Frequently Asked Questions
Prospective Students & Applicants | New and Current Students
How can I find out more about a graduate program?
Answer: Go to the Graduate School homepage. Click on the Academic Programs link on the left side of the screen to see a list of graduate degrees offered. Each listing is a link to more information about that program.
Where do I find Academic Program application deadlines?
Answer: Go to the Graduate School homepage. Click on the Application Deadlines link on the left side of the screen.
What is the minimum test score (MAT, GRE, GMAT) required for admission?
Answer: ECU does not publish minimum test scores for admission. The Graduate School seeks to admit students who show evidence of being able to succeed in and benefit from academic programs of the rigor offered. Admission decisions are made at the program level and are based on multiple criteria indicative of preparation, performance and potential. For more information about program-level admission requirements you are encouraged to contact the Director of the Graduate Program in which you are interested. Use this link for a comprehensive list of graduate programs and contact information http://www.ecu./cs-acad/gradschool/programs.cfm .
How can I submit an on-line application?
Answer: Go to the Graduate School homepage. Click on either the Apply On-line icon or the Step-by-Step icons located on the bottom left side of the screen and follow the instructions provided. Please retain your login and pin so you may log back on and check the status of your application. You should pay your $70 application fee at the time of submission for the most efficient processing of your application.
I did not submit payment with my application. How do I pay my application fee?
You can pay online with Visa or MasterCard through our online payment site. You can mail a check payable to ECU Graduate School to
East Carolina University
131 Ragsdale Hall
Greenville, NC 27858
* Please note that these payments must be manually entered and therefore there will be a delay in processing your application.
What are the deadlines for submitting a non-degree application?
Answer: The dates below are the last day a non-degree application and payment are accepted. An application submitted without the application fee will not be processed.
Fall: August 15
Spring: December 20
1st and 11-week Summer: May 5
2nd Summer: June 15
How can I find out about the status of my application?
Answer: The status of your application can be obtained online at the Admissions website.
Please give two weeks processing time before checking your status after submission. You must retain your created Login ID and PIN to use this feature. If you have a question about your incomplete application, contact the Graduate School by phone 252-328-6012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . If your application status shows Completed, you can contact the Director of the Graduate Program of the program for which you applied with any questions. Please allow 2 weeks of processing time before contacting the program director.
What can I do if I forgot my password for my on-line application?
Answer: Contact the Graduate School via email (email@example.com) from the email account you used for your application. This helps us verify your identity.
How can I find information on the availability of graduate assistantship?
Answer: Go to the Graduate School homepage. Click on the New and Current Students tab then click on Financial Assistance. This page has general information about graduate assistantships. Please contact your individual program director for further information.
How can I find out more about the availability of tuition remissions?
Answer: Go to the Graduate School homepage. Click on the New and Current Students tab then click on Financial Assistance. This page has general information about Out-of-State Tuition Remissions. Please contact your individual program director for further information.
What is my ECU (Banner) ID?
Answer: If you are a new student, you should receive a letter in the mail stating your assigned Banner ID soon after your admission has been processed. If you are already enrolled, simply log into OneStop and click on the Tools tab located at the top of the screen. Click on the "What is my ECU (Banner) ID?" link under the Banner category in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
What if my residence status is incorrect?
Answer: The initial residency status is based on the information you provided on your application. If you feel this status is incorrect, please contact your application processor or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the classification. It may be necessary for you to provide additional information through the longer residency form. This is available on our website - hover over New & Current Students, and click on Residency for Tuition Purposes. The form is at the bottom of this page.
I've been in NC for a year. How do I change my residency?
Answer: To reclassify your residency, you need to complete a new residency form. This is available on our website-hover over New & Current Students, and click on Residency for Tuition Purposes. The form is at the bottom of this page. Complete the form and email or fax it with supporting documents to the Graduate School at email@example.com or 252-328-6071.
How do I access the Web sites for Personal Information, Registration, Dropping and Adding Classes, Accessing my Bill, Viewing my Class Schedule, Applying for Financial Aid, and determining which books are needed?
Answer: Go to OneStop and click on the Tools tab located at the top of the page. Next, click on the Banner Self Service link located on the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Click on the Main Menu link followed by a click on the Personal Information and Student Financial Aid link. Choose from one of the available options.
How can I register, add or drop classes?
Answer: Log into OneStop, click on Tools, Banner Self Service, then Student. Next, click on Registration to get to the Look Up Classes and Add or Drop Classes options. Click on the link that corresponds with the action you are trying to accomplish. If you encounter technical difficulties, contact the ECU Help Desk at 252-328-9866. For additional help go to the Help Desk Web site.
What do I do if there is a Hold Tag on my record?
Answer: Long onto OneStop and click on the Banner Self Service link under the Tools tab. Click on the Student and Financial Aid link, then Student Records. You should now see the option to View Holds. This link will show you any holds that you currently have on your record. Contact the office that controls that hold to determine how to have it lifted.
How can I find information on the availability of graduate assistantship?
Answer: Go to the Graduate School homepage. Click on the New and Current Students tab then click on Financial Assistance link. For additional information, contact your individual degree program coordinator.
I have not been enrolled in the Spring and/or Fall semester, how can I be readmitted?
Answer: Go to the Graduate School homepage where you apply online by clicking on the Apply Online icon. Select Readmit for the application type and press the Continue button to fill out the application.
How do I Change my Graduate Program?
Answer: First speak to the program director of your new desired program to determine their admission requirements. Complete the Change of Program form at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/gradschool/academicpolicies.cfm . This form will automatically gather the permissions of your current and desired program directors and also obtain the permission of the Graduate School before the change is recorded in Banner by the Registrar's office. You will receive an email notification when the change is complete.
Can I transfer courses into my graduate program?
Answer: The rules regarding transfer credit can be found in the graduate catalog at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/grcat/regulations.cfm#transfer . All requests for transfer credit should be communicated to your academic program and then the program will complete and submit the necessary forms to the Graduate School.
What are the formatting requirements for theses and dissertations?
Answer: Go to the Graduate School homepage and click on the New and Current Students tab. Next, click on Theses and Dissertations. This will provide you with general information regarding the formatting requirements for theses and dissertations. For additional information, contact the Graduate School Office Assistant at 252-328-5792 .