Welcome to the Office of Continuing Studies

The Office of Continuing Studies serves as a bridge between the student at a distance and the academic and administrative units of the university. The office respects and understands the unique demands of the lifelong learner and is committed to assuring quality accessible programs and services. To learn more about the Office of Continuing Studies Click Here.

Our Programs are designed to suit both the professional needs and the academic goals of busy, working adults like you. The faculty members teaching the university’s online programs are the same faculty teaching its on-campus programs. We also make sure you have all the tools and support services you need as you earn your degree.

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Continuing Professional Education offers opportunities for personal enrichment and professional development. We are prepared to assist you in updating your skills, discovering new talents, or charting new career paths. Take a quick glance at our course catalog and you will discover a wealth of stimulating learning opportunities that await you.

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This educational program is for adults 50 and older who want to continue learning in a relaxed atmosphere, without entrance requirements, exams, or grades. Your desire to learn for the joy of learning and personal fulfillment is the underlying feature of this program.

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ECU offers a variety of academic opportunities for the summer. Whether it’s studing abroad in another country, exploring the North Carolina coast, or even right on campus, East Carolina has a place for you.

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The Testing Center administers national college and academic program entrance exams. Credentialing, licensure and certification exams are administered through the ECU Testing Center. In addition to paper-based exams, the ECU Testing Center is an authorized computer-based testing site for the Miller’s Analogies Test (MAT), Pearson VUE, and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

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We offer test proctoring services to students enrolled in distance education classes at East Carolina University, and other universities within the University of North Carolina system. The ECU DE Proctoring Center is a state of the art facility that ensures integrity in the proctoring and examination processes.

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While you serve your country with honor and courage let East Carolina University help you accomplish your personal educational goals.  East Carolina University has helped military men and women and their dependents earn college degrees and certificates for decades.

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Powered by East Carolina University and North Carolina State University, there are a wide variety of online college courses available through the Gateway Technology Center.

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