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Learn more about Concordia University, St. Paul online programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) How do I prepare for online courses?

Each student will complete an online orientation to prepare for the start of classes.

2) How will I access my online course?

Enrolled students will receive a login ID and password. Upon entering the ID and password in the login window, students will be able to access their online class, view course information or retrieve their academic records.

3) Will I have face-to-face meetings with my professor?

Online courses are delivered entirely through the Internet. However, students can visit the campus and meet with professors during office hours if desired.

4) Will I have access to library resources?

Library resources and services are available 24/7 to all students.

5) How do I get help if I cannot access my online course?

Contact information for the help desk is provided upon enrollment.

6) What are the technical requirements for online learning?

Personal Computer: Mac or PC – Manufactured within the last three years.

  • Internet Connection * : Minimum 3G – Cellular, Satellite, DSL, or Cable Modem Broadband connection speed and local control over any blocked ports
  • Browser: At least two up-to-date browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera or Safari) Configured to allow JavaScript, java, cookies, pop-ups from Concordia University-St. Paul
  • Software ** : Microsoft Office Suite or compatible software capable of reading and creating the following extensions: docx, xlsx, pptx Java, QuickTime, Flash player, Adobe reader or compatible software Up-to-date Antivirus Software (that can be managed locally to allow Concordia University-St. Paul content) Other program specific software*
  • Processor: At least 2Ghz Manufactured within the last 3 years
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Peripherals: Monitor capable of minimum 1024 x 768 resolution

* You must ensure that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) does not have a firewall as it may interfere with certain online course features, most notably chat rooms. This mainly happens in workplace networks, but can occur if you have installed additional security measures at home. If you have installed Norton Utilities, Yahoo or Google toolbars, or any other pop-up blocker, you will need to work with their support systems to adjust your settings to allow content from Concordia University, St. Paul.

** Specific courses or degree programs may have additional requirements; please see your Admission Counselor for further information.

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Veterans receiving full Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill) benefits are eligible to receive a undergraduate or graduate degree tuition-free from Concordia University, St. Paul. Housing and other fees still apply. Contact Concordia at 651-641-8230 or admissions@csp.edu.

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My Concordia education provided me with the knowledge, skills and experience I needed for my field.

Bethany (Paulus) Ramsey '08
Director of Christian Outreach Major