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The President and Board of Trustees of Eastern Oregon University set admission policies and enrollment limits. Such policies are subject to change, therefore, students should consult with Admissions staff about current standards.
All freshman applicants must submit the following to the Office of Admissions:
*If you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entering first-year students must complete the following subjects by high school graduation, with a C minus or higher:
Eastern Oregon University gladly accepts your Advanced Placement scores. This Advance Placement table shows the credit and/or General Education credit awarded.*
Eastern Oregon University recognizes IB achievement by awarding credit to students who score 5 or above on standard and higher level IB exams. Students must indicate that they would like official test scores sent to EOU in order to award credit. Contact your IB Coordinator or IB North America to request score reports. 212-696-4464 | Order IBO Transcript Direct Link
Test scores are used for eligibility for scholarships but are not a factor in the selection process for fully qualified applicants. First-year applicants who have graduated from an accredited high school within three years must submit official SAT Reasoning or ACT scores. For students taking the redesigned SAT Spring 2016, the essay portion is optional. The following are EOU codes to provide at the testing sites for EOU to automatically receive results:
*CollegeBoard redesigned the SAT exams in March 2016. The new SAT reports two section scores, Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math, on a scale of 200-800 each. The old SAT reports Critical Reading, Math and Writing, also on a scale of 200-800 each.
Students who did not graduate from a standard or accredited high school and home schooled students must qualify for admission by meeting the following standards:
For Non-Accredited and Home Schooled Students to be eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid at Eastern Oregon University, they must earn the GED or have completed 72 college credits.
If you earned a General Education Development degree (GED), follow the directions outlined below on the basis of when you received your certificate:
*Applicants who received their GED in 1997 or later must also meet the second language requirement as described above.
Applicants who graduated from high school prior to 1985 must meet the minimum GPA requirement for entering first-year students. The high school subject requirements are waived. Applicants who graduated from high school between 1985 and 1996 are required to have two years of college prep courses which may include second language, computer science, fine and performing arts or other college prep electives, which may be at the discretion of the admitting institution, include a comprehensive sequence of units in a vocational-technical area of study.
Students who believe they may not meet the admission requirements may petition the Admissions Committee by providing the following:
A Personal Statement
The personal statement is one of the most critical components of a successful petition for admission to EOU. It must be typed, spell-checked and edited for grammar. Ask a teacher, counselor or co-worker to proof read your statement before sending it. Make sure it is your best version! In 500-700 words answer the following questions:
Letters of Recommendation
A minimum of two letters must be submitted and must be written from someone other than immediate family members such as a teacher, principal, employer, coach, etc. They should explain their relationship with you and the probability for academic success at Eastern Oregon University.
Additional evidence of academic and community achievements and service. Student may submit resumes, awards/certificates, community service hours, etc.
The Admissions Committee will review each submitted portfolio and assess the probability of academic success and may prescribe coursework and remediation activities as conditions for enrollment. The Committee meets the third Friday of every month. Submission of Individual Review Portfolio does not guarantee admission.
In addition to the above admissions requirements, students from the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau and Republic of the Marshall Islands are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by:
Transcripts from non-U.S. schools can have evaluations done by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) accredited agency. We recommend using World Education Services (WES) for these services.
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