Students who previously enrolled at ECU as a degree-seeking student and discontinued their enrollment for any reason and any length of time must apply for readmission. To get started, review the admission guidelines, policies, and deadline dates below.

Readmission Requirements

All readmit students must:

  • Submit an online application
  • Pay the $70 nonrefundable application fee at the time of application
  • If any college coursework was attempted since last being enrolled at ECU, official transcripts from each individual college/university attended must be submitted. The transcript(s) must indicate that a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher has been earned by the final transcripts deadline noted below. Transfer credits will be evaluated according to university policy. Official 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

Following Suspension

Students must apply for readmission to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions prior to the application deadline. Eligibility to apply for readmission after suspension does not guarantee acceptance, as the university must adhere to enrollment restrictions.

Learn more about readmission following suspension

Forgiveness Policy

Former East Carolina University students who have not been enrolled at ECU for a minimum of two consecutive academic years (four semesters, summer sessions excluded) may request readmission under the Forgiveness Policy. Such requests must be submitted on the application for readmission according to application deadline dates. Students who have been enrolled at another regionally accredited college or university since their last enrollment at East Carolina University must submit to the Office of Admissions official transcripts indicating that a minimum cumulative 2.5 average has been earned in all transferable courses attempted by the final transcripts deadline noted below.

Learn more about the forgiveness policy.

Deadline: Readmit Applications for Admission

SemesterApplication DeadlineFinal Transcripts Deadline
Spring 2016November 13, 2015November 13, 2015
Summer 2016April 4, 2016April 15, 2016
Fall 2016April 4, 2016April 15, 2016

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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.

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