A Division of Enrollment Services
To get started, review the admission guidelines, application requirements, and deadline dates below. It is never too early to begin preparing your application and high school students are encouraged to apply early in their senior year.
To be considered for admission as a freshman, you must have completed the following courses upon high school graduation:
During your senior year, we strongly recommend that you take a foreign language, mathematics, and a natural science course in addition to English. These courses will better prepare you for your freshman year curriculum.
If you did not meet all of the minimum course requirements as indicated above, please view the Transfer Admission Guidelines to see how to gain admission to ECU.
If you are a graduate of a Cooperative Innovative High School (Early College), please read more about your application options here.
Official documents should be sent to:Office of Undergraduate AdmissionsMailstop 517East Carolina UniversityGreenville, NC 27858-4353
The priority deadline for freshman applications for Fall 2018 is March 1, 2018. Applications will be accepted after that date on a space-available basis.
Fall Semester: May 1, 2018
*The official deadline for payment of your ECU Enrollment Deposit is May 1, 2018. It is strongly advised to pay your deposit online as soon as possible to reserve your space in the incoming class. Visit the Admitted Student Checklist for Freshmen for instructions on paying your deposit.
Beginning with the 2017 admissions cycle, graduates from North Carolina Cooperative Innovative High Schools have an important decision to make when seeking admission to East Carolina University. According to House Bill 97 Section 11.16. (a) "any student who graduated from a cooperative innovative high school program with an associate degree and who applies for admission to the constituent institution has the option of being considered for admission as a freshman or as a transfer student." You can see if your early college qualifies by reviewing the list of Cooperative Innovative High School Programs.
If you meet the criteria listed above, please consider the following information when selecting which applicant status you would like to be evaluated for in the admissions process.
Important Note: Cooperative Innovative Graduates will still be submitting a freshman application, but will be given prompts to select how the applicant would prefer to be evaluated: Early College Option - Freshman or Early College Option - Transfer.
All ECU academic programs prepare students to sit for applicable licensure in North Carolina. In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure, ECU is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina. ECU cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. Please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside North Carolina.