ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Letters of Reference
When gathering letters of recommendation, approach people who can provide a strong, personal letter that focuses on your academic and intellectual abilities. Comments on your positive character traits and professional experience, while helpful, are not as relevant as comments on your ability to succeed academically. Access the Graduate Admissions Management App and enter the names and e-mail addresses of your references. They will be able to submit their letters electronically. This site is accessible the day after you submit an application and payment to the Graduate School. We prefer that Letters of Reference come through the online Graduate Admissions Management App; emails to firstname.lastname@example.org are also accepted; please contact the Graduate School if your reference needs to submit the paper reference form.
Statement of Purpose
The Statement of Purpose is an essay describing your academic interests and how you would intend to pursue them in the graduate program at ECU. This writing sample is a very important part of your application and is given considerable weight by most graduate programs. Be sure to state your academic interests clearly and include reasons why ECU is the best place for you to pursue your graduate education.
Submit your Statement of Purpose online through the Graduate Admissions Management App after your paid application is submitted. Do not submit a paper copy or e-mail your Statement of Purpose to the Admissions Office as it will not be used toward your application.
Checklist Requirements Key
When you view your checklist online or receive automated emails regarding the status of your
application, any item that does not have a date beside it is an application item that is still
needed by our office. The list below gives a description of the various checklist items. This
list is for reference only. All items listed are not required for every program.
Answers to Safety Questions
This refers to receipt of your online application. If there
is a status of "pending" then it is under review by the
Dean of Students Office.
Non-refundable Appl Fee
Application fee and method of payment
Proof of licensure in your field required for some
applications. Nursing allows licensure outside of NC,
contact program for details.
Statement of Purpose
This refers to a Statement of Purpose or Intent
This also refers to a Statement of Purpose or Intent
Letter 1, 2, 3
Letters of Recommendation required by some programs;
when known, the names of the recommenders will appear
in the "Item Received Description" area.
Transcript 1, 2, 3
The required college transcripts are listed here with the
college name appearing in the "Item Received Description"
Final College Transcipt
This is used to record receipt of a transcript showing
that your undergraduate degree was awarded.
Graduate Record Exam
Refers to receipt of official scores for the GRE
Miller Analogies Test
Refers to receipt of official scores for the MAT
Refers to receipt of official scores for the GMAT
This refers to a requirement to submit a resume
This is a separate application required by your program.
Please visit the program website for information.
: When a program offers multiple test options for the test score requirement, all test
options will be listed until official scores are received by the Graduate School. The
additional test options must be removed from your application requirements manually
in our office, so please allow several days for the unused options to be removed.
The Resume or Curriculum Vita is a summary listing of your academic and work background. Submit your Resume online through the Graduate Admissions Management App after your paid application is submitted. Do not submit a paper copy or e-mail your Resume to the Admissions Office as it will not be used toward your application.
The programs listed below require a supplemental application in addition to the Graduate School's application. Most supplemental applications require you to respond to specific essay or short answer questions and give information on program prerequisites.
- EdD Educational Leadership PreK-12
- MA Psychology (Health Psychology Ph.D., MA/CAS, and MA with a concentration in
- MSA School Administration
- MS Communication Sciences & Disorders
- MS Nutrition
- MS Occupational Therapy
- MSW Social Work
The program may require current teaching or nursing licensure for admission. A faxed or scanned emailed copy of your license is sufficient for this requirement. If you will not earn your license prior to the program's application deadline, please inform your processor.