Freshman Admitted Student Checklist
Now that you have been admitted, there are several important steps for enrollment that must be completed in the checklist below:
ONCE YOU’RE ACCEPTED
❏ Set up your Pirate ID and e-mail - As an incoming East Carolina student, you will have access to a variety of helpful technology resources. You have already received your Pirate ID, ECU ID, e-mail address, and instructions on how to create your secure passphrase in your initial acceptance letter.
Download and follow the instructions to set up your account.
❏ Schedule a campus visit - If you have not already done so, we highly encourage you to join us for a campus visit. This is a great way to see first-hand what ECU has to offer. You can arrange a campus tour and information session through the admissions office, or plan to attend one of our Open House programs.
Register online via the Admissions Portal. 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 all fall Freshmen 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 by May 1st to reserve a spot for yourself in the upcoming fall freshmen 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 by May 1st.
- Use the Pirate ID you just created to log in to ECU OneStop at: www.onestop.ecu.edu.
- Select the “Tools” tab, and click the “Tuition Statements, 1098-T Statements & Payments” link.
- In the new window, select the “eDeposits” tab, choose the deposit term, and click “Select”.
- Choose “Enrollment Deposit”, click “Select”, and then “Continue”.
- Choose your desired payment method, and click “Select”.
- Follow the steps on the screen to enter and submit your payment information.
Note: You will receive a payment confirmation by e-mail.
❏ Submit your campus housing preference - ECU believes that living on campus is an important part of the college experience. Fall or summer term Freshman are required to submit a campus housing preference as well as pay the $100 advanced room fee and $100 application fee by May 1st. First choice of accommodations on campus is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Visit the Campus Living webpage for information on how to apply online.
❏ Register for orientation - Fall-term freshman students will choose from one of multiple two-day sessions available during the summer. During orientation, you will take a math placement exam (if necessary), meet with your advisor, register for fall classes, obtain your student identification card, and complete other important enrollment tasks. A fee will be required for orientation.
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, 106 Whichard Building, 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.
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 Student Guides - These books are designed to be your reference guide as you prepare to enter one of the most
exciting and important times of your life. Included is information that will get
you better acquainted with ECU and the offices, services, and programs on
campus that will help you learn, live, and lead during your college years and
beyond. Each of these books are provided below in PDF format.
Book 1: Learn more about East Carolina’s academic offerings and resources, special programs, and what you need to do to complete your enrollment process and begin preparing to join the Pirate Nation.
Book 2: Receive information about living and dining on campus, with details about East Carolina’s three residential neighborhoods and its wide variety of eateries. Instructions about securing your spot in a residence hall and ordering a meal plan are included.
Book 3: The East Carolina experience goes far beyond classrooms and residence halls. Get details on the many ways you can get the most out of your time here, including information on resources available to you from your very first days on campus.