Students wishing to be considered for admission to one of the Discipline Scholars Programs (Business Scholars, Humanities Scholars, Music Scholars, or Social Science Scholars) must first 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 score of 1200 on the old SAT, and/or minimum composite score of 1270 on the new SAT, and/or minimum ACT composite score of 27
Honors College Admissions Timeline for the Fall 2017 Entering Class
August 24, 2016: East Carolina University undergraduate admissions application opens
August – November 2016: 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, 2016: Deadline for prospective Honors College students to submit a completed East Carolina University undergraduate admissions application to remain eligible to be invited to complete the Honors College online application.
December 15, 2016: 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 - January 30, 2017: Application review period for candidates for admission to the Honors College, EC Scholars, and Early Assurance Programs
January 31, 2017: Targeted notification date for Honors College admission decisions and finalist decisions for EC Scholars and Early Assurance Programs
February 1, 2017: Honors College waitlist application becomes available on the Honors College website
February 19, 2017: Selection Sunday for finalists invited to compete for EC Scholars Award Program
February 20, 2017: Honors College Preview Day for all students admitted to the Honors College. Finalist interviews for Discipline Scholars Programs and Early Assurance Programs.
February 28, 2017: Targeted notification date for all award decisions for EC Scholars, Discipline Scholars Programs, and Early Assurance Programs.
March 8, 2017: Intention form deadline for students offered a space in the Honors College, Discipline Scholars Programs, and Early Assurance Programs.
March 15, 2017: 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, 2017: Enrollment deposit deadline for students accepted into the Honors College, EC Scholars, Discipline Scholars Programs, and Early Assurance Programs.
June 2017: Honors College Summer Orientation (required of incoming Honors students)
Summer 2017: 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org.