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Transfer Resources

Transfer Course Equivalency

Transfer Course Equivalency

Transfer Course Equivalency – This page contains a searchable database by institution and course title of how courses you have taken or plan to complete will transfer to ECU. 

If you do not see a specific course listed, please note that course equivalencies are continuously under development.


NC Community College

NC Community College Students

Comprehensive Articulation Agreement – The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and NC public universities and has as its objective the smooth transfer of students.

North Carolina Community College Degree Plans – These degree plans are sorted by academic program and serve as a guide for students to map out their transfer to ECU. Prior credit, course availability, prerequisites, major requirements, and individual student needs must be considered when using the degree plans. 

Don't yet know what you want to major in? We recommend taking Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses. View the list here.  

Are you pursuing or have completed an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree? ECU offers two unique pathways to complete your Bachelor's Degree if you have been awarded a qualified AAS degree.
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology (BSIT) Transfer Program – This program is designed as a degree completion program for students with a qualified AAS degree in a technical or industrial related field. The program allows students to tailor a curriculum to their specific career goals with some online options depending on your area of concentration. To learn more about the program, go to www.ecu.edu/bsit.
  • B.S. Construction Management - AAS Transfer Option – This program is designed as a degree completion program for students with an AAS in Building Construction, Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Management, or Sustainability Technologies. Click here to learn more about this option.
Pirate Promise – Join the Pirate Nation with Pirate Promise and participate from your community college before you graduate and transfer. Pirate Promise is the starting point for full-time community college students to attend special events, get advising and have support as you transfer to ECU. To learn more and see a list of participating community colleges, visit the Pirate Promise webpage.
Major Exploration

Major Exploration

Undecided on a major? Here are some resources to help you explore ECU's degree programs and choose a major:


Next Steps

Next Steps

 Create an ECU Admissions Portal account. The Admissions Portal is designed to help personalize your admissions experience. An account allows you to begin receiving information via email, sign up for tours and other events, apply for admission, and check your application status. 

 Visit campus. The best way to get to know ECU is to visit, and we offer many opportunities for transfer students to experience campus:

        • Transfer tours. Join us for one of our special Transfer Tour Visits. During your visit, you will enjoy a transfer information session followed by a walking tour of our beautiful campus. Transfer students are always welcome to join us for one of our regular campus tours as well.
        • Transfer One Stop days. Transfer One Stop days are open to students at any stage in the transfer process - whether you are considering applying, in the process of applying, or have already been admitted and are ready to enroll. Information stations will assist with the application process, making the best academic choices, transfer articulation, and the enrollment process. Staff from other areas such as academic advising, financial aid, and the registrar's office will be available. Spring dates are April 12 and June 7 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Click here to register to attend.



Transfer FAQ

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 www.NCresidency.org 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 rdsinfo@ncresidency.org

Beginning with the 2017 admissions cycle, graduates from North Carolina Cooperative Innovative High Schools have an important decision to make when seeking admission to East Carolina University. According to House Bill 97 Section 11.16. (a) "any student who graduated from a cooperative innovative high school program with an associate degree and who applies for admission to the constituent institution has the option of being considered for admission as a freshman or as a transfer student." You can see if your early college qualifies by reviewing the list of Cooperative Innovative High School Programs.

If you meet the criteria listed above, please consider the following information when selecting which applicant status you would like to be evaluated for in the admissions process.

Important Note: Cooperative Innovative Graduates will still be submitting a freshman application, but will be given prompts to select how the applicant would prefer to be evaluated: Early College Option - Freshman or Early College Option - Transfer.

  • Freshman criteria includes an evaluation of all high school coursework, test scores, as well as your college coursework. We will weigh both as we make an admission decision.
  • Transfer criteria includes an evaluation of all college coursework; however, we still require applicants to submit high school transcripts and test scores.
  • Regardless of what criteria you select, you will still be bound by the freshman residency requirements as well as be required to attend all freshman orientation activities.

If you have any questions about which applicant status to select, please call our office at 252-328-6640 before submitting your application.

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. 

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

Students with foreign credit: All official documents must be in English. You must provide evaluation of official documents from an accredited agency. View the list of accredited agencies. All credits received from a foreign institution will be transferred as departmental electives unless you provide us with course descriptions. Course descriptions should be translated to English. 

Have questions? We have a group of informed staff members who are dedicated to making sure you get the information you need. 

Give us a call at 252-328-6640 or send us an email at transfer@ecu.edu.

Get Connected: Create your ECU Admissions Portal account today.

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