Please note: This application is for students who are interested in entering East Carolina University through the STEPP Program. Students interested in general ECU application information, programs, and resources should visit the website of ECU's Undergraduate Admissions office.
Applications for the 2019 cohort will be posted on this website in January 2018. Please check back at that time to download the application materials.
(Please note that the links below are currently inactive because we are in between application years. They will be updated and reactivated in January 2018 when the new applications are posted.)
The application deadline for the 2019 cohort of the STEPP Program is May 15, 2018.
Please note that this is a postmark deadline; all materials that are postmarked by May 15th will be considered on time, even if they do not physically arrive at our office until after that date. Emailed materials with a timestamp up to 11:59 PM on May 15th will also be considered on time.
To determine which version of the STEPP Program application you should use, please find the category that best describes you below:
Each year, we test out the application forms before posting them, but please let us know if you encounter any glitches or errors in the form itself so we can get them fixed. Thanks!
The application deadline for the 2018 cohort of the STEPP Program was May 15, 2017. During the summer of 2017, we selected the 2018 cohort and notified all applicants of their admissions status during mid-August 2017. As of October 2017, all students who were offered a seat in the 2018 cohort chose to accept their offer and have since been officially admitted to both the STEPP Program and ECU.
We have also established a waiting list for the 2018 cohort. All students who were placed on the waiting list were notified in August 2017. That waiting list will expire on May 1, 2018, at which time the cohort will be finalized. At that point, we will no longer be able to make any changes to the cohort roster.
Interested students who missed the 2018 application deadline are strongly encouraged to consider applying for the 2019 cohort instead and to actively pursue other options for the 2018-2019 school year. Students who wish to submit a late application for the 2018 cohort should submit a complete application packet using the 2019 application materials and include a note requesting consideration for 2018 as well. Please note that late applications will only be considered if a seat opens up in the 2018 cohort before May 1, 2018.
Students who intend to apply for the future cohorts are encouraged to begin preparing now:
Please contact Emily Johnson if you have any questions about the application process.
The STEPP Program hosts information sessions for prospective students and families throughout the year. Check our Open House page for the dates of these sessions and the link to register!
Admission decisions for the 2018 cohort of the STEPP Program were made in August 2017. All the students who were offered a seat in the program have accepted their offer and have been admitted to ECU. Welcome to the STEPP community, 2018 Cohort!
Applications for the 2019 cohort will become available in early 2018. The application deadline for this cohort will be May 15, 2018. Stay tuned for updates on the application process!
The Spring 2017 STEPP newsletter is now available.