Concordia University Ann Arbor is opening its doors to South University students in response to an announcement from parent company Dream Center Education Holdings, LLC that they have ceased new enrollment at the Novi location, which is 30 miles from Concordia’s Ann Arbor Campus.

The sudden halt in on-ground enrollment has left many South University students scrambling and unsure of plans to complete their degrees.

Concordia University Ann Arbor is holding a Transfer Student Workshop on Thursday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m. for students who would like to continue their education in one of CUAA’s four academic schools offering a total of over 60 program options.

Contact Deirdre Musser to register for the Transfer Student Workshop on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 2:00 p.m.

“We are passionate for giving individual attention and care to students in transition,” CUAA Director of Enrollment Chance Childers said. “We have already received calls and visits to campus from South University students who are worried about their next steps. We have a lot to offer them, and we want to help.”

Concordia will host a transfer workshop, specifically designed for South University students, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, to make the transition as smooth as possible for any students who choose to continue their degree pursuit at Concordia. Students are still able to apply and register for the fall 2018 semester, which begins Aug. 27.

Concordia’s team of academic advisors will work closely with students to design degree completion plans that maximize transfer credits and enable students to maintain momentum in their chosen fields of study.

With its total enrollment of 1,081, Concordia’s size and proximity offer a well-suited alternative to the South University Novi campus, located just 30 miles away from Concordia’s scenic Ann Arbor campus. Additionally, Concordia’s mission to develop students in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world align with the South University commitment to the professional, social, intellectual, and personal development of diverse students.

“Our goal is to smooth this initial transition phase as much as possible for them,” Childers said. “We are confident that these students will find Concordia to be a place that prepares them to lead lives of purpose in whatever field of study they are pursuing.”

“We are passionate for giving individual attention and care to students in transition,” CUAA Director of Enrollment Chance Childers said.

The Aug. 2 transfer workshop will include a campus overview and step-by-step instructions on the transfer student admission process to Concordia. There will be a tour available for both the central campus and North Building, home to CUAA’s healthcare programs including the School of Nursing, athletic training, health and human performance, and social work programs and, launching in 2019, physician assistant program. Students who aren’t certain they’re ready to commit to Concordia are also invited to schedule a campus visit with the university’s admissions staff to learn more about Concordia’s offerings.

South University students interested in attending the transfer workshop at Concordia University Ann Arbor can register here. For more information on the workshop, contact Deirdre Musser, transfer admission counselor, at or 734-995-7312.

South University students interested in scheduling a general campus visit can contact, Corinne Kuclo, admissions visit coordinator, at, or 734-995-7255. Learn more about Concordia by taking a look at the 2018 CUAA Viewbook.

— Rachel Thoms served on Concordia University's Strategic Communications team from 2015-2022. Any inquiries about this story can be sent to

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