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 $35 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.

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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.

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Deadlines: Readmit Applications for Admission

SemesterApplication DeadlineFinal Transcripts Deadline
Spring 2018November 27, 2017December 4, 2017
Summer 2018April 23, 2018April 27, 2018
Fall 2018July 30, 2018August 6, 2018

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Residency Determination

The Residency Determination Service (RDS) has been established by the North Carolina State Legislature as the centralized service for determining residency for students. If you are an undergraduate student applying for admission and claiming in-state residency for tuition purposes, you must visit to verify your residency. If you've already completed the residency verification process and obtained your Residency Certification Number (RCN), you can enter your RCN when filling out our application. If you do not already have your RCN, you may submit your application and then come back and enter your RCN once you have it. It is your responsibility to complete the Residency Determination Process in a timely manner. Your residency status determines your cost of tuition and eligibility for North Carolina-supported financial aid.

For more information, visit the Office of the Registrar's Residency page, or contact RDS at 1-844-319-3640 or

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

All ECU academic programs prepare students to sit for applicable licensure in North Carolina.  In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure, ECU is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina.  ECU cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina.  Please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside North Carolina. 

Important Note to Residents Outside North Carolina

Admission of applicants outside the State of North Carolina to an online degree, certificate, or individual online course offered by East Carolina University is dependent on ECU's ability to secure authorization from the applicant's state of residence, if such authorization is required. Click here to read the full notice.

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