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 transcripts, University policy regarding limits on credits applied toward degree, and faculty evaluation of transfer work. All transcript evaluation decisions should be considered final and are not grievable. Students are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor if they have any questions regarding their transcript evaluation. These options may include proficiency testing, Agency Sponsored Learning (ASL), and Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
EOU is on a quarter credit (term) system. When transferring in course work from a semester institution, multiply the number of credits by 1.5 to see how many quarter credits will be transferred in (3 semester credits x 1.5 = 4.5 quarter credits). If you are planning to transfer EOU credits to a semester system institution, multiply the number of quarter credits by .67 to find out how many credits will transfer (4 quarter credits x .67 = 2.68 semester credits).
Regional Accreditation refers to the regional bodies recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit public and private, mainly nonprofit and degree-granting two- and four-year institutions in the US. The regional bodies are listed in the Council for Higher Education Accreditation directory. Regional accreditation differs from national or trade accreditation, which encompass predominantly for-profit institutions offering vocational, career or technical programs. Students entering Eastern Oregon University with transfer credits from a Regionally Accredited Institution will have their credits evaluated based on one of the following:
1. If students obtain any of the following, then their General Education Core Requirements are met at Eastern Oregon University:
2. Incoming transfer courses:
3. Bachelors of Applied Science Degrees (BAS):
ACE: American Council on Education Students entering Eastern Oregon University may have college credit awarded for educational experience obtained in the military. Credit will be evaluated and based on the recommendation of the American Council on Education. Information about ordering official military transcripts is available at the American Council on Education.*
IB: International Baccalaureate 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.*
CLEP: College Level Examination Program The CLEP program provides the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through exams in undergraduate college courses. There are 2,900 colleges that grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP. The exams are computer-based exams that permit immediate scoring. *
AP: Advanced Placement Eastern Oregon University gladly accepts your Advanced Placement scores. The link provided will take you to a table that shows the credit and/or General Education credit awarded.*
ASL: Agency Sponsored Learning Students may receive credit for courses and training taken from non-degree granting organizations such as the military, corporations, labor unions, professional and voluntary associations, and government agencies. The subject area must be within a discipline offered at EOU, and the course/training must have taken place within required clock hours. You must provide documentation that learning took place. Students pay $50 per credit hour for Agency Sponsored Learning other than military.*
OTM: Oregon Transfer Module Eastern Oregon University accepts the OTM. The link provided will take you to a table that shows the credit and/or General Education credit awarded.*
(Institutions not accredited by the Regional Accrediting Bodies – M, EH, NH, NW, SC, WC, WJ)
In certain instances, credit may be considered for admitted students on a case-by-case basis. Students entering Eastern Oregon University with transfer credits from an unaccredited institution will have their credits evaluated and awarded based on the following rules:
(from the 2018-19 catalog)
The 60 credit General Education Curriculum serves the diverse student body of Eastern Oregon University by helping students to integrate into university life and challenging them to become critical, creative thinkers and engaged, knowledgeable citizens, open to new ways of looking at the world. Courses may be taken graded (C- or better) or S/U (please refer to the S/U policy). A minimum of 60 credits is required. For the most current listing of GEC courses please refer to: General Education list.