in education.

What is an Ambassador?
An Ambassador is a student or graduate of Concordia University – Portland’s degree programs. An Ambassador is a proud supporter and advocate for the university. As a member of an enthusiastic community that represents the University, an Ambassador can offer education scholarships to friends and colleagues interested in furthering their education.

To learn more about this exclusive opportunity, visit the Ambassador website.

 

Class Schedules

Master of Education Program:

Class Begin Date Class End Date
November 9, 2014December 13, 2014
December 14, 2014January 24, 2015
December 21 - December 27 : Winter Break
January 25, 2015February 28, 2015
March 1, 2015April 4, 2015
April 5, 2015May 9, 2015
May 10, 2015June 13, 2015
June 14 - June 20 : Summer Break
June 21, 2015July 25, 2015
July 26, 2015August 29, 2015
August 30, 2015October 3, 2015
October 4, 2015November 7, 2015
November 8, 2015December 12, 2015
December 13, 2015January 23, 2016
December 20 - December 26 : Winter Break

Doctorate Program:

Class Begin Date Class End Date
October 19, 2014December 13, 2014
December 14 - January 3 : Winter Break
January 4, 2015February 28, 2015
March 1, 2015April 25, 2015
April 26 - May 2 : Spring Break
May 3, 2015June 27, 2015
June 28, 2015August 22, 2015
August 23 - August 29 : Summer Break
August 30, 2015October 24, 2015
October 25, 2015December 19, 2015
December 20 - January 2 : Winter Break
January 3, 2016February 27, 2016
 

Student FAQs

Frequently asked questions

I can’t log into my class. What should I do?
Technical support is available. For help with your account, please contact: studentservices@education.cu-portland.edu.

How do I request a transcript?
You may request an official or view an unofficial transcript through your My.CU account or visit the Office of the Registrar's Transcript page for step-by-step instructions by clicking here.

How can I check my grades?
Students can view their grades for individual assignments in the “My Grades” screen in each Blackboard course. Official course grades and transcripts can only be accessed via My.CU. Finals grades will be available through My.CU within a week after each course ends. My.CU is the same website you use to accept financial aid and update personal information. Remember to use your CU ID number (Gnumber) and PIN to login to My.CU.

What if I have a question about my grade?
Your instructor can answer specific grading questions. In the event that your instructor is unavailable, or the class has ended, you may contact the student services department at studentservices@education.cu-portland.edu.

What is the Academic Standing Policy for Concordia Portland online graduate students?
It is important that every student takes a moment to review the handbook and become familiar with our Academic Standing Policy. Students who do not successfully pass 1 course will be placed on Academic Probation. Failing 2 courses places you at terms for dismissal from the University. You can review the Academic Standing Policy: Concordia University - Portland Online Handbook.

Can I take two classes at once?
No. Concordia Portland’s online courses are designed to be offered in a specific sequence and build on learning in a logical order. In addition, an important feature of our program is the use of a cohort model through which candidates interact and progress with the same companions and supporters throughout the program’s completion. For these reasons, simultaneous enrollment in two courses is not allowed.

How do I access the online library resources?
Concordia University - Portland offers many online tools, including full text articles and journal databases. To access the online library go to http://www.cu-portland.edu/academics/library.

What if I need to take time off from my studies?
A student who must request a leave of absence from studies for any reason should contact the Director of Student Services at studentservices@education.cu-portland.edu.

How can I find out more about the American Psychological Association (APA) format required for Discussion Board posts and in the formal writing I do?
Concordia University - Portland's library offers links to many writing resources including APA formatting sites. To access these resources go to http://www.cu-portland.edu/academics/library?topicid=31.

Where can I get information about the Action Research Project?
An overview of the action research project and student exemplars can be accessed at http://www.cu-portland.edu/academics/colleges/college-education.

What if I have a question, but do not know who to ask?
Please feel free to contact us at studentservices@education.cu-portland.edu with any questions or concerns you may have throughout your program. The faculty and staff at Concordia Portland want you to become successful in all aspects of your course and program. We are here to provide you assistance and support necessary for your success.

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from a University in Canada. Does this degree satisfy the prerequisites of enrollment for your University?
Lindsay Niemeyer, Assistant Director of International Admission, says: “Your Canadian degree may fulfill the requirement of needing a Bachelor’s degree. However you will be responsible for having your transcripts evaluated by a professional evaluation service in order to determine if your degree and grade point will meet our requirements." For a list of acceptable evaluation services, please visit: International Student Admission Requirements.

What is the schedule for course sessions and breaks?
Check the course calendar for course start dates and breaks on this page.

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