Credit for Prior Learning

EOU Has You Covered: Earn College Credit for Prior Learning!

Don’t let your valuable experiences go unrecognized. At Eastern Oregon University, we believe in honoring your knowledge and skills. That’s why we offer you the opportunity to earn college credit for your prior learning.

Whether you’ve gained expertise through work, military service, or personal pursuits, we understand the value of your achievements. 

Our experienced staff will guide you through the process, helping you identify eligible areas of expertise that reflect your accomplishments. We recognize your unique journey, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about EOU’s different Credit for Prior Learning opportunities. Together, let’s turn your experiences into academic success.


Students entering Eastern Oregon University may have college credit awarded for educational experience obtained in the military. Credit will be evaluated and based on the recommendation of the American Council on Education.

Agency Sponsored Learning

Students may receive credit for courses and training taken from non-degree granting organizations such as the military, corporations, labor unions, professional and voluntary associations, and government agencies.

Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning

The APEL process provides an opportunity for students to document acquired learning from life/work experiences in a format that can be assessed for academic credit.  Within the outcomes of the APEL 390 course, students identify their learning from adult life experiences that correlate with college level achievement in specific disciplines that are available at EOU.

Transcript Evaluations

Whether you are a newly admitted freshman or transferring to EOU with prior college coursework, the Admissions and Registrar’s Offices are committed to making every reasonable effort to ensure maximum credit is awarded toward degree completion based on your official transcripts.

Transfer Credit Review

Discover how your prior coursework can apply to your program of interest.

Additional opportunities

Students with military experience, AP coursework, Agency Sponsored Learning, CLEP placement exams, International Baccalaureate achievement, or Sophia and Straighterline credits have the opportunity to earn credit for prior learning experiences!

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Experience high-quality education with EOU’s online degrees and prepare yourself for a diverse, interconnected world. We offer more than 30 online degree programs that provide you flexibility and personalization.

“EOU online courses are great for working adults with careers who are looking to continue or complete their university coursework. A big part of why I will complete my degree through EOU online is because the professors are always available for advice and guidance. The advisors know the courses, professors, and ways to help students succeed.”

Gabe Ortega
Integrative Studies (Communications/Social Anthropology)
Salem, Ore.