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1. About Concordia University

1.1. Our History

        

    

 

 

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Concordia University Wisconsin

Lutherans in Wisconsin founded Concordia College in 1881. Thirteen students began their instruction in the basement of Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Milwaukee. In 1882, property located on 31st Street between State and Highland Streets was purchased to start a permanent campus.

In 1886, Concordia received a perpetual charter from the State of Wisconsin which authorized it to provide "classical, technical, and religious instruction to young men and students who desire to prepare themselves for the ministry of the Lutheran Church." For approximately eight decades, Concordia offered high school and the first two years of a liberal arts college program.

In the 60's and early 70's, a lay ministry program was incorporated in the curriculum along with co-educational programs for those interested in becoming teachers, deaconesses, or social workers in the Lutheran Church. Concordia also added a full complement of business and secretarial courses to its curriculum.

In 1978 Concordia was authorized by the Missouri Synod to become a 4-year accredited college providing education in teacher education, nursing, medical assistant, social work, and engineering.

In a farsighted move in 1982, the Missouri Synod purchased the former campus of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Mequon, Wisconsin. The attractive campus consists of 192 acres on the shore of Lake Michigan, just 15 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee.

On August 27, 1989, changing the college to university status was approved by the Board of Regents. Concordia University Wisconsin became the first University in the Missouri Synod college system.

Even with all these changes Concordia seeks to develop mature Christian students by sharing the teaching of Jesus Christ in all of its educational programs. This prepares students to competently communicate their vocational knowledge in the written and spoken Word by serving the Church and society throughout the world.

 

Concordia University Ann Arbor 

Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA) is a private, liberal arts university in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, CUAA entered into a unique alliance with Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) in July, 2013 that should prove beneficial to both schools.  CUW will broaden its reach into a new geographical area, while CUAA will benefit in strengthening enrollment, marketing and administrative support to continue providing LCMS higher education to students in the Great Lakes region. 

  • Our small class size and low student-to-professor ratio foster close relationships between students and faculty and creates a supportive, caring community.
  • The schools at Concordia Ann Arbor (School of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, and Haab School of Business Administration) offer students a great education in the liberal arts tradition while giving them the experience and skills to succeed by teaching ethics and values in the classroom.
  • Our 187-care campus on the banks of the Huron River creates a beautiful and safe environment and is just minutes from the restaurants, cultural activities and resources of downtown Ann Arbor.

 

 

 

1.2. Concordia University Campuses

Concordia University Wisconsin is located on 192 acres off the shores of Lake Michigan, just 15 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee. Campus buildings are connected by 3.5 miles of indoor walkways.  Click here to view the map of CUW.

 

Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI

 

Chapel of Christ Triumphant

Chapel of Christ Triumphant, Concordia University Wisconsin

 

Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI is a 187-care campus on the banks of the Huron River. It is a beautiful and safe environment and is just minutes from the restaurants, cultural activities and resources of downtown Ann Arbor.  Click here to view the map of CUAA.

CU AA

Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI

 

Chapel of the Holy Trinity

Chapel of the Holy Trinity, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI

 

1.3. Accelerated Learning Centers

We have CUW Accelerated Learning Centers all across the United States where students can take classes.

Please refer to our site list at CUW Accelerated Learning Centers.

1.4. Why should I choose your school?

Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) has been consistently ranked as a top tier school by US News and World Report. The largest Lutheran university in North America, CUW is known for providing students to the region, the country, and the world who are in service to their faith.  Click on the photo to view more information.

1.5. Admission Requirements

CUW's GPA Requirements

All graduate programs require a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above for full acceptance.

Our BSN completion for RN's program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above for full acceptance.

Adult Education programs do not have a minimum GPA for acceptance.

 

Admission requirements vary among programs.

Please choose a link below to learn more abut the admission requirements for your program.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

BSN completion for RN's

Adult Education

 

Some specific admission requirements for certain programs: 

Personal Statement

Graduate and Adult Education programs:

Yes, your personal statement should include reasons why you want to pursue your degree at Concordia University Wisconsin, how this degree will help you achieve your goals and your motivation for pursuing this degree at this time.

It also serves as a writing sample.

The BSN completion for RN's does not require a personal statement at this time.

 

Letters of Recommendation

Graduate and BSN for RN's programs:

Yes, we require two letters of recommendation that are academic or professional in nature and address your ability to do graduate work.

Adult Education:

These programs do not require two letters of recommendation at this time.

 

Personal Interviews as part of application

Graduate Programs:

Personal interviews are required for our Entry Level Doctor of Physical Therapy and Graduate Counseling students during the admission process. All other graduate programs do not require an interview as part of the admission process.

Adult Education/BSN programs:

These programs do not require a personal interview at this time.

 

Application Document Information

You may send us copies of admission materials, with the exception of your official transcripts which have to arrive in our office in a sealed envelope directly from your school.

1.6. International Students Admission/ Transcripts

Most applications are evaluated by staff familiar with international transcripts, grading, and other vagaries of international academe. Transcripts rarely need to be sent out to be evaluated, but if they do need to be reviewed, Concordia University uses the Milwaukee based Education Credential Evaluators Office.

Students should apply directly to the university and will be advised further if evaluation is required.

For more information please visit our International Admission Site here.

 

 

1.7. Concordia University's Academic Policies

Concordia University's academic policies can be found here.

Additional online policies and procedures are found in the portal at my.cuw.edu on the Program Info tab in the Online window and viewing the online student handbook.

1.8. The Learning Resource Center

 

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) serves the Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) community by assisting students on their path to academic achievement.  We offer five fundamental services: peer tutoring, writing center, disability support services, Supplemental Instruction, and academic skills development.  Our person-centered approach aims to empower individuals in realizing their potential as college students and beyond. 

Please visit our Learning Resource Center's website for a full listing of their services and how to contact them.

1.9. Academic Calendar

For more information regarding University events, visit our online academic calendar.

1.10. Campus Bookstore

For textbooks and Concordia University Wisconsin apparel, visit the Bookstore's website.

1.11. The Career Services Center

The Career Services Center supports the mission of Concordia University Wisconsin by helping our students and alumni determine and fulfill their career goals.  Through programs, services, assessments, research and exposure to opportunities, we strive to foster career management confidence and skill development.

We offer various services and resources to all students, alumni, faculty & staff, and employers.

Please view Career Services here.

2. Online Learning Information

2.1. Blackboard Student Overview

2.2. Online Learning Test Taking Policy

If your course requires you to take an exam in Blackboard please follow these steps to ensure you have a successful test taking experience:

 

  • Check with your internet provider at home to make sure that they are not planning an outage for upgrades or maintenance during the time you are planning to take your test. It is also a good idea to plan to take your test at a time when internet usage isn't at a peak. You can check with your internet provider to find out this information.

 

  • Check your CUW e-mail and the announcements on the front page of Blackboard to be aware of any times for maintenance or upgrade outages. 

 

  • Start your test well in advance of the ending time for the test availability

 

If you experience a technical difficulty during your test please do the following:

1.         Make a note of what time you stopped the exam and of any error messages that occur.

2.         Immediately E-mail your instructor to let them know there was a problem and to document the time that your test stopped functioning.

3.         Attempt to re-enter the exam and if successful, finish and submit the exam.

3.         If you are not able to re-enter the exam, submit a support request to blackboardsupport@cuw.edu or find additional resources in the Help & Support Tab in Blackboard.

4.         Your instructor will communicate with the Blackboard support team to determine your access to finish the test.

 

NOTE: Please disregard this information if your instructor requires you to take an exam at a test site. These tips are only if you are taking an BLACKBOARD test/quiz on your own computer.

 

2.3. What is Online Learning?

Online Learning is a term given to the group of courses that are offered through online tools. 

Students generally do not come to campus or attend remote centers regularly.  Some online courses have specific residency requirements.

The Online office acts to help students interact with various other departments on campus. 

Online students can contact the Online office directly by these departments:

 

General Inquiries

Phone: 1-800-665-6564 Email: online@cuw.edu

Admissions

Phone: 1-877-289-1897 Email: onlineadmissions@cuw.edu

Concordia Blackboard Technical Support

Phone: 888-377-7447 Option 1           Email: blackboardsupport@cuw.edu

 

2.4. Online Office Business Hours

Our office is open from 8-4:30 p.m. CST Monday thru Friday. 

However, if you need to contact us after hours you are welcome to leave a message and we will get back to you the following business day. 

The Online Office can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the Online CUW Site.

2.5. CUW's Online Enrollment

We currently have over 1600 students taking an online course/program at this time.

The class size varies by program and course. In some of our courses online the student works one on one with their instructor. Other courses are taught as a cohort group with an average class size of 10-20.

 

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2.6. Online Programs

You may view more information about Concordia's online programs here.

 

At the graduate level our most popular programs via Online are MS-Counseling, MS-Education Administration, MBA and MS-Nursing

At the undergraduate level our most popular programs via Online are the BA-Business Management and BSN completion for RN's programs.

 

2.7. Graduate Nursing Degree

For information regarding our online graduate nursing program please visit our Graduate Nursing Website.
 
 

2.8. Teacher Certification

On-campus, we  have many certification programs.  Visit the CUW Education Page.   
 
For online education degrees, visit Online Graduate Programs.

2.9. Alternative Education License

There are three courses required for Alternative Education: EDG 932, 933 and EDG 927.  These three courses run each semester in a cohort format online. 

Please contact the Online Office to receive information when the next set of the courses are available. 

The Online Office can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the Online CUW Site.

 

Click on the photo to go directly to the CUW Online Alternative Education License Page 

 

2.10. CAGE

You may find information about our CAGE (Certification After Graduate Education) program here.

2.11. TOTA

TOTA stands for Transitional Program for Occupational Therapy Assistants. This is a program for persons who are certified by the occupational therapy credentialing board (NBCOT) as occupational therapy assistants to achieve a bachelor's degree in rehabilitative science and an entry level master's degree in occupational therapy. Graduates of the MOT program can sit for the national certification exam for the credential of OTR (occupational therapist, registered). This is a 3 ½ year program of online courses and on-campus meetings one weekend per month.  See the TOTA program website for more information.

2.12. Adult Education

You can find all the information for Concordia University Centers and Off-campus by going to the Adult Education website.
 
To view more information about the Concordia University Online, visit our site here.
 
 

2.13. Non-Degree Classes

You may apply online as a non-degree seeking student.

This information is found on our Online Website.

 

3. Getting Started

3.1. Apply at Concordia University

 

To apply at Concordia, please complete the online application form here.

 

For information about Undergraduate programs, click here.

For information about Graduate programs, click here.

For information about Online programs, click here.

 

 

3.2. Letters of Recommendation

All graduate programs require two recommendations that are academic or professional in nature using the Recommendation Form, or recommendation letters on letterhead may be submitted. For more information, see the Application Process for Undergraduate and Graduate programs.

If you have questions, contact the Online Office which can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

3.3. DSST (Dantes) or Clep Tests

Please see CUW's additional means to receive credit page for information on Dantes or Clep exams.

 

CLEP and DANTES examinations are non-traditional approaches to earn credit in Concordia's School of Adult Education.  The credits earned can only be applied in the elective category, except they can be used in the core categories of Physical Development and Mathematics.
 
Important Policies to Know
CLEP and DANTES tests do not count toward the completion of the Concordia residency requirement of 48 credits. CLEP and DANTES exams are transfer credits and will count against the 80 credit maximum transfer limit. Students will not be awarded credit for CLEP/DANTES exams which duplicate, in any way, coursework for which transfer credit has been previously awarded or courses which are part of their program at Concordia.  Likewise, if a student is awarded credit for a CLEP/DANTES exam, coursework or portfolio credit in the same subject area will be denied.
 
Study guides and exam information are available at the CLEP and DANTES websites.
 
CLEP:  www.collegeboard.com/clep
 
DANTES:  http://www.getcollegecredit.com/
 
Concordia students considering CLEP or DANTES examinations should talk it over with their adult education advisor and request a copy of the current year's informational pamphlet on which courses are approved and how to apply to take the examination.  For all non-Concordia credits, including CLEP/DANTES, use the "Transfer Request" form for approval prior to taking the course.  

3.4. New student orientation

For online students there is an introductory course that all are required to take. This is a free course.

If you have questions, contact the Online Office which can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

 

 

3.5. Prerequisite Courses

All of the prerequisite courses are available in an Online format. 

Please contact the Online Office if you have questions. We can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

3.6. Student ID Number/ Card

Your Student ID Number

This is the number that you would use to access your student account information or register for a course.

Your student ID is a 9 digit number beginning with F00.

 

Student ID Card

We will create a student ID card for you and send it to you upon registration of your first Online course.

If you lost your ID, please contact our Online Librarian. There is a $25 charge for replacement cards.

For more information visit the ID card page here.

 

If you need further assistance, please contact the ODCE. We can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the Online CUW Site

 

3.7. Register For Online Course

Steps for registering for an online course:

 

1.  Log into my.cuw.edu with your F00 number and your password.

2.  Once you are logged in, click on the 'Student Services' tab.  Click on 'Look up Classes.'

3. In the drop down menu, choose the Term, then click 'Submit':

4. The advanced search window will open.  Choose your Subject (you may choose more than one subject by holding the Crtl key while choosing); For campus, choose 'Online'; Last, choose your Course Level. When finished, click on the button 'Section Search.'

5. A page will open with the courses available for the term.  If there are no courses available, no list will appear.

Here is an example of the Education search for Spring 2014:

 

6. To register for the course, Check the box to the left of the course, Then click the Register button.

 

If you need assistance, please contact the Online Office by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW OnlineSite.

3.8. Course Audit

Auditing an Online course is available. However, you will need to have approval by your program director prior to registering and you must contact the Online Office to register as a student audit.

If you have questions, contact the Online Office which can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

3.9. Textbook Information

Textbook Costs 

The cost for textbooks really varies from course to course.

The average is about $100 per course.

 

Paying For Books

You will be required to pay for your books upon ordering them online.  If you have financial aid you will still need to pay for them up front and then fill out a cash release form and turn it in to financial aid to be reimbursed.  You may find this form online via the portal at my.cuw.edu in the Forms Repository under the Resources tab. Search in the Business Office Forms category.

 

When to Buy Books

You will need to purchase your textbooks right away for your Online course(s) since (in general) you only have four weeks from registration in which to turn in your first assignment.

 

Book(s) On The Way? 

Please contact our CUW Bookstore to check on your textbook order.  They may be reached at 262-243-4349 or by email at bookstore@cuw.edu
 
For books rented from the Online Office, contact us by by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the Online CUW Site.

 

Book Return

Books for Online Accelerated Learning classes are to be returned to the Mequon campus within one week of completion of your course.

In the event that materials are not returned, a charge will be placed on your account. Materials not returned within 30 days will be ineligible for a reversal and the book charges will stand.

You can either drop them off in the Mequon Accelerated Learning office or mail them to the address on the front of the book.

An instructional sheet is included in the original packaging with the address for shipping.

Books should be returned to:

 

Office of Continuing and Distance Ed

Concordia University Wisconsin

12800 N Lake Shore Dr

Mequon, WI 53097

 

 

3.10. Full Time Status

For Undergraduate students, full-time status is 12 credits per semester, part time status is 6 credits.

For Graduate and Professional studies full-time status is 6 credits per semester, part-time status is 3 credits.

Adult Education studies, full-time status is 12 credits per semester, and part-time status is 6 credits.

 

Visit the Course Catalogs page to view your studies for additional information. For further assistance, contact your advisor.

3.11. Placement Tests

Contact your advisor or the online office at 1-800-665-6564 or by email.

3.12. Edit Personal Information

If you need to change your personal information, please email the Online Office with your changes and we will take care of the rest!

 

3.13. Credits Transfer

Information for graduate students regarding transfer credits is included in your letter of acceptance. For Adult Education and BSN a letter will be sent to you after official review of your transcripts.

If you need additional assistance, contact the Online Office. They can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

3.14. Program Change Form

Because there are different forms for programs, please contact your advisor directly to request this. 

 

If you need additional assistance, please contact the Online Office by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

3.15. Student Records

The Registrars Office preserves official student records.  You may contact them by phone 262-243-4345 or by email.

 
 

3.16. Interview for DPT

Graduate Programs:

Personal interviews are required for our Entry Level Doctor of Physical Therapy and Graduate Counseling students during the admission process.

All other graduate programs do not require an interview as part of the admission process.

For information for graduate programs, please visit the Graduate Programs page.

 

AE/BSN programs:

These programs do not require a personal interview at this time.

3.17. Academic Appeal

Academic appeals differ by programs.

For graduate programs please follow the attached procedures found in the Graduate Student Handbook

For Adult Education please follow the attached procedures found on the Adult Education Academic Appeals page

For traditional undergraduate and BSN please follow the attached procedures found in the Undergraduate Student Handbook

4. General Course Information

4.1. Blackboard Support

For general information and troubleshooting tips, visit the Blackboard Knowledge Book.

 

If you have any issues or errors and the Knowledge Book is unable to help, please contact Angel Support:

 

By email: Online: blackboardsupport@cuw.edu; Face to face: CELT@cuw.edu

Phone: 262-243-4327 or 888-377-7447, option 1 for online courses, option 2 for face to face courses

Online: Create an Blackboard ticket here.

 

 

4.2. Online Handbook

Online Student Handbook

The Online Student Handbook is available on the portal at my.cuw.edu under the Program Info tab in the Continuing and Distance Education Window.

 

 

 

If you have questions, contact the Online Office which can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

4.3. Library Online Services

We have a wonderful library system here at CUW. 

Please go to the CUW Rincker Library to access our online library system called TOPCAT. From this site you can look up and check out books, articles, etc

If you have trouble accessing this please contact our Online Librarian to assist you.

4.4. Atomic Learning

Concordia has partnered with Atomic learning, a free site for students and faculty. Self-help and training is available for Microsoft Office, Open Office, YouTube, Adobe, and many other applications.

 

Atomic Learning provides web-based software training for more than 100 applications students and educators use every day. Our just-in-time approach focuses on answering the common questions people have when learning popular software packages. Atomic Learning provides thousands of short, easy-to-understand tutorial movies and resources that can be used as an integral part of a professional development program, a valuable curriculum supplement, an anytime/anywhere software training resource, or as a helpdesk resource.

 

 

 

 

4.5. Grading Policy

The grading policy varies by program. 

Please view our academic catalog or contact your academic advisor for your specific program grading policy.

If you have additional questions, you may reach the Online Office, which can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

4.6. Course Schedule

Many of our Online courses are not semester based. This means that you may register for the course anytime. However, once you register you have 4 weeks in which to turn in your first assignment and then would have up to 16 weeks to complete the course.

Other Online courses are semester based and run under the dates of our traditional semester.

If you have questions, contact the Online Office which can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

4.7. Exam Schedule

Most courses have exams that you take online for your course through Angel.

However, if it is not an online exam, and instead would need to be proctored, the Online Office would set up an exam site in your area.

For more information, contact the Online Office which can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

4.8. Portfolio Requirements

Please contact your program director/advisor because portfolio requirements may be different from program to program.

 

If you have additional questions you may contact the Online Office which can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

4.9. Incorrect Grade in System

Please start by contacting your instructor directly about this.

They will contact the Online Office to assist in getting the correct grade in the system.

If you have additional questions you may contact the Online Office, which can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

4.10. Withdraw information

If a student wishes to withdraw from a class after turning in the first assignment but before the second assignment is turned in, there will be a 50 percent refund of tuition.

If the student wishes to withdraw from a class anytime after the second assignment is turned in, there will be NO REFUND OF TUITION.

 

You may drop an Online course online via the portal at my.cuw.edu. Click on the Program Info tab and the drop courses form will be located in the Continuing and Distance Education window. Just fill out the form and hit submit and we will do the rest for you.

 

In general, the Refund policy for dropping an Online course are:

  • If you have registered but have not turned in your 1st assignment you receive a full refund.
  • If you have turned in your 1st assignment but not your 2nd assignment you receive a 50% refund of tuition.
  • If have turned in 2 or more assignments there will not be any refund of tuition.

 

4.11. Instructor Doesn't Reply After 48 Hours

Waiting for a response from my instructor

With the exception of emergencies and holidays, your instructor typically has 48 hours to reply to you. 

If it has been longer than 48 hours, please contact the Online Office and let us know that you are having issues contacting your instructor and we will be happy to assist you.

The Online Office can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

4.12. Online Course Completion Time

If you have an independent format course you have up to 12 weeks from registration to complete.

If you are in a cohort group taking a course you have definite start and end dates just as you would a face to face course and information is provided to you upon registration.

If you have questions, contact the Online Office which can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

4.13. View Transcript/ Course History

You can view your course history and transcript through the CUW Portal:

 

1.  Log into my.cuw.edu

2.  Click on Student Services Tab.  In the 'Academic Profile' window, click on 'Transcripts.'

 

If you have questions, contact the Online Office which can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

4.14. Course extension

Please contact your instructor directly for possible course extensions.

If you are unable to contact your instructor within 48 hours, contact the Online Office which can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

4.15. How to Find the CRN# for my Course

After logging into Angel, the home page shows the list of your courses.  On the end of the course title, there is a long number which represents the CRN, or Course Reference Number.

In this example, the CRN is 9003-201499.

For additional Assistance:

Online courses- please contact the Online Office.

On-campus courses, please contact the Registrar's Office.

4.16. GPA Calculation

The total quality points are divided by GPA credits (this does not include pass/fail credits).

Total quality points are determined by multiplying the credit hours of a course by the point value of the grade (e.g. and "A" in a 3 credit course would be 4.00 x 3 = 12.00 quality points, or a "C" in the same 3 credit course would be 2.00 x 3 = 6.00 quality points.

 

If you have additional questions please contact your instructor or you may contact the Online Office which can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

4.17. Course Information

You may view course descriptions online in our Academic Course Catalogs.

If you have questions, contact the Online Office which can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

4.18. On-campus and Online Courses

You may switch from online or on-campus formats throughout your program. 

 If you would like to switch please contact your advisor or the Online Office to assist you.

 

The Online Office can be reached by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the CUW Online Site.

4.19. Drop or Withdraw from an Online Course/ Refund Policy

You may drop an Online course online via the portal at my.cuw.edu. Click on the Program Info tab and the drop courses form will be located in the Continuing and Distance Education window. Just fill out the form and hit submit and we will do the rest for you.

 

In general, the Refund policy for dropping an Online course are:

  • If you have registered but have not turned in your 1st assignment you receive a full refund.
  • If you have turned in your 1st assignment but not your 2nd assignment you receive a 50% refund of tuition.
  • If have turned in 2 or more assignments there will not be any refund of tuition.
A first assignment is defined as follows:
A first assignment is a graded discussion, quiz/test or dropbox assignment that is completed in the Learning Management System and is recorded in the Learning Management System gradebook.

 

4.20. View Grades

Viewing Grades

Viewing Final Grades In my.cuw.edu

  1. Login to my.cuw.edu.
  2. Click on Student Services
  3. Click on Student Grades Window
  4. Choose term then 'Go.'

 
Viewing Grades in Angel
Concordia's Course Management System (Angel) has a built in grade book. You can check your grades in Angel by:
  1. Entering the course you want to check grades in.
  2. From the left-hand tool menu, click the "My Grades" link.
  3. All grades that have been released by the instructor will be shown.

Obtaining Your Grades

You may view and print your grades online from the portal at my.cuw.edu on the Student Services tab.

 

For more information, contact your advisor or contact the Online Office at  1-800-665-6564 or by Email.  If you need Angel online technical support, you may contact by phone, 262-243-4327 or by Email.

4.21. Repeating Online Courses

You may repeat any online course.  The best grade will be used in the calculation of your GPA. 

For more information, contact your advisor or the Online Office at  1-800-665-6564 or by Email.

5. Email Information

5.1. Cancel Email Account

Concordia Student email account will not be deleted unless it has not been accessed for 6 months.

At this time Students who leave the University may continue to use their email account indefinitely, providing occasional login.

If you wish to terminate your account please email IT Helpdesk.

5.2. Change Email Username

Your login for the cuw email is your banner ID or student number in the form F00XXXXXX. This can not be changed.

5.3. Changed Name/ Email Address Change Request

Send an email from your CUW email to: mark.newhouse@cuw.edu and explain that you have changed your name.

5.4. Mailbox Maximum Size

Email Quotas:

You will receive the notice specified when each size is reached:

Issue Warning at 100MB
Prohibit Send at 125MB
Prohibit Send and Receive at 150MB

5.5. Password Issues for Portal, Email, or Angel

Your ID and password is the same for my.cuw.edu (portal), email, and Angel.

 

This password is not able to be viewed by anyone, therefore if you are unable to sign in you will need to make a password change.

For most people you can use the automated system on the CUW reset page here.  For CUAA students, please go to the CUAA Password reset page here.

If our system does not contain your birth date and/or your social security number you will need to contact the IT Helpdesk to make your password change by phone 262-243-4357 or  emailing IT Helpdesk.

5.6. Viewing Email Off Campus

The email is accessible from anywhere on the world wide web, webmail.cuw.edu.  To log in, use your f00# as your login and your password.

The web email system looks and feels like using Outlook. Therefore it allows users to do other things like calendar (including creating appointments with other CUW people), task list, and contacts.

NOTE: Our student email system does not allow messages to be auto forwarded to outside email accounts.

5.7. First Time Use

Your email account is automatically created when you register for your first class at the University.

Shortly after registering we will mail you a letter detailing how to obtain access to our systems.

If you have questions or issues you may contact the IT Helpdesk by phone 262-243-4357 or email.

5.8. Email Address

For most people there email address is firstname.lastname@cuw.edu. If your name matches another user within the system a number 1-9 may be amended to the last name.

Your email address will be mailed to you.

If you have questions or issues you may contact the IT Helpdesk by phone 262-243-4357 or email.

5.9. Can I have more than one email address?

Students are allowed only one email address in the form of firstname.lastname@cuw.edu

6. Technical

6.1. Change Personal Information in Banner

Banner does not allow for Personal Information to be changed.

To change an address/phone number/email address please contact the Registrar office at 262-243-4345 or by email.

6.2. Streaming Video Error

The videos require Adobe Flash Player 8 or higher for Streaming video.  In addition, a broadband connection is recommended optimal viewing experience.   To install the latest Adobe Flash Player click here.

If your course videos do not play, contact the Angel helpdesk at 262-243-437 or angelsupport@cuw.edu

6.3. CUW Pin Number Error

If you are ever asked for a PIN inside of the my.cuw.edu portal, it means that there is something wrong. Contact the Helpdesk at 262-243-4357 or ithelpdesk@cuw.edu. Sometimes a firewall will cause troubles accessing content on the my.cuw.edu portal. It is helpful to try another computer on a different internet connection before contacting the helpdesk.

6.4. Discount Software for Students/ Staff/ Faculty

Software available to Students

There are discounted versions of software are available through WAICU or through Academic Superstore.

6.5. Minimum Computer Requirements

Hardware: Minimum 1.5GHZ processor and at least 512MB ram running Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or Apple iOs. 

Software: Microsoft Office is helpful for assignments and viewing some course materials. For Angel you should have the latest players from Adobe (Flash and Reader), as well as the latest Java software. Suggested software includes an antivirus and a program to create PDF documents.

To check if you browser is going to work correctly with Angel, please go to Angel Browser Checker.

Brand: CUW has an agreement with Dell. Other common brands we see students buy are HP, Gateway and Sony.

6.6. The Portal

The Portal is the way that CUW students connect to information regarding a number of topics.

The Portal contains information on courses offered, a schedule builder, transcripts, email programs, timetables, exam schedules and department contact numbers.
 

If you experience any issues while using portal, please contact the IT department at 262-243-4357 or ithelpdesk@cuw.edu

6.7. Who to contact if there is a problem with an Online course

Please contact our Online office with any questions or problems you may be having. We will respond to you with an answer or direct you to the right person or office for an answer.

 If you need Angel support, contact the Angel Helpdesk  or 262.243.4357 for support. If you need to leave a message please provide as many details as possible. Some specifics to include are the nature of the problem, what part of Angel isn't working, and contact information.

6.8. How do I contact the IT helpdesk?

Hours and Contact Information for Concordia Information Technology

The Information Technology Helpdesk is located on the Mequon Campus at Rincker 103.

We are open:

  • Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00pm.
  • Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm.
  • Our telephone number is 262-243-4357.
  • Our email address (preferred) is IT Helpdesk.

When requesting passwords please include the following with any correspondence:

  • Name,
  • ID number (F00... if known),
  • Birth date,
  • Last 4 digits of your social security number and
  • A return contact method.

6.9. Does ITServices provide general support for computers?

PC Service

For a fee we will clean/reload Windows on a PC. The computer has to be brought to IT office so that we can diagnose it and get authorization for services to be provided.

 

If you have questions or issues you may contact the IT Helpdesk by phone 262-243-4357 or email.

6.10. Using different web browsers

Most if not all web browsers will work with the Universities web applications. Some functions and/or features may only work in Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer is the preferred or recommended browser.

 

To see if your browser is compatible for angel, please visit the website Browser Checker.

6.11. Can I use dial-up for Online?

Internet Connection Speed

Most content in available from Online through the Angel course management system which will work through a dial-up connection, however some courses make use of larger document types or media types. These larger files, and streaming audio / video may be difficult to access through a modem. If you are experiencing trouble while using a modem, please contact the Online office to inquire about alternative access methods for media and files.

7. Financial Aid/ Tuition

7.1. Contact the Financial Aid Office

Information on contacting CUW Financial Aid office:

 

Concordia University Wisconsin

Financial Aid Office

12800 N. Lake Shore Dr.

Mequon, WI 53097  

 

Phone: 262-243-4569

Fax: 262-243-2636

Email: Financial Aid

Location: Luther 105

Hours:  

Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM   (Closed during Chapel)

7.2. Apply for Financial Aid

You will need to file a FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) with the Federal government.

This form is located here.

Please apply each academic year that you plan to attend and make sure to print your confirmation page and keep for your records.

7.3. View Account Balance

To look up your account balance and payments made at anytime online via the portal at my.cuw.edu

 

1. Go to the Student Services tab.

2. In the My Statement window, there is a summary of your statement. To view in detail, click on 'Statement and Payment History'

 

If a payment is not showing up on your account please contact the Cashiers Office

7.4. Financial Aid for International Students

A limited amount of university funds are available each year. Interested students should contact International Admissions or visit our site for more information.

 

7.5. Refund request for Credit on Student Account

You may request a refund from our Business Office.

Please email your request here.

7.6. Cash Release Form

Please go to the my.cuw.edu portal and click on the resources tab and then Forms repository.  Please type in the specific cash form requested either direct deposit or cash release.  For further questions please contact the Cashier's Office at 262-243-4318.

7.7. Scholarships

There are many scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate studies. Visit Concordia's Scholarship site here.

7.8. Federal Loan Information

Please visit CUW Financial Aid page here or visit FAFSA.

 

7.9. Federal School Code

Concordia University Wisconsin's federal school code is 003842 or you may use the name Concordia University Wisconsin as a school choice. 

This code is used for completing your FAFSA form.  For further information on this please contact the Financial Aid Office here at CUW. 

We can reached by phone at 1-800-243-7899 ext. 4539 or for more details, go to our financial aid website.

 

 

7.10. Eligibility Requirements

Federal regulations require you to be at least a half-time student.

For graduate students this means you must carry at least 3 credits per term and for undergraduate students you must carry at least 6 credits per term.

Full-time status for graduate students is 6 credits per term and for undergraduate students it is 12 credits per term.

7.11. Checking the Status of a Financial Aid Application

Contact FAFSA directly at 800-433-3243 to check your status or visit their website here.

Please have your social security number and date of birth available.

You will be contacted by our financial aid office if we need more information about your application.

7.12. How and when will I receive my financial aid?

Your award notification (which must be signed and returned) will be sent after we receive your completed FAFSA and you are enrolled for classes.

Your aid will not be able to be posted until you have turned in your 1st assignment in your Online course. Receiving your aid is usually two weeks after your first assignment.

 

If you have any questions, contact the financial aid office by phone at 1-800-243-7899 ext. 4539 or email Financial Aid

7.13. Withdrawing from a Course and Financial Aid

This could affect your funding. Please check with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from a course.

We can be reached at financialaid@cuw.edu

7.14. Payment Options

You can pay for your course(s) by cash, check or by credit card.  If you are paying in cash you must come to campus to pay in person. 
Please remember to include your name, Student ID # and what course you are paying for.

 

If you are paying with a check you may send this to the CUW business office:

Concordia University Wisconsin

Financial Aid Office

12800 N. Lake Shore Dr.

Mequon, WI 53097  

If you are paying with a credit card you may do this online via the portal at my.cuw.edu on the Student Services in the Pay My Bill Online channel. 

You may also pay over the phone at 262-243-4360 or fax at 262-243-4459.

7.15. Payment Plan Information

We currently do not offer payment plans for Graduate or Adult Education Online at this time.

If you have any questions, contact the financial aid office by phone at 1-800-243-7899 ext. 4539 or email Financial Aid

8. Admissions/ Registrar

8.1. Diploma Information

To view information about diploma requests and other information, see the Graduate form website here.

 
Note: You usually receive your diploma about 8 weeks after your final grade has been posted in the system. 

8.2. Admissions Office Contact Information

For graduate information you may contact admissions here or visiting our site.

 

 

For Adult Education information you may contact admissions here or visiting our site.

8.3. Registrar's Office Contact Information

To contact the Registrars office:

Registrar's Office
Office Location:
  LU 109
Office Hours:
 
  -  Monday-Thursday from 8:00am-6:00pm;
  -  Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm
Phone:
  262-243-4345
Email:
 registrar@cuw.edu

 

8.4. Contact Staff, Faculty, or Department

You can search email, office location, and phone extension by staff, faculty, or department on the CUW Search Page here.

8.5. School Withdraw

We are sad to hear that you will be leaving. Please email the Online Office to request a withdraw from Online and the University.

8.6. Special Student Status

Special student status upon acceptance means that you my have had a lower GPA then is required, but other issues may also be applicable.   This status means that we have accepted you under the requirement that you earn a B grade or better in the 1st nine credits that you complete.

 

For more information, please see course catalogs.

8.7. Application Status

Your admission counselor will contact you when your application materials arrive. We will also send you e-mail updates to let you know the status of your application through the entire admission process. 

If you have any questions, contact the Online office:

Office of Continuing and Distance Education

Concordia University Wisconsin

 1009 W Glen Oaks Ln Suite 202

Mequon, WI 53092

 

Phone: 1-800-665-6564

Email: online@cuw.edu

8.8. Tuition and Fees

Application fees vary for Undergraduate, Graduate, CUW centers, and Online programs.

 

For Undergraduate, visit the Application site here.

For Graduate, visit the Application site here.

For more information of CUW Centers and Off campus, visit the Application site here.

 

8.9. Re-enroll to CUW

If it has been over one year since you have last taken a course please contact your advisor.

If you need additional assistance, please contact the OCDE office.

 

Office of Continuing and Distance Education

Concordia University Wisconsin

1009 W Glen Oaks Ln Suite 202

Mequon, WI 53092

Phone: 1-800-665-6564

Email: online@cuw.edu

8.10. Online Course Registration Timeline

 

As a general rule, when registering for an Online course you will need to register 4 weeks before wanting to begin the course.

If you have a question about this, please contact the Online office by phone at 800-665-6564, by email, or visiting the Online CUW Site.

 

To register for a course, click here for information .

 

8.11. Application Deadline

The application deadline varies among programs. Please view the Concordia University Programs information page regarding a program of interest.

Click on the program you are interested in. If you need additional information you will find contact information on the bottom of the program page.

 

 

 

8.12. Hold on a Student Account

If your student account has a balance due of $50 or more your account will be put on a computer-generated hold.

You may pay the balance due online via the portal at my.cuw.edu.  Go to the Pay My Online Bill on the Student Services tab.

9. Graduation

9.1. Apply for Graduation

First of all, congratulations!

You may apply for graduation online via the portal at my.cuw.edu.  Click on the Student Services tab and go to the Graduation Information channel.

 

 

9.2. Order my Class Ring

Graduation announcements and class rings can be ordered directly from Josten's site here.

9.3. Graduation Location and Time

All the what, where, when and how's about current graduate graduation information is available here.

9.4. Graduation Ceremony Tickets

Tickets for graduation are available each semester. If you are a student taking courses on campus you may pick up your tickets at Countdown to Commencement or at the Registrar's Office.

If you are an Online student you will need to request to have your tickets sent to you.

Please email your request to the Registrar's Office.

9.5. Graduation Fee

The graduation fee is $50. The fee is applied in the last semester before you graduate.

If you are walking in the graduation ceremony, there is an additional fee payable to Josten's for the Cap and Gown.

You may order your cap and gown and find other graduation information online on our Graduation Information home page.

10. Campus Information

10.1. Campus Safety

We have a wonderful Campus Security staff to assist you if you will be on campus. For information please look at the Campus Safety website.

10.2. Inclement Weather

If daytime classes are cancelled at the CUW Mequon campus, the decision is made by 6:00 a.m.  For evening classes, the decision is made by approximately 2:00 p.m. that same day. For classes at our sites away from Mequon, the decision to cancel is made by the appropriate center director in consultation with the Mequon campus.  We also put a closing information message on the my.cuw.edu Portal and put a message on the CUW information line, 262-243-2222.  Although we also contact several local broadcast television outlets so that they can broadcast the information, sometimes they do not have up-to-the minute information.  Again, for accurate class cancellation/CUW closings because of weather, contact 262-243-2222 or look at the messages on the my.cuw.edu portal.

10.3. Freddy the Falcon

CUW School Mascot

Freddy the Falcon is CUW's official school mascot!  A towering figure--that's 6'2" to be exact, he is seen during most home games on campus.  He is also available for other services such as parade appearances or any other campus activity. 

Please visit Freddy's CUW Facebook Page!

10.4. School Colors

Concordia University Wisconsin school colors are Blue and Sunrise Yellow.

10.5. Alumni Association

 

The alumni website is designed to be a one-stop resource for all of your alumni needs.

For information please visit the at Alumni Association site.

10.6. Campus Map

You may view additional information including campus parking and printout this map here.

10.7. Concordia Beacon

The Concordia Beacon is available by paper or online with archives here

10.8. Concordia's Organizations and Clubs

We have a wide variety of organizations and clubs including:

  • Alpha Chi                                                                                        
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)                
  • Art Guild                                                                                         
  • Assoc. of Concordia Euchre?                                                     
  • Assoc. of Concordia Theatre (ACT)                                           
  • Ballroom Dancing                                                                         
  • Biology Club                                                                                  
  • Business Club (SAM)                                                                     
  • Chess Club                                                                                      
  • Communication Club                                                                   
  • Concordia Society of Law                                                           
  • Cycling Club                                                                                   
  • Drama Ministry Team                                                         
  • German Club                                                                                 
  • International Club                                                                       
  • Math Club                                                                                     
  • Medieval Reenactment Games                                 
  • National Art Education Assoc. (NAEA)                     
  • Pre-Pharmacy Club                                                                      
  • Pre-Sem Student Association                                                    
  • Project Eden                                                                                 
  • Psych Club                                                                                                    
  • Sign Language Club                                                                     
  • Spanish Club                                                                                 
  • Sports Medicine Society                                              
  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee  (SAAC)         
  • Student Government Association                                            
  • Student Nurse Association (SNA)                              
  • Student Social Work Organization                                           
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble                      
  • TGB Society                                                                                  
  • The Block                                                                                      
  • Urban Education Club                                                                 
  • Yoga Club           

 

For more information about current Organizations & Clubs, visit the web page here.                                                   

10.9. Falcon Sports

We offer quite a variety of sports to students.

Visit the CUW's Falcon Webpage.

 

10.10. Campus Description & Amenities

Campus Size

Concordia's attractive campus consists of 192 acres on the shores of Lake Michigan, just 15 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee. Campus buildings are connected by 3.5 miles of indoor walkways.

CUW's Rincker Library

We have a wonderful library and Online librarian ready to assist you!

Please go to the portal at my.cuw.edu and click on the Library tab to see everything they have available for you!

Can't find what you need as an E-Learner? Please contact the Online Librarian.

Gymnasium Information

Please see our website for all facility information. We have a beautiful Sports and Fitness Center and the R. John Buuck Field House.

CUW Siebert Dining Hall, the Falcon Nest and Books, Bagels and Coffee

We offer student three areas in which to dine. The Siebert Dining Hall, the Falcon Nest and Books, Bagels and Coffee.  More information on both of these wonderful dining areas may be viewed online at CUW Dining options

10.11. On-Campus Jobs

There are many positions that are available to students throughout the semester. You may visit Falcon Jobs site here

 

Please contact our Career Services Office for additional information which can be reached by email.

 

10.12. Church / Chapel Services

Church Services at CUW

Church services are available on campus.

Daily Chapel is held Monday-Friday each day classes are in session in Fall and Spring Semesters. 

  • Starts at 9:30am in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant. 
  • It is a 15-20 minute service. 

Sunday Worship is held each Sunday that classes are in session in Fall and Spring semesters (excluding breaks). 

  • Starts at 10:00am in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant, with Holy communion about twice a month. 

Occasional special evening services are held (during Lent, for example) and student-led evening prayer services are held Monday-Thursday throughout much of the semester at 9:30pm

Some Chapel services are also listed for view on Angel homepage.

10.13. Campus Housing & Residency

Dorms & Student Housing/Residence Life

We do have housing available for traditional students here on campus.  Please view our housing information. If you are an Online student needing to come to campus to fulfill their residency courses, you will receive separate information from the Online office when the courses are offered.

Please click on our Residence Life link to contact the Residence Life office.

Housing availability for Residency

Many times we will have housing available for our Online students coming to campus for their residency. You will receive a packet of information before residency courses are offered. This packet will give you housing options at that time. If your residency is coming up but you did not know if there is residency housing available please contact our CUW Housing office.

Size of Beds

For traditional undergraduate students living in a Residence Hall on campus, the beds are standard twin size. There are a few long mattresses that are available upon request. Requests should be directed to the Office of Residence Life.

All furniture provided by the University is stackable and loft-able, and is provided by the school, so students do not need to purchase loft kits.

10.14. What is the meaning of life?

Answer: 42

See  the "Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy"