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Honors College Wait List Information

Information connected to the waitlist process for the entering class of fall 2017 will be added to this page after August 1, 2016.


April 18, 2016: The Honors College has received a higher than expected positive response rate among students who have deposited to ECU for fall 2016.  As such, we are currently over-enrolled and we cannot consult our waitlist for any offers of admission until such time that we drop below our enrollment target.  While it is certainly possible that this could occur between now and August 1 if a student withdraws their enrollment from ECU, it is by no means a guarantee.  We are simply not permitted to offer any additional seats until and unless a space becomes available.  If such an opportunity presents itself, a member of our team will be in touch immediately to share this information with any student selected from our waitlist.

The Honors College wait list application process was open to any prospective fall 2016 undergraduate student who has been accepted to East Carolina University prior to March 1, 2016. Strongest consideration will be directed to those students who meet Honors College minimum eligibility criteria (see Application Process). Students who have already submitted a completed application to the Honors College and who were initially denied admission are automatically added to the Honors College wait list.

The Honors College wait list is consulted to fill the Honors College entering class if the incoming cohort falls below the Honors College enrollment goal. The Honors College wait list is not connected with the EC Scholars, Business Scholars, Humanities Scholars, Music Scholars, or Early Assurance Programs selection processes.  These are not open to students who are admitted through the wait list process.

The application carries a postmarked deadline date of March 15, 2016 for both the online application and the required peer letter of recommendation. The Honors College will acknowledge receipt of completed wait list applications with an e-mail confirmation.  This will occur at such time that the Honors College is in receipt of a completed online waitlist application and the required peer letter of recommendation. Following this electronic confirmation, the Honors College will only communicate with students on the wait list in the event of an updated admissions status with the Honors College. These decisions will be made on a rolling basis to begin as early as April 20 and to conclude no later than August 1, 2016.

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