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Transfer students thrive at EOU, online and on campus

Transfer students thrive at EOU, online and on campus

June 26, 2020 LA GRANDE, Ore. – After two years at Central Oregon Community College (COCC), Dennise Jolley enrolled in Eastern Oregon University’s (EOU) English/Writing program to earn her bachelor’s degree. 

Jolley joins a robust cohort of incoming transfer students who will become Mountaineers this fall. She works full-time in Central Oregon and plans to attend classes online, but about a third of new students at EOU’s main campus in La Grande last fall were transfers.

“I chose to transfer to EOU because I want to pursue my bachelor’s degree in English and EOU had the best program locally that I could find,” Jolley said. “My hopes for my first term at EOU are to get involved with the school outside of just taking classes as that was something I was not able to do at COCC.”

EOU is one of the best transfer universities in the Pacific Northwest, and the most affordable four-year institution in Oregon. Transfer students hold a range of leadership positions within the student body and contribute to the success of clubs, teams and projects. 

Phi Theta Kappa, a community college honor society, recognized EOU as one of the nation’s top transfer universities with a spot on its Honor Roll. EOU also offers special scholarships for PTK members who transfer to EOU. As a sign of university-wide appreciation of transfer students, EOU President Tom Insko became an honorary member of Phi Theta Kappa this spring. 

From the President’s Office, through advising and career counseling, services at EOU are designed to support and empower transfer students for success. Jolley said her experience has exemplified that commitment. She plans to use her EOU degree to become a published author.

“It has been very helpful to have multiple people that I can call, from the Financial Aid Office to Admissions that are available to answer questions,” Jolley said. “I am very excited for this next chapter in my life and I am very proud to call EOU my new school.”

Learn more about EOU’s seamless transfer pathways and partnerships with regional community colleges at eou.edu/transfer. EOU also offers a free transfer credit review so interested students can get cost and completion time estimates before they apply. Contact the Office of Admissions for more information at admissions@eou.edu