Every high school student deserves an opportunity to get an early start on college

Creating Early College Experiences for Students in Eastern Oregon

Photo: StudentsWhen students have the opportunity to participate in college-level courses and earn credits or certificates while still in high school, it means real financial savings for families today.


Increase access to early college credit for high school students throughout the region.


Build a college/post-secondary going culture.


Why Early Access to College?

  • Future Savings on College Tuition Costs
  • Advanced Start on College Education
  • Higher Rate of College Graduation
  • Save Time, Effort & Money

Eastern Promise in the News

Eastern Promise results getting notice from state

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*This article originally appeared in the Aug. 14, 2014, edition of the East Oregonian and was written by reporter Jade McDowell. It can also be found at www.eastoregonian.com.

The governor mentioned it twice in a recent debate. The state’s chief education officer called it the best model in Oregon. Now the state is giving out grants for replicating it.

What is it about Eastern Promise that makes it the darling of education reform in Oregon?

Eastern Promise director Dan Mielke has some ideas.

First, he said, the program is unusual in the way it functions as a true partnership between two community colleges, 33 school districts, an education service district and a state university.

Eastern Promise unveils new website

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The Eastern Promise program has a new website: www.eastern-promise.org.

The new site has its own domain name, rather than being connected to the Eastern Oregon University website as it has been since its inception in 2012. The new site better encompasses the collaboration between the Eastern Promise partners: Eastern Oregon University, InterMountain Education Service District, Blue Mountain Community College, Treasure Valley Community College, Malheur Education Service District and 33 high schools in Oregon.

Eastern Promise | One University Boulevard | La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: 541.962.3941 | Fax: 541.962.3036 | Email: ep@eou.edu

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