Western Oregon University Invites Concordia University-Portland Students to Transfer to WOU

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Students and employees invite Concordia University-Portland students to discover why they should transfer to Western Oregon University.

“WOU is a good fit for Concordia students because of our many similarities, from our academic programs to our average class size,” WOU President Rex Fuller said.

Concordia students have several factors to consider in deciding where to transfer to either start or finish their degree.

Having recently gone through the transfer process, Jessica Sandoval, Katy Tripp and Lyndsey Stewart shared why they transferred to WOU.

Sandoval chose WOU for its smaller class sizes and reasonable cost compared to other universities. Stewart said the class sizes are small enough for students to have a good student-to-professor relationship that helps with their understanding of the class material.

“When I began the process of transferring to WOU, I felt immediately that the college had considered the support that a transfer student needs,” Tripp said.

Understanding that Concordia students might be feeling uncertain and worried about their academic future, WOU has created a dedicated team to support Concordia students. WOU employees are from areas including Graduate Programs, Admissions, Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Housing and more.

Flowers in front of a brick buildingWOU offers many of Concordia’s undergraduate majors and graduate programs, including: biology, business, elementary education, secondary education, exercise and sport science, psychology, Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education. WOU offers several minors in the same areas as Concordia, as well as an A.B. in Liberal Studies degree for adult degree completion. WOU’s criminal justice program would work well for Concordia’s students interested in homeland security, and the new master’s in organizational leadership may be a good fit for some of their Master of Business Administration students.

If you are a Concordia student ready to join the WOU family, here’s a checklist:

  1. Apply. The application fee has been waived and qualified students will be automatically admitted if they are:
  • Are an undergraduate or graduate Concordia student who can show current attendance
  • Have an acceptance letter for fall 2020
  1. Financial information
  • WOU is among the most affordable universities in Oregon with tuition and housing for Oregon residents at about half the total cost of Concordia’s sticker price.
  • Any undergraduate or graduate student transferring from Concordia or who had been accepted for fall 2020 admission to Concordia will receive at least $1,000 toward WOU tuition. Students must add WOU’s school code (003209) to their FAFSA/ORSA and/or scholarship application and may be eligible for more financial assistance.
  • Admitted students can apply for scholarships, due March 1.
  • Ask about the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) rate.
  1. WOU’s here to help. If you have questions, WOU employees are ready to provide or find answers to assist you.

Visit WOU’s Concordia page to learn more about transferring or enrolling at Western Oregon University

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