If you have attended any post-secondary institution for any length of time after graduation from high school or earning the Adult Equivalency Degree, you are considered a transfer applicant. Applicants must also meet all minimum transfer requirements.

Transfer Admission Requirements

A completed application for transfer admission includes:

  • An online application.
  • $70 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Submission of ALL official transcripts from each college, technical institute, or university attended. Official electronic transcripts from most transcript services are accepted. Otherwise, please have all official documents sent in a sealed/signed envelope.

    Official documents should be sent to:
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Mailstop 517
    East Carolina University
    Greenville, NC 27858-4353

    Or emailed to

    If using FedEx or UPS, use address:
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    106 Whichard Building
    East Carolina University
    Greenville, NC 27858-4353

NOTE: Meeting the minimum admission qualifications does not guarantee admission nor does it guarantee admission into your academic program of interest. Offers of admission are extended on the basis of a competitive review process and are subject to enrollment limits. Only courses with a grade of C or higher from regionally accredited institutions are eligible to transfer and can be used to gain admission.

Transfer Criteria

In order to be eligible for review by the Admissions Committee, transfer students (with or without a 2-year degree) must:

  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Have completed a minimum of 24 transferable credit hours including the equivalent to ECU's ENGL 1100 Composition


Please verify the transferability of your coursework as often technical credits do not transfer to East Carolina University. Access the Transfer Course Equivalency website.

If you are interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) or Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and have an Associate of Applied Science, please review the information on the A.A.S Transfer Program and what programs are approved for transfer.

Students with foreign credit: All official documents must be in English. You must provide evaluation of official documents from an accredited agency. View the list of accredited agencies. All credits received from a foreign institution will be transferred as departmental electives unless you provide us with course descriptions. Course descriptions should be translated to English.

Transfer Resources

Access the Transfer Course Equivalency page.

Access the NC Community College Degree Plans.

Deadline: Transfer Applications for Admission

SemesterApplication DeadlineFinal Transcripts DeadlineEnrollment Deposit Deadline
(Admitted Students Only)
Spring 2016November 13, 2015November 13, 2015December 11, 2015
Summer 2016April 4, 2016April 15, 2016April 29, 2016
Fall 2016April 4, 2016April 15, 2016April 29, 2016

It is strongly advised to pay your deposit as soon as possible to reserve your space in the incoming class. Visit the Admitted Student Checklist for Transfer Students for instructions on paying your deposit and to review other important steps in the enrollment process.

Transfer Tour Visits

Please register to join us for one of our Transfer Tour Visits. During your visit, you will enjoy a transfer information session followed by a walking tour of our beautiful campus. Click here to register and then select from any of the Transfer Visit Day events listed.

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Important Notice to Residents Outside of North Carolina

Due to evolving changes in higher education regulations, ECU will no longer be able to offer distance education online programs or courses for students residing in Massachusetts, Minnesota and Maryland.  We are also unable to offer distance education online programs or courses to students residing in Ohio, except for those taking courses to pursue ECU’s Nursing – MSN – Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, and in Alabama, except for students taking courses to pursue ECU’s MBA and MS – Security Studies Programs.  For the most current list of states, visit this link  ECU continues to work with state authorities to allow students in these states who are currently enrolled in an ECU online or certificate program to complete their degree.

Additionally, students enrolled in programs or courses that require internships or supervised clinical placements will be unable to complete these activities in the state listed.

Because authorization is an evolving area, please check this site again for the latest statement from ECU.

For questions or concerns specific to the state authorization process, contact us at

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