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EC Scholars Award Application Process

The EC Scholars Award is the most prestigious scholarship offered at East Carolina University. Students wishing to be considered for the EC Scholars Award will first need to be accepted into the Honors College.

Admission to the Honors College at East Carolina University is competitive and by invitation only. Students wishing to be considered for admission into the Honors College or any of its programs first need to meet minimum eligibility criteria to receive an invitation to apply:

  • Submit a completed application for undergraduate admission to East Carolina University by the priority deadline of November 15.
  • Meet the following minimum criteria within both the standardized test and high school achievement categories:
    • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 and/or minimum weighted GPA of 4.0
    • Minimum mathematics/critical reading combined SAT score of 1200 and/or minimum ACT composite score of 27 (super scoring is permitted for both tests)
Students who meet the above criteria will receive an invitation by mail within the ECU acceptance packet to complete the Honors College application online through Pirate Port.  The postmarked deadline for submitting the completed Honors College application and all associated materials is December 15.  The Honors College acknowledges receipt of completed Honors College applications online through Pirate Port.

Honors College Admissions Timeline for the Fall 2015 Entering Class

August 19, 2014: East Carolina University undergraduate admissions application opens. Visit:  http: //www.ecu.edu/admissions/
August - November 2014: Qualified applicants to East Carolina University will be invited to complete the Honors College online application.  This will be communicated to qualified applicants in the ECU acceptance letter processed by the office of undergraduate admissions.
November 15, 2014: East Carolina University undergraduate admissions application priority deadline.  A completed East Carolina University undergraduate admissions application must be submitted by 11:59pm on November 15 to remain eligible for invitation to complete the Honors College online application.
December 15, 2014: Honors College application deadline for invited students.  The Honors College application must be submitted by 11:59pm on December 15 and the peer letter of recommendation must be postmarked by this date.
December 16, 2014 - January 30, 2015: Application review period for candidates for admission to the Honors College, EC Scholars, Business Scholars, Music Scholars, and Early Assurance Programs.
January 31, 2015: Targeted notification date for Honors College admission decisions and finalist decisions for EC Scholars, Business Scholars, Music Scholars, and Early Assurance Programs.
February 1, 2015: Honors College waitlist application becomes available on the Honors College website
February 15, 2015: Selection Sunday for finalists invited to compete for EC Scholars, Business Scholars, Music Scholars, and Early Assurance Programs.
February 16, 2015: Honors College Preview Day for all students admitted to the Honors College.
February 27, 2015: Targeted notification date for all award decisions for EC Scholars, Business Scholars, Music Scholars, and Early Assurance Programs.
March 11, 2015: Intention form deadline for students offered a space in the Honors College, EC Scholars, Business Scholars, Music Scholars, and Early Assurance Programs.
March 15, 2015: Honors College waitlist deadline for prospective students.  The Honors College waitlist application must be submitted by 11:59pm on March 15 and the peer letter of recommendation must be postmarked by this date.
April 15, 2015: Enrollment deposit deadline for students accepted into the Honors College, EC Scholars, Business Scholars, Music Scholars, and Early Assurance Programs.
Summer 2015: Honors College Summer Orientation (required of incoming Honors students)
Summer 2015: Honors College Kickoff Events (optional to incoming Honors students)

Requests for visits to the Honors College and any questions about the Honors College admissions process should be directed to our main office by phone to 252.328.6373 or by e-mail tohonorscollege@ecu.edu.

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