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Freshman Requirements

Freshman Admission Requirements

The Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) sets admission policies and enrollment limits.

Such policies are subject to change, therefore, students should consult with Admissions staff about current standards.

Qualifications

All freshman applicants must submit the following to the Office of Admissions:

  • Completed Application for Undergraduate Admission and pay the non refundable $50.00 application fee.
  • Sealed official high school transcripts or GED scores.  Please go to the GED Testing Service site to request an official transcript.
  • Official SAT or ACT test scores (see below to determine what tests are required)
  • Sealed official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Any other documents required per instructions below.

Grade Point Average

  • Students will be automatically admitted to EOU with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.75 and all other requirements are met.
  • (Must complete with a minimum of C- or better in each area as EOU does not accept D’s as passing grades.)
  • Please refer to the special admission procedure outlined below if you do not meet the above requirements.

College Preparatory Subject Requirements

Entering first-year students must complete the following subjects by high school graduation, with a C minus or higher:

  • English (4 units)
    • Shall include the study of the English language, literature, speaking and listening, and writing, with an emphasis on, and frequent practice in, writing expository prose all four years.
  • Math (3 units)
    • Shall include first-year algebra and two additional years of college preparatory mathematics selected from geometry (deductive or descriptive), advanced topics in algebra, analytical geometry, finite mathematics, advanced applications, calculus, probability and statistics, or courses that integrate topics from two or more of these areas. (One unit is highly recommended in the senior year. Algebra and geometry taken prior to the ninth grade will be accepted.)
  • Science (3 units)
    • Shall include a year each in two fields of college preparatory science such as biology, chemistry, physics, or earth and physical science, one recommended as a laboratory science.
  • Social Studies (3 units)
    • Shall include one year of U.S. history, one year of global studies (world history, geography, etc.), and one year of social studies elective (government is strongly recommended).
  • Second Language (2 units)
    • Two years of the same high school-level second language, or a C- or above in the third year of a high school second language, or two terms of a college-level language with a grade of C- or above, or satisfactory performance on an approved assessment of second language knowledge and/or proficiency. Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) is acceptable in meeting the second language requirement. Note: Students who graduated from high school prior to 1997 may replace the second language with 2 units of other college preparatory courses.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Eastern Oregon University gladly accepts your Advanced Placement scores. This Advance Placement table shows the credit and/or General Education credit awarded.*

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Eastern Oregon University recognizes IB achievement by awarding credit to students who score 5 or above on standard and higher level IB exams.

Students must indicate that they would like official test scores sent to EOU in order to award credit. Contact your IB Coordinator or IB North America to request score reports. 212-696-4464 | Order IBO Transcript Direct Link

Test Requirements

First-year applicants who have graduated from an accredited high school within three years must submit official SAT Reasoning or ACT scores. Test scores are used for eligibility for scholarships but are not a factor in the selection process for fully qualified applicants.  For students taking the redesigned SAT Spring 2016, the essay portion is optional.  The following are EOU codes to provide at the testing sites for EOU to automatically receive results:

  • SAT: 4300
  • ACT: 3460

Non-Accredited and Home Schooled Students

Students who did not graduate from a standard or accredited high school and home schooled students must qualify for admission by meeting the following standards:

  • A minimum composite score of 1070* on the new SAT Reasoning or 1470* on the old SAT Reasoning, or 21 on the ACT Enhanced AND an average 470 or above (1410 total) on three College Board SAT-Subject Tests (English/Literature, Mathematics Level 1 or 2, and a third test of the student’s choice).
  • *CollegeBoard redesigned the SAT exams in March 2016. The new SAT reports two section scores, Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math, on a scale of 200-800 each. The old SAT reports Critical Reading, Math and Writing, also on a scale of 200-800 each.

For Non-Accredited and Home Schooled Students to be eligible to received Federal Financial Aid at Eastern Oregon University, they must earn the GED or have completed 72 college credits.

GED

If you earned a General Education Development degree (GED), follow the directions outlined below on the basis of when you received your certificate:

  • Received after December 2013, your standard score on each of the four examinations must be at least 150, with a total score of 680 or higher.
  • Received between January 2002 and December 2013, standard score on each of the five (5) examinations must be at least 410, with an overall average of 550.
  • Received before January 2002, standard score on each of the five (5) examinations must be at least 41, with an overall average of 55 or higher. *See below about language requirements within this time-frame.

*Applicants who received their GED in 1997 or later must also meet the second language requirement as described above.

Returning Adult Applicants

Applicants who graduated from high school prior to 1985 must meet the minimum GPA requirement for entering first-year students. The high school subject requirements are waived. Applicants who graduated from high school between 1985 and 1996 are required to have two years of college prep courses which may include second language, computer science, fine and performing arts or other college prep electives, which may be at the discretion of the admitting institution, include a comprehensive sequence of units in a vocational-technical area of study.

Individual Admissions Review

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 and 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:

  • Explain your personal circumstances
  • Why have you chosen to apply to Eastern Oregon University
  • What changes have you made to improve your academic record
  • How do you plan to be academically successful at Eastern Oregon University

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 explain their relationship with you and the probability for academic success at Eastern Oregon University.

Optional

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.

Students from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands

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:

  • English proficiency as demonstrated by achieving 500 on the TOEFL, or 61 on the Internet-based TOEFL; a score of 5 on the IELTS, and satisfactory completion of level 112 in an English Language School.

Foreign Transcripts

Transcripts from non-U.S. schools can have evaluations done by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) accredited agency.

We recommend using World Education Services (WES) for these services.

  • High School transcripts require a document-by-document evaluation
  • College transcripts require a course-by-course evaluation

New Student Checklist

  • Complete application for admission
  • Send official test scores to EOU’s Office of Admissions
  • Request official transcripts are sent from your high school now and after graduation (final high school transcript), as well as all colleges you have attended.
  • Send proof of immunization records and health history to Student Health Center.
  • Print the checklist and start completing tasks
Transfer Requirements

Transfer Student Requirements

The Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) sets admission policies and enrollment limits.

Such policies are subject to change, therefore, students should consult with Admissions staff about current standards

Qualifications

All transfer student applicants must submit the following to the Office of Admissions:

  • Completed Application for Undergraduate Admission and pay the non refundable $50.00 application fee.
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended.
    • Applicants must demonstrate a 2.25 GPA or better with a minimum of 30 transferable quarter credits (or 20 transferable semester credits) from accredited colleges or universities.
    • Transfer coursework must reflect successfully completing a minimum of two courses in the sciences, social sciences, or humanities.
  • Applicants with less than 72 quarter or 60 semester transferable college credit hours must also submit an official high school transcript if seeking federal financial aid.

Applicants with fewer than 30 transferable quarter credits must:

  1. Have a 2.25 GPA for all transferable credit
  2. Fulfill freshman admission procedures and requirements

(Freshman Admission Requirements)

Post-Baccalaureate Students


Transfer Credits

 Wondering how your courses transfer?

 

Use the tool above, select your previous institution, and see how transfer courses come into EOU.
 

Send transcripts attn: EOU admissions or email to admission@eou.edu

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:

    • Associate of Arts-Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT)
    • Associate of Science-Oregon Transfer Degree (ASOT)
    • Completion of an AA or AS from:
      • North Idaho College
      • College of Southern Idaho
      • College of Western Idaho
      • Central Texas College
    • Completion of a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) as transcribed by a regionally accredited Washington Community College
    • Completion of an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts from Palau Community College, College of the Marshall Islands and College of Micronesia.
    • A certificate of CSUGE or IGETC from California

Individual Admissions Review

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:

  • Explain your personal circumstances
  • Why have you chosen to apply to Eastern Oregon University
  • What changes have you made to improve your academic record
  • How do you plan to be academically successful at Eastern Oregon University

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.

Optional

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.

Students from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands

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:

  • English proficiency as demonstrated by achieving 500 on the TOEFL, or 61 on the Internet-based TOEFL; a score of 5 on the IELTS, and satisfactory completion of level 112 in an English Language School.

Foreign Transcript Evaluations

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.

  • High School transcripts require a document-by-document evaluation
  • College transcripts require a course-by-course evaluation

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.

 Transcript Evaluation Decisions Upon Admission to EOU

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 transcripts. It is important to realize that multiple factors can influence how your transcripts are evaluated, which include but may not be limited to - the accreditation status of the institution issuing the transcript, University policy regarding limits on credits applied toward degree, and faculty evaluation of transfer work. All transcript evaluation decisions are final and are not grievable. Students are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor regarding options that may help them obtain credit for coursework and other experiences not recognized during transcript evaluation. These options may include proficiency testing, Agency Sponsored Learning (ASL), and Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Students may find out who their advisor is by signing into Degree Works or visiting the Advising Center.
Returning Student Requirements

Returning EOU Students

Checklist for Re-Admitting Students

Previously Admitted Students Returning After More Than a Three Term Absence

Applications are submitted to, and processed in, the Registrar’s Office. 

Students who have previously been admitted to EOU and have attended classes but have not received a degree should use the Returning Student Application.

Any previously matriculated student who has fallen out of continuous enrollment will become inactive. Continuous enrollment is defined as – attendance that has not been interrupted for more than three consecutive academic terms (not including summer). Continuous enrollment also includes enrollment at any Oregon University System institution or Oregon Community College. 

Any student who has been out of continuous enrollment must complete the returning student application form (see below) and be re-admitted before returning to Eastern Oregon University as a Student.

Once a re-admitted student becomes fully admitted he/she is subject to the current catalog year. All current catalog rules, guidelines, policies, and degree requirements will apply toward graduation. All transfer work will be re-evaluated under the re-admitted catalog year for transferability and general education consideration. All previously approved exceptions and program petitions will be null and void.

If the program you declared before leaving EOU is no longer offered, then you will need to declare a new program major/minor/concentration when you re-admit to EOU.

Unless

The student is 15 credits or less away from graduation as documented in a previously approved graduation application submitted prior to falling out of continuous enrollment. Graduation applications submitted after this time will not be accepted and thus not apply to the University’s re-admit policies. 

Students less than 15 credits from graduation with an approved graduation application submitted prior to falling out of continuous enrollment will be allowed to finish under their original catalog requirements. All originally evaluated transfer work will be honored as is, and any exceptions and petitions will be honored under the original date of approval.

If the original program curriculum (major, minor, concentration) is no longer offered at EOU, the Registrar’s Office will work with program faculty to plan a path forward allowing the student an opportunity to complete the original program. The exact number of credits required may exceed 15 and will depend upon the current catalog requirements. The revised degree plan must be approved by the college dean who oversees the existing program.

Note: Previously approved graduation applications are only valid for up to a period of seven years. Students with a previously approved graduation application on file who return seven years or more after falling out of continuous enrollment will be subject to the current catalog year in all respects. All transfer work will be re-evaluated under the re-admit catalog year for transferability and general education consideration. All previously approved exceptions and program petitions will be null and void.

If you would rather fill out a paper application:

Returning Student Paper Application 

Returning Students are not charged an application fee.

Submitting Transcripts

Returning students have two options for submitting transcripts from institutions attended since leaving EOU.

Transcripts may be mailed to:

Eastern Oregon University
Attn:Registrar’s Office
One University Blvd
105 Inlow Hall
La Grande OR 97850

Alternatively transcripts may be emailed to registrar@eou.edu or submitted by fax to 541-962-3799. If faxing, the submitting institution must follow the OrACRAO FAX POLICY.  All transcript materials must be submitted and received by the Registrar’s Office before the returning student application will be processed.

Non-Admitted

Non-Admitted Students

A non-admitted student is a person who feels academically qualified to enroll for classes at EOU but does not desire to be admitted to the university. The non-admitted status is specifically designed for the person who desires to take a very limited number of courses generally for purposes other than obtaining a degree or teaching certificate at Eastern Oregon University. As a non-admitted student, you will be allowed to take up to 8 credit hours per academic term. Non-admitted students are not eligible to receive federal student aid.

To get started as a non-admitted student, complete the form below:

Non-Admitted Form 

Non-admit application (undergraduate or graduate level)

If you need assistance, please contact Admissions at 541-962-3393 or 800-452-8639. Printable applications are also available from the Admissions menu under Application Forms.

 

 


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