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If you’re a student at Cardinal Stritch worried about where or how you’ll finish your degree, we’re here to help. 

On April 10, the sad news broke of Cardinal Stritch University’s plans to close at the end of the academic year. Stritch, Concordia’s friend and neighbor institution just 11 minutes south, joins a growing list of universities nationwide that have had to shutter operations within the past few years due to mounting challenges facing the higher education landscape. Concordia’s community extends its thoughts and prayers to the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Stritch.

In the wake of this announcement, Concordia is committed to providing Stritch students with certainty:

  1. Attractive transfer options
  2. A quick and smooth process
  3. Graduate-level tuition rates that are equal to or lower than what students paid at Stritch
  4. Direct admission and competitive prices at the undergraduate level

Transfer open house

Register today for a special Wednesday, April 26 open house just for Cardinal Stritch transfer students. Times run all day from 10:00 am until 5:30 pm and include group tours and individual advising sessions.

Graduate and adult accelerated Stritch students

At the post-traditional student level, Concordia is pleased to offer:

  • Equal or lower tuition costs
  • All transfer credits accepted (Tip: It may take some time for you to receive your transcripts. Help expedite your potential transfer by sharing an unofficial transcript – courses and credits completed – with us when you apply)
  • Seamless transition into compatible CUW program

Be sure to add our FAFSA code (003842) to your financial aid application!

Traditional undergraduate Stritch students

At the undergraduate student level, Concordia is pleased to be able to offer:

  • Direct admission
  • Competitive financial aid packages presented within two business days (after receiving a FAFSA and completed documents or completing Concordia’s non-need form)

Be sure to add our FAFSA code (003842) to your financial aid application!

Dozens of similar programs

Concordia University Wisconsin offers multiple compatible programs for Cardinal Stritch students. Some of our highlighted programs include:

Want in?

Ethical. Hard working. Respectful. Curious. Welcoming. Christ-minded. While all our students are different, certain qualities unite our community and make us Concordians. We look forward to welcoming you!

If you have preliminary questions or concerns, please contact our Admissions Office at Otherwise, we invite you to go ahead and start your application.

Are you a Michigan resident looking to transfer to a school closer to home? Did you know Concordia University Wisconsin has a sister campus in Ann Arbor, MI –  voted the top college town in America. Concordia is located on the Huron River and just five minutes from downtown Ann Arbor. CUAA offers over 70 academic programs and scholarship opportunities available for art, music, theatre and athletics. Concordia also accepts state grants if a student qualifies for the Michigan Tuition Grant or Michigan Achievement Scholarship. Learn more or schedule a visit at

This article was originally posted on April 11th and has been updated with new information.