Undergraduate Application Guide

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DE Undergraduate Student Application Guide

DE Undergraduate Student Application Guide

We are glad you have decided to apply to ECU. We recommend that you start early and be aware of deadlines.

When completing your application be sure to mark “YES” in the field regarding “Online degree completion only". This assists us in making sure that you will receive all the information you need, as one of over 6,000 ECU students who pursue their degrees without having to come to the campus.

You can access online applications, admission requirements and deadlines at Undergraduate Admissions. Please note that admission to the university does not guarantee admission to all degree programs, many of which have additional application procedures and requirements. Transcripts and questions regarding admission should be directed to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions,
106 Whichard Building,
East Carolina University,
Greenville, NC 27858-4353


Upon completion of your application and acceptance to the University please keep in mind the following:

We want to hear from you! The Office of Continuing Studies has a student services office designed to assist you with your educational goals. If we can be of assistance at any time, please contact us at options@ecu.edu . We look forward to working with you.

Visit www.options.ecu.edu , Online orientations and tutorials are available for distance education students by clicking DE Orientation.

Contact your advisor: Introduce yourself and discuss registration. Your academic advisor will assist you with clarifying your academic goals and deciding on the appropriate courses for which to register.   You will be assigned a registration PIN that will allow them to complete online registration. A listing of academic advisors is available on the Options website (www.options.ecu.edu). Select “Current Students” from the top menu, then select the appropriate advisor list. Classes fill quickly so we encourage you to register early. 

Health form/immunizations: Immunizations are not required of distance education students; however if you plan to take face to face courses you will need to have an up-to-date immunization on file with the ECU student health service.

On-campus orientation: Distance education students are not required to attend an on-campus orientation session, unless required by their academic department.

Parking permit: Distance education students do not need to purchase a parking permit.

Office of Continuing Studies
East Carolina University
Self-Help Center
Greenville, NC  27858-4353
P: 252-328-9206
P: 1-800-398-9275

Click here for Undergraduate Admissions

Important Note to Residents 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.

Due to evolving changes in higher education regulations, ECU will no longer be able to offer distance education online programs or courses for students residing in Massachusetts, Minnesota and Maryland.  We are also unable to offer distance education online programs or courses to students residing in Ohio, except for those taking courses to pursue ECU’s Nursing – MSN – Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, and in Alabama, except for students taking courses to pursue ECU’s MBA and MS – Security Studies Programs.  For the most current list of states, visit this link http://eai.ecu.edu/states/.  ECU continues to work with state authorities to allow students in these states who are currently enrolled in an ECU online or certificate program to complete their degree.

Additionally, students enrolled in programs or courses that require internships or supervised clinical placements will be unable to complete these activities in the state listed.

Because authorization is an evolving area, please check this site again for the latest statement from ECU.

For questions or concerns specific to the state authorization process, contact us at destateauth@ecu.edu.

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