Now that you have been admitted, there are several important steps for enrollment that must be completed in the checklist below:

First Things First.

❏ Set up your Pirate ID and email -As an incoming East Carolina student, you will have access to a variety of helpful technology resources. You will receive and email containing your Pirate ID, ECU ID, email address, and instructions on how to create your secure passphrase approximately two weeks following your initial acceptance letter.

Download and follow the instructions to set up your account.

❏ Schedule a campus visit - The best way to learn about us is to visit. 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 select from any of the Transfer Visit Day events listed.

Watch a video to get a glimpse of what a campus tour is all about.

❏ Apply for financial aid- Make sure to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form as soon as possible. This will determine your eligibility for grants, loans, work-study, and other financial aid programs. Financial Aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to complete your FAFSA by February 15th, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Download and submit your completed FAFSA form, and use ECU's FAFSA code: 002923.

Don't Wait! Secure Your Spot.

❏ Notify us of your intention to enroll -You must submit the $100 Enrollment Verification/Tuition Deposit to reserve a spot for yourself in the upcoming class.

Once you have set up your Pirate ID and ECU e-mail, secure your enrollment at East Carolina by completing the instructions below, and pay the nonrefundable $100 enrollment deposit.

  1. Use the Pirate ID you just created to log in to ECU OneStop.
  2. Select the “Tools” tab, and click the “Tuition Statements, 1098-T Statements & Payments” link.
  3. In the new window, select the “eDeposits” tab, choose the deposit term, and click “Select”.
  4. Choose “Enrollment Deposit”, click “Select”, and then “Continue”.
  5. Choose your desired payment method, and click “Select”.
  6. Follow the steps on the screen to enter and submit your payment information.

Note: You will receive a payment confirmation by e-mail.

Enrollment Deposit Deadlines 

  • Spring Semester: December 11, 2015
  • Summer Semester: April 29, 2016
  • Fall Semester: April 29, 2016

❏ Submit your campus housing preference - If you choose to live and dine on campus, please submit your housing application and dining contract as soon as possible once it becomes available online.

Visit the Campus Living webpage for information on how to apply online.

If you are interested in living off campus, please contact our Off-Campus Services office for additional information on this process.  Visitthe Off-Campus Services webpage.

❏ Register for orientation - Transfer Orientation is for students admitted as a transfer student. This will help you get started on the right foot as you begin at East Carolina by giving you tools for academic success, helping you feel comfortable in the college environment, and assisting you through the class registration process. Students have the option of attending an on-campus transfer orientation or completing an online orientation.

Important Note: Online Distance Education students are not required to complete a transfer orientation. Please contact the Distant Education office at options@ecu.edu for additional details on the advising and registration process or click for more information.

Visit the Orientation webpage for registration information.

Before You Arrive.

❏ Submit your final official transcripts - Enrolling students must submit their final official transcripts from all institutions attended (including graduation date) before the start of the upcoming academic year.

Send transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Mail Stop 517, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353.

❏ Complete your medical report - The student Report of Medical History form must be returned complete with immunization records to Student Health Services. You must be cleared as "health compliant" prior to actual attendance.

Important Note: Online Distant Education students are not to submit these documents.

Visit the Student Health Services webpage for more information.

❏ Social security number verification - The Internal Revenue Service requires East Carolina University to verify social security numbers (SSN) annually for accurate tax reporting on 1098-T forms. Having an accurate SSN on tax forms supports the tax deduction that a student or family may claim for qualified educational expenses on both federal and state income tax returns. Failure to provide ECU with a SSN may result in the student being fined in accordance with Internal Revenue Code Section 6723.

Download the FAQ and follow the instructions to verify your Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

❏ Review the Transfer Student Services Guide - This book has been prepared especially for transfer students making the transition to East Carolina University. Inside you will find information on the admitted transfer student checklist, making the transition to ECU, information regarding New Student Welcome and Convocation, academic resources, student life, a campus directory, and much more. This guide is provided as a PDF or web publication. 

Click to download PDF copy, or Click to open the web publication version.