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Online Student Testimonials


What students are saying…

EOU Online students have found success in may ways. Check out what our current students and alumni have to say about EOU’s online programs.

EOU online student Frederick Wallace

“The APEL class was the most inspiring class I took at EOU. It helped me acknowledge my past experiences and then merge them into my future academic and professional life goals. The class assignments kept students engaged and interacting with each other, and through this process I realized I could reach my dream of completing a bachelor’s degree. This class allows students to evaluate the past, recognize developed skills, and acknowledge learning outside of higher education, all the while propelling them forward. APEL allows students to earn credits based on what they already know – and at a bonus – reduced tuition!”

EOU online student James Wierson

“APEL enabled me to complete my undergraduate degree in a timely and efficient manner. The process was guided expertly by the class instructor and the feedback I was given was extremely helpful in enabling me to craft both an effective and meaningful essay. What was truly amazing was seeing how my life experiences have been so educational and the fact that EOU has built a program that allows students to turn experiential learning into college credit is incredible. I would encourage any adult student with life experience to seriously consider the APEL process.”

EOU online alumnus Jerry Mott

“I made an effort to use all the accelerated options EOU offered. I’m a non-traditional student with a heavy professional workload. The flexibility and cost savings of the Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) program was just one of the attractive attributes of EOU. A student utilizing APEL must understand this program may save them a great deal of money, but does require sincere effort through articulation of their gained knowledge. Students detail experiential learning and correlate it with theory – they may also find the process of working through APEL requirements to be a learning tool in itself. If completed early, the APEL project serves a second purpose as a reference guide while completing a degree. I was very satisfied with my APEL experience.”

EOU online student Amanda

“I love the flexibility of online schooling through EOU. I can fit in all that I need to get done throughout my day and I can do schoolwork at a time that is convenient for me. Compared to other schools, I believe that EOU has a far better organizational structure of their online environment. I especially appreciate how helpful the staff are. Even though you may live hundreds of miles away, they are very attentive and willing to assist you in any way possible. Thus far, I have had a great online experience at EOU and I highly recommend it to anyone who is considering continued education.”

Frank Smiaek EOU business major

“I made the decision to restart my goal of obtaining a bachelor’s degree about three years ago with Eastern Oregon University. I could not have expected all of the life changes that would come my way after that point: a job promotion, moving to another state, getting married, and now expecting our first son in the next month. Eastern Oregon University’s online program has been incredibly flexible and accommodating through all of these changes. I’ve appreciated the quality and challenge in the coursework, along with the support and attention from the professors and faculty.”

Joey Grosjacques EOU integrative studies major

“I have been going to EOU for a few years now as an online student. After graduating from BMCC with my associate degree in 2013, I landed a great full-time job and became very involved with the community, which made it hard to leave my hometown of Pilot Rock. I began taking classes full-time, but was not sure if I would like it or not. After a term I realized how much I loved being an online student. The professors made my online classes feel like a normal class by engaging with students through Canvas. I worried about not getting interaction as an online student, but that quickly passed because of how the classes were run. I love the freedom of being an online student the most. It fits my busy work schedule; I am able to attend multiple board meetings without having to worry about missing class. But I was still able to participate in the full college experience. In fall 2015 I went on a study abroad program to Costa Rica to study international business and it was amazing. I went into the trip only knowing Professor Gow, and left the trip with many new friends. EOU has been a great experience for me as an online student.”

Laurie Fialka EOU business major

“As a nontraditional student juggling work, family and community commitments, the idea of going back to school can be very daunting. EOU has been a great fit for me because of the accessibility and flexibility of the online degree programs; I can pursue my dream while still maintaining my other commitments. The advisors and faculty I have worked with at EOU have been so supportive and encouraging, and my advisor has been there cheering me on from the start. I am proud to be a Mountaineer!”

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“As a full-time working professional, taking classes online was the best option for my busy schedule. EOU’s remarkable staff made my transition seamless and the instructors challenged me to succeed. Even though the tuition is already very affordable, there were many scholarship opportunities that helped me finance my education. I had such a positive experience that I decided to continue my education with EOU’s MBA program this fall.”

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 “The customer service at EOU is great for online students. I have been helped every step of the way to finish my degree that I started over 30 years ago. I appreciate the great staff at EOU who helped me complete my journey!”

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 “Eastern Oregon University and the center in John Day have been an all-around amazing experience. I was such a lost soul before meeting my advisor, Chris Cronin. I had minimal educational credits and tons of life experience to present, but I needed a path. Being able to continue my job, being a mother and wife, and maintaining that connection with the distance center was just what I needed: whether it was a phone call to faculty, emailing back and forth, on-site courses, weekend learning or just lending an ear. Eastern Oregon University was the best fit for me. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend EOU as a learning institution and am forever grateful for this experience. It has been an honor to go to school here and I hope that distance education continues to grow and bless the lives of non-traditional students for many years to come!”

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“As an online student at EOU, I was challenged by coursework that focuses on relevant topics and skills. Tutoring centers and other student services were very helpful. EOU has proven to be a fantastic choice for my family and myself.”

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“I have been taking online classes during my lunch hour for several years. When my job ended, I was in a great position to finish a bachelor’s degree in business since I had been pursuing it on my own time. Now I have a better chance of successfully returning to the workforce. If you are thinking about taking online classes, do it!”


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