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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 official transcripts. It is important to realize that multiple factors can influence how your official 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 official 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 official 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).
Discover how your prior coursework can apply to your program of interest.
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. General Education Core:
2. Incoming transfer courses:
3. Bachelor of Applied Science Degrees (BAS):
Eastern Oregon University recognizes that people pursuing distance education degrees often have extensive learning from prior jobs, educational programs, travel, and other life experiences. EOU provides multiple educational options in which this learning can be documented for academic credit, enabling students to apply their prior learning directly to their degrees.
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.
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.*
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.*
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.*
Eastern Oregon University recognizes IB achievement by awarding credit to students who score 4 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.*
Take tuition-free, high-quality CLEP/AP prep courses online! The “Freshman Year for Free” initiative gives students the chance to earn up to 45 hours of credit by completing online classes and then passing the related Advanced Placement or College Level Examination Program exams.
Eastern Oregon University accepts Straighterline & Sophia credits that have been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) as recommended for credit on an ACE transcript. Straighterline & Sophia are not accredited degree-granting institutions and their transcripts do not display credit values for courses taken. ACE recommends Straighterline & Sophia courses for credit, on behalf of these schools. Students will need to send EOU a transcript from ACE to get Straighterline and/or Sophia credits transferred. Transcripts received directly from Straighterline or Sophia cannot be articulated.
(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 non-regionally accredited institution will have their credits evaluated and awarded based on the following rules:
(CTM = Core Transfer Maps) ~~~ (MTM = Major Transfer Maps)
The Oregon Public Universities and Oregon Community Colleges have worked together with the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) to design General Education and Major crosswalks to aid student transfer from Oregon Community Colleges to Oregon Public Universities.
Biology Major Transfer Map — BIOLOGY MTMBusiness Major Transfer Map — BUSINESS MTMComputer Science Major Transfer Map — COMPUTER SCIENCE MTMCore Transfer Map — CTMElementary Education Major Transfer Map — ELEM ED MTMEnglish Major Transfer Map — ENGLISH MTM
The Oregon Public Universities and Oregon Community Colleges have worked together with the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) on statewide Common Course Numbering to aid student transfer between Oregon Community Colleges and Oregon Public Universities.
Any course designated with a Z at any Oregon Public University or Oregon Community College will be accepted as that same course at the receiving institution.
Current courses designated across the state are:
The 60 credit General Education Core 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 more information on EOU’s General Education please refer to General Education list.
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