Choosing a college is an important step in your student's life. While this process can be exciting, we understand that it can also be challenging and as a parent/guardian you want what is best for your student. Additionally, you may have questions or concerns of your own.
This page provides information and resources that will help you help your student through this transition.
Your Student's Connection to East Carolina University
The first thing your student should do is create their Admissions Portal account. The Portal is a web-based tool that prospective students will use for a variety of functions. Parents should not create the Portal account for their student. The Portal will allow your student to:
- Stay informed through important updates and notifications
- Register to attend an information session and other events such as Open House
- Apply for admission
- Monitor receipt of documents such as transcripts and test scores
- Check the status of their application
Come Visit Us
There is no better way for you and your student to gain a feel for East Carolina University than to spend some time on our campus. We invite you to visit us in Greenville, North Carolina to take part in an information session and walking tour. Information sessions are held daily at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday any day that the university is open.
Our fall Open House is a great way to take ECU for a test drive. During Open House you will: learn about our academic programs, visit several different styles of residence halls, explore the array of student activities and services available, meet with current students, take a tour of campus, and hear from the faculty and staff who will work with your student throughout their time at ECU.
If you cannot make it to our campus, we will do our best to bring ECU to you through our fall and spring recruitment travel. Our counselors visit hundreds of high schools and participate in dozens of college fairs each year. To see when we'll be in your area, visit our list of destinations across North Carolina and beyond.
ECU Parent Services
Our Parent and Family Programs staff are here to help you connect with all of the resources available to the parents of ECU students. They provide excellent personal service and work to enhance communication between parents, students, and the university.
Parent Quick Links
Click to expand and explore the sections below for quick links to university resources of interest to parents.