FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Most Frequently Asked Questions  


How Do I Apply?

Taking a dual credit class with Eastern Promise is easy!

  1. Verify the course information. Are you taking the course from your high school, online through EOU, or on EOU’s campus?
  2. Complete and submit the online application using the button below (Active for 1 year).
  1. Complete the Financial Responsibility form with your high school teacher or counselor. If you do not have the form, contact ep@eou.edu to complete it online.

All completed forms should be given to your high school teacher OR emailed to ep@eou.edu. Once your forms have been received and your application is processed, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to log into your EOU portal system, at my.eou.edu, and access Mountie Hub to register for classes.

Have questions or need assistance? Email us at ep@eou.edu or Call us at 541-962-3941.

School Partnerships


How does Eastern Oregon University’s Early College Dual Credit Program Partner with Schools?

School districts can partner with Eastern Oregon University to offer students the opportunity to get a jump start on college and in their careers. EOU works individually with each school district to meet the needs of their students, teachers, and administrators. 

Our goal is to simplify the dual credit process for everyone. Students can take overload courses and dual credit courses 100% online or in their classrooms. School counselors and administrators have access to student academic success data on a regular basis which allows EOU to flag at-risk students and provide additional support.
All courses and Career Pathways apply towards an actual bachelor’s degree. Gone are the days of taking college courses in high school that do not transfer to a university. Students can complete EOU courses and start working on a bachelor’s degree while in high school.

Who do I contact if I want to explore a partnership with EOU?

Contact the Enrollment Development Coordinator, Cody Singer, using the following information:
Online Scheduling Tool: cody-singer.youcanbook.me
Phone: 541-962-3086
Email: singerc@eou.edu

What Learning Management System (LMS) does EOU use?

EOU courses are hosted in Canvas.

Are courses taught by high school teachers or college faculty? Asynchronous or Synchronous?

Both! All of the courses offered are available 100% online (Asynchronous) and taught by EOU faculty members. High schools that have qualified teachers and want to teach the courses in their classrooms (Synchronous) can request approval to teach locally. 

Course Options Include:

  • Dual Credit: Courses that are transcribed by a high school and the University. These are courses taught by EOU faculty OR approved high school teachers

Overload Courses: Those offered online and are taken in addition to a student’s regular schedule.

What are the minimum student requirements?

Students should have access to a computer and reliable internet.

Do courses require textbooks?

While many courses utilize free open access materials, many still require textbooks. Students and Counselors are encouraged to check their course for required textbooks at the EOU Bookstore!

How many hours per week are students expected to work in each course?

Every learner has different time commitments and progresses through the coursework at their own pace. On average, students can expect to spend 2-3 hours a week for every credit they take.

For example, if a student takes a 3 credit course, they can expect to spend an average of 6-9 hours a week on that course. It is noteworthy to mention this is an average. Some students may need much less time to complete their work while others require more.

Can school partners access student grades and academic progress checks?

Yes! School administrators and counselors can request to receive Canvas course data including current grades, participation counts, and regular progress checks throughout each class. For dual credit courses, EOU will share final grades at the end of every term.

How are the courses paid for?

Every partnership is unique. EOU discounts tuition for high school students. Many school districts cover the cost for their students and EOU sends a group-invoice. Other schools pay a limited number of courses per year. And others require students to pay for the courses. 


EOU can customize a third-party billing plan for every school partner. This includes programs such as the Idaho Advanced Opportunities program. We will work with each school to identify funding options and develop a plan that works for everyone.

Can Idaho Advanced Opportunities Program funds be used to complete courses?

Yes! Students can meet with their high school counselor/college and career advisor to develop a learning plan and utilize their Idaho Advanced Opportunities funds.

Parents & Guardians


Is EOU Early College Dual Credit Regionally Accredited?

Yes! Eastern Oregon University is Regionally Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1931. Regional Accreditation is the highest level of accreditation available for all colleges and universities. Locate our Accreditation Information Here.

Is my child a good fit for EOU Early College Dual Credit Courses?

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to education and completing college-level courses. What do we believe?

College Is For Everyone!

No student should ever be discouraged from taking college courses and getting a head-start in their careers. Our mission is to make college available to every student, not just those who are advanced, can afford it, or because their parents went to college. In fact, we strive to serve all students and support them to take advantage of getting a head-start.  

To be successful in taking college-level courses, students must be self-motivated and driven. College classes and grades are recorded permanently on university transcripts and must be disclosed when applying to other universities. Students must recognize that college-level courses are often more rigorous than high school classes. This should not discourage anyone from enrolling, instead, it should only be recognized that students will be considered college students and have the same expectations.

What are the expectations for family involvement?

We recognize every student has a unique family environment. While there are no required expectations from family members, students who are successful in taking college-level courses in high school often have families who check in regularly and offer support. We encourage each of our student’s families to take an active role in their child’s education because we believe this is an essential role in success.

How many college credits can my child earn?

This is up to you, your child, and your school counselors! Students are permitted to take up to 8 credits per term. For example, students who begin college courses their Junior year of high school could earn up to 64 credits before they graduate.

Can my child transfer credits to other universities?

Yes! While all courses taken at EOU can be applied to bachelor degrees at EOU, students can choose to transfer their college credits to other regionally accredited colleges and universities. Every regionally accredited school can evaluate and accept transfer credits at their discretion.

Who is responsible for paying for the college courses?

There are a variety of options available to cover the cost of your student taking college credits. We recommend you speak with EOU or your school counselor to review your options:

School Districts – Some school districts cover the cost of all or some credits per year.

Third Parties – Many students and school districts have programs that can cover or supplement the costs of college courses while in high school. The Idaho Advanced Opportunities program is an example of this for Idaho public school students. 
Students & Families – Students and families can also take advantage of significantly discounted tuition. When students are responsible for covering their own costs, the student’s parent or guardian will be required to complete a Financial responsibility form

How much does it cost to take college classes while in high school?

  • Students taking college classes while in high school have the opportunity to save thousands of dollars while getting an early start on college. Cost per credit:
    • On campus or Online Classes = $75 / Credit
    • High School Dual Credit Classes = $40 / Credit

Note: Many school districts may pay for some or all of your early college credit. Contact your school for more information.

Student Life


Will I be sitting in front of a computer all day?

Absolutely not! Courses are hosted online or in a traditional classroom with your teachers depending on your school. While online courses taught by EOU instructors do require computer access, you will complete a variety of offline activities such as reading, research, lab work, and group projects with other students outside the virtual classroom.

What does a typical class look like?

Every course is a little different. You can expect a syllabus that outlines major deadlines, assignments, and other important instructions at the beginning of your class.

Online classes offered by EOU Instructors are considered “Asynchronous”. This means you will not be required to attend class at any specific time or day. You will be responsible for completing assignments on your own time prior to deadlines. 

Your classes will provide opportunities for you to engage with other college students around the country! 

Who will be in my classes?

Dual credit classes offered at your high school will be with your high school peers.

Dual credit classes offered online through EOU Instructors will be with some of your high school peers and other college students.

What time do classes start and end each day?

They Don’t! Online classes offered by EOU Instructors are considered “Asynchronous”. This means you will not be required to attend class at any specific time. You will be responsible for completing assignments on your own time prior to deadlines. 

Your schedule is up to you! While many students love this sense of freedom, planning your schedule is very important to ensure you are successful.

What if I fall behind or begin to struggle?

Contact your high school counselor, teacher, instructor, or advisor as soon as possible!

Can I join clubs, organizations, sports, or other student activities?

Yes! You can start to engage with Eastern Oregon University through social media:

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Visit our Athletics Department and attend a game! 
Explore our Clubs and Organizations and see which you might be interested in!

Can I finish my degree pathway at EOU or transfer?

Yes! All of the EOU classes you take apply to degree programs at Eastern Oregon University.  Check out all of our online and on-campus programs here!

Can I visit EOU’s Campus?

Absolutely! You can schedule a virtual or in-person tour here.

How do I download Official Transcripts?

Students can access final course grades through unofficial transcripts here or by requesting official transcripts through the student’s Mountie Hub account.

Academics & Enrollment


How do I get started?

Students can complete their application by clicking “Student Application” on the Students and Parents page.

How do I log into Mountie Hub for the first time once my application is approved?

How do I register for classes?

When are classes offered? When can I register?

Classes are offered during 4 terms a year:

  • Fall (Sept. – Dec.)
  • Winter (Jan. – March)
  • Spring (April – June)
  • Summer (June – Aug.)

Registration Dates & Term Start/End Dates Can Be Found Here. Note: Most classes are first-come-first-served. Schedule your registration date to register asap.

What if I want to take a Math or Writing class?

  • Prior to registering for math or some writing courses, students must take the Accuplacer exam UNLESS the student has already met the prerequisite for those courses. With a completed prerequisite satisfactory score on the Accuplacer, students will become eligible to enroll in college level math and writing.

Contact the Testing Center for more information. Accuplacer exams can be taken in the testing center on the EOU campus, at a regional site center, or proctored at a high school with approval from the EOU testing center director.

If you think you have already met requirements for your course selection, you may not need to take Accuplacer and will need to contact the Eastern Promise office

What if I want to take a Math or Writing class?

  • Prior to registering for math or some writing courses, students must take the Accuplacer exam UNLESS the student has already met the prerequisite for those courses. With a completed prerequisite satisfactory score on the Accuplacer, students will become eligible to enroll in college level math and writing.

Contact the Testing Center for more information. Accuplacer exams can be taken in the testing center on the EOU campus, at a regional site center, or proctored at a high school with approval from the EOU testing center director.

If you think you have already met requirements for your course selection, you may not need to take Accuplacer and will need to contact the Eastern Promise office.

What is an ACCUPLACER and how do I complete it?

Eastern Oregon University uses a computerized placement test called Accuplacer to help identify which math and writing classes are the best fit for you!
Follow the ACCUPLACER INSTRUCTIONS to schedule a time to complete the placement test.

How do I drop or withdraw from a course?

Students can drop or withdraw from a course at their discretion or recommendation by their advisor. 

Visit our Academic Calendar for drop/withdraw deadlines.

Visit our Add/Drop/Withdraw Page for instructions on how to drop/withdraw from a course.

What is a proctored exam?

Some courses require exams to be monitored during completion. If your course requires a proctored exam, your instructor will provide instructions on how to complete the proctored exam. If you need additional support, visit the testing center at www.eou.edu/testing/, or contact your advisor.

Do courses require textbooks?

While many courses utilize free open access materials, many still require textbooks. Students and Counselors are encouraged to check their course for required textbooks at the EOU Bookstore!

How many hours per week should I expect to work in each course?

Every learner has different time commitments and progresses through the coursework at their own pace. On average, students can expect to spend 2-3 hours a week for every credit they take.

For example, if a student takes a 3 credit course, they can expect to spend an average of 6-9 hours a week on that course. It is noteworthy to mention this is an average. Some students may need much less time to complete their work while others require more.

How do I use Canvas?

There are many resources online that can help you navigate your Canvas portal. Start by watching this Canvas Instructional Video and reach out to your advisor if you need additional support.

Teachers, Counselors, Advisors & Administrators


How do I check on student grades and perform academic wellness checks?

School counselors and administrators have access to student academic success data on a regular basis which allows EOU to flag at-risk students and provide additional support. 

Partnership schools can request to receive Canvas course data including current grades, participation counts, and regular progress checks throughout each class. For dual credit courses, EOU will share final gbrades at the end of every term.

How do I access final grades for dual credit courses taught by EOU?

EOU can set up reports and send final grades to partnership schools at the end of every term. Students and Families can access final grades through unofficial transcripts here or by requesting official transcripts through the student’s Mountie Hub account.

How do I submit final grades for dual credit courses taught by a high school teacher?

Click the link to find instructions for Faculty Grade Entry.

What are my responsibilities as a PLC leader?

Coming soon! Contact ep@eou.edu for more information.

How do I get approved to teach dual credit high school classes?

To be eligible/“authorized” as a high school teacher to teach college level courses through Eastern Promise, high school teachers must meet several requirements:

  1. Be approved by their high school administration and Eastern Oregon University
  2. Have taught in the discipline or related subject area for at least three years or have a master’s degree, preferably in their teaching discipline – verification required.
  3. Attend an Eastern Promise training session in their discipline conducted by the appropriate Eastern Promise Professional Learning Community (PLC)
  4. Become an active member of the PLC; i.e. attend all meetings and trainings throughout the year.
  5. Renew authorization annually, and be willing to allow college and university faculty to assess their performance

Interested in becoming a dual credit teacher? Contact ep@eou.edu to get started!

What are my responsibilities as a Dual Credit Teacher?

Once you have been authorized to teach dual credit courses, you must:

  1. Attend an Eastern Promise training session in their discipline conducted by the appropriate Eastern Promise Professional Learning Community (PLC)
  2. Become an active member of the PLC and work closely with your PLC leader; i.e. attend all meetings and trainings throughout the year.
  3. Renew authorization annually, and be willing to allow college and university faculty to assess their performance

What are Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)?

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are a blend of high school, college and university faculty who are charged with the development and assessment of curricular proficiencies in the Eastern Promise model. These PLCs meet regularly to work on proficiency development and at scheduled times meet to assess the proficiency work of the students.

What are the PLC Requirements for Dual Credit Teachers?

Eastern Promise Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are designed to foster the development of opportunities for early college credit. Each year our PLC leaders and teachers meet to create proficiency assessments and discuss how everything is progressing, as well as getting support from the EOU faculty leader. These groups are set to have training sessions (PLC Meetings) to be delivered in the Fall and Spring. Schools and teachers wishing to participate in offering a sponsored dual credit opportunities MUST contact the Eastern Promise office and become approved and attend the appropriate PLC sessions.

Can I receive PDUs or Credit for being a Dual Credit Teacher and attending PLC meetings?

Yes! Credit Overlay Non-Admitted Form / Credit Overlay Reg Form – These two forms are required if you are choosing the option of receiving a grad credit for your participation in an Eastern Promise PLC group. Your participation in a PLC group will be verified by the attendance sheet from your PLC meeting. Please send your completed forms, and any questions you may have to ep@eou.edu.
PDU Certificate – This PDU certificate is available to use for attending your Eastern Promise PLC meeting.

Is my school eligible to partner with Eastern Promise?

Absolutely! Contact us today to learn more about partnering with Eastern Promise at ep@eou.edu.

My school is interested in starting a “Grow Your Own Teacher” program. How do we get started?

 We can help! Begin by contacting ep@eou.edu and we will get in touch.