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East Carolina University recognizes the important role high school counselors have in guiding students through the college admission process. We hope this information will be useful as you encourage your students to apply to East Carolina University.

Fall 2018 Freshman Profile

For the Fall 2018 semester, we received nearly 20,000 applications for an incoming class of about 4,400. The mean academic credentials of admitted students this year were:

  • Unweighted GPA: 3.10 - 3.41
  • SAT: 1070 - 1190
  • ACT: 19 - 24

Admissions Portal

Students interested in ECU should create an Admissions Portal account. The Admissions Portal is designed to help personalize the admissions experience. An account allows student to:

  • Begin receiving information via email
  • Register for campus tours and other events
  • Apply for admission
  • Monitor receipt of transcripts and test scores
  • Check application status

A Complete Application For Freshman Admission Includes

  • A completed online application (including essay) through the Common App or through the Admissions Portal
  • Nonrefundable $75 application fee
  • Official high school transcript including senior year courses in progress and current grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended including community college dual enrollment
  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores (sent directly from ACT or College Board)
    ACT Code - 3094 
    SAT Code - 5180

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

Or emailed to

Encourage your students to use our Application Checklist via their Admissions Portal account to check the status of their application and track our receipt of official documents.

Deadlines: Freshman Applications For Admission

  • November 1, 2018: Deadline to be eligible to apply to the Honors College (transcripts and test scores must be received by this date)
  • December 15, 2018: Deadline to be eligible to apply for other merit-based university scholarships
  • March 1, 2019: Final freshman application deadline

While the general application deadline is March 1, applicants are encouraged to apply early. We offer rolling admission, which means that as soon as we have a student's completed application, we will get a decision out to them. 

Fee Waivers

ECU accepts fee waivers from the College Board, the ACT, and the National Association of College Admissions Counselors. Students using a College Board fee waiver will enter the 11-character code into our application. Those using an ACT or NACAC fee waiver will mail their forms to the admissions office.

Degree Explorer

We have a valuable tool that can help you and your students discover more about ECU's vast degree offering. Degree Explorer provides quick access to the following information for each degree program:
  • The courses students in that program will take
  • What makes that particular degree special at ECU
  • Career opportunities the degree could unlock for graduates

Stay Informed

Download the latest edition of our newsletter, the Counselor Connection, which contains the latest news and information for high school counselors. Subscribe to the newsletter by sending us an email asking to be added to our counselor mailing list. Please include your name, title, high school or college name, email and phone number.

Get Connected

We invite you and your students to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Stay up to date on important announcements and upcoming events, receive deadline reminders, and get a glimpse into student life and what it's like to be a Pirate. Be sure to check out our student blog and YouTube channel as well.

Any Questions? Contact Us