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EOU named to transfer-friendly Honor Roll

EOU named to transfer-friendly Honor Roll

April 2, 2020 LA GRANDE, Ore. – With more than 3.5 million members inducted since it was established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) has earned its title as the official honor society for two-year colleges. 

This year, PTK recognized Eastern Oregon University for “excellence in the development of transfer pathways.” Only those institutions that score in the top 25% of the organization’s Transfer Friendliness Ratings are named to the Transfer Honor Roll. EOU landed among the nation’s top transfer-friendly colleges.

EOU is the first public university in Oregon to offer transfer scholarships for PTK members and also offers a robust range of transfer pathways.

“EOU has been consistently recognized as one of the top ‘Transfer-Friendly’ universities in the country because of the steps we take to simplify the transfer process,” said EOU Enrollment Development Coordinator Cody Singer. “Before students apply to EOU, we offer clear expectations of how their credits will transfer through the free Transfer Credit Review portal.” 

Partnerships with community colleges across the country allow the university to outline specific degree pathways that guide students through a seamless transition. Plus, EOU accepts up to 135 transfer credits and allows students to earn up to 45 credits for life experience. 

“As the most affordable university in the state of Oregon, transfer students can also take advantage of multiple scholarships designed to further minimize the financial burden of a college degree,” Singer said. “Completing an associate degree at a community college then finishing a bachelor’s or graduate program at EOU is one of the most affordable ways to earn a degree.”

Fully trained academic and faculty advisors help transfer students complete their degrees efficiently and affordably with personalized planning that meets their needs. Full-time and part-time options are available to support both traditional-aged transfer students and working adults. 

Online and on-campus in La Grande, Singer said transfer students contribute to a diverse and engaged student body. EOU lives out its values of civility and interdependence by prioritizing inclusion and an open exchange of ideas among students from differing backgrounds.

“Transfer students bring a tremendous amount of value to the EOU community,” Singer said. “Each transfer student has their own unique set of values, knowledge and experiences that help shape a vibrant academic environment and magnify learning opportunities for themselves and their peers.”  

Those interested in transferring to EOU can call an enrollment counselor at 541-962-3672 to review their credits, create a seamless pathway to completing a degree, and help decide if EOU is the right fit. 

Visit eou.edu/transfer or contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@eou.edu for more information about degrees and next steps.