Applicants seeking admission to a certificate program must hold a BA, BS or an equivalent degree from an accredited college or university. To apply for the Certificate in Professional Communication, Multicultural and Transnational Literatures, or TESOL you must apply through the Graduate School as a certificate student. If you originally apply as a nondegree student, you must reapply as a certificate student before you have completed 9 s.h. of coursework. Only 9 s.h. hours of coursework taken as a nondegree student can be transferred to a certificate or MA program.
To apply as a certificate student, you need to submit an online application form, the application fee, and all transcripts. If you are applying for the TESOL Certificate and are a non-native speaker of English, you are also required to submit a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 or higher.
Credit earned as part of a graduate certificate program may be transferred into a degree program with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.
While the graduate certificate can be a pathway to a Masters Degree at ECU, completion of the certificate does not guarantee admission into a graduate degree program. Application to the MA program must be made separately. If all certificate credits are to count towards a graduate degree at ECU, application to the degree program must be made before half of the certificate hours (6 s.h.) have been completed. A maximum of 9 non-degree s.h. can be applied toward a graduate degree.
Please follow up on your application if you haven't heard anything within a month or so after submitting it. For more information, check out the MA degree admissions procedures and the FAQs. If you have question, please contact the graduate office at 252.328.6660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.