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

First Things First.   |   Secure Your Spot.   |   Before You Arrive.

First Things First.

❏  Set up your Pirate ID and email – As a student taking classes at East Carolina University, you will have access to a variety of helpful technology resources. Please log into the Admissions Portal you created when you submitted your application.  Here you will find your Pirate ID, ECU ID, and email address.  Follow the link below to create your secure passphrase.

Important Note: Please note that all official correspondence will take place via your ECU email address. This includes tuition and fee bills, financial aid information, and any messages from your academic advisor and department. Please check it frequently.

Learn more about setting up your Pirate ID and then explore all of ECU's technology information for new students.

❏  Apply for scholarships and financial aid – Make sure to complete the 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 all fall freshmen to complete the FAFSA by February 15, or as soon as possible thereafter.

East Carolina's FAFSA school code is 002923.

Review our scholarship opportunities specifically for freshmen. You will need to apply for scholarships separately from applying for financial aid. To find out more information on what is available, if you are eligible, and how to apply, visit the University Scholarships webpage.

Important Note: University Scholarships deadline is January 31, 2016.

❏  Visit Campus – The best way to learn about your future institution is to visit. We offer daily information sessions. Learn more about our information session and tour and then register online using your Admissions Portal account.

Don't Wait! Secure Your Spot.

❏  Notify us of your intention to enroll – You must submit the non-refundable $100 Enrollment Deposit by May 1 to reserve your spot in the upcoming fall freshman class.

Once you set up your Pirate ID and ECU email, secure your enrollment at East Carolina by completing the instructions below to pay the $100 non-refundable deposit.

  1. Use the Pirate ID you just created to log into Pirate Port (formerly 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 email. Need help? Watch this helpful walk-through video.

❏  Submit your campus housing preference – ECU believes that living on campus is an important part of the college experience. Fall or summer term freshmen are required to submit a campus housing application as well as pay the $100 advanced room fee and $100 application fee by May 1. First choice of accommodations on campus is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

❏  Register for orientation – Fall term freshmen will chose from one of multiple two-day sessions available during the summer. During orientation, you will take a math placement exam (if necessary), receive academic advising, obtain your student identification card, and complete other important enrollment tasks.

Visit the Orientation website for registration information.

❏  Complete PIER and begin course registration ECU's "Pirate Introduction to ECU Registration" (PIER) will direct you through the academic steps you need to begin your journey at ECU. You will learn more about the university, its programs, and the resources available to you. You may review the information on the PIER website and register for Summer Orientation (Port 4) during this time. Beginning at 1 p.m. on June 1, you may complete the quiz in Port 5. Completing the quiz (and being registered for Summer Orientation) will allow you to register for fall courses. Please be sure to use the course guides in Port 2 (Step 2) to identify recommended first semester courses for your intended major. 

Visit the PIER website for more information.


Before You Arrive.

❏  Submit your final official transcripts – Enrolling students must submit their final official high school transcript by July 1, 2016. If you attended a community college or earned college credits during high school, please arrange for that school to send an official transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office by July 1, 2016.

Send transcripts to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Mail Stop 517
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

We also accept electronic transcripts from most transcript services including the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC). Please request to have them sent directly to

Important Note: All admission decisions are contingent on your continued success. Students must maintain freshman requirements throughout the remainder of all coursework prior to their start term.

❏  Submit proof of immunizations to ECU Student Health Service - Immunizations are a state law requirement and failure to comply will result in academic withdrawal. Students must also complete the online Report of Medical History form by logging into their Online Student Health account at

Visit the Student Health Services Checklist for New Pirates for more information about health related requirements.

❏  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 an SSN may result in the student being fined in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code section 6723.

Download the SSN request FAQ and follow the instructions to verify your social security number on individual taxpayer identification number.

❏  Explore the Admitted Student Guide – Additional information will be released for Admitted Students throughout the admissions process. Check the Admitted Student Guide as it becomes available for helpful tips and timely messages.

Important Reminders

Residency Questions or Concerns – If your residency status has been classified incorrectly, please complete and submit our application for In-State Residence and Tuition Status. For more information, visit the Registrar's Residency webpage. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Honors College Questions or Concerns – If you have questions regarding your application or admission status to the Honors College, please visit the Honors College website or contact their office at (252) 328-6373 or

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