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The President and the 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.
(Freshman Admission Requirements)
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Students with the following Associate degrees from accredited Oregon, Idaho or Washington state community colleges will be considered as having met the general education distribution requirements at EOU:
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, 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 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 be sent for an evaluation by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) accredited agency.
We recommend using World Education Services (WES) for these services.
All materials submitted to the Office of Admissions become the property of Eastern Oregon University and cannot be returned to the student or forwarded to another institution.
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