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.
*Note about the 2017 application forms*
This is our second year using our "new and improved" application forms, which were designed to be more user-friendly, with clearer and more comprehensive instructions, easier-to-read typeface, and clearer formatting. We hope these updates make navigating the application process a little easier on students and reduce the possibility of needing to send in extra info or clarifications after submitting a packet. We've tested out the forms, but please let us know if you encounter any glitches or errors so we can get them fixed. Thanks again, and we're looking forward to getting to know our 2017 applicants!
The application deadline for the 2017 cohort of the STEPP Program is May 16, 2016. Please note that this is a postmark deadline; all materials that are postmarked by May 16th 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 16th 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:
The application deadline for the 2016 cohort of the STEPP Program was May 15, 2015. During the summer of 2015, we selected the 2016 cohort and established a waiting list. That waiting list will expire on May 1, 2016, 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 may still submit a late application for the 2016 waiting list between now and May 1st, but are encouraged to consider applying for the 2017 cohort instead and to actively pursue other options for the 2016-2017 school year. To be considered for the 2016 cohort waiting list, please submit a complete application packet using the 2017 application materials and include a note requesting consideration for 2016 as well.
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 News & Events page for the dates of these sessions and the link to register!
Admission decisions for the 2017 cohort of the STEPP Program have been made, and decision letters were mailed out to all interviewees during mid-August.
Applications for the 2018 cohort will be posted on our website in January 2017. The application deadline for this cohort is May 15, 2017.
The Fall 2015 STEPP newsletter is now available.