Inmate Participation Criteria

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PO Box 393
Pendleton, OR 97801

In order to become an NDEP student, an applicant must be chosen by the board after meeting the following criteria:


  • Residing in the correctional system for a period of at least one year
  • Having a valid GED or high school diploma, but not yet holding an associate degree
  • Maintaining a good conduct record
  • Having a good job record
  • Receiving a recommendation from an EOCI counselor
  • Writing a composition telling why a college education is important
  • Being able to pay $10.00/credit hour toward the tuition fee
  • Must score a minimum WR 115 on the Accuplacer Writing test