Emerging Academic Initiatives
DE Student Orientation


Welcome to East Carolina University’s Distance Education (DE) Student Orientation. This orientation is intended to introduce prospective students to the distance education opportunities offered through East Carolina University’s Division of Continuing Studies. Once you have decided distance education is a good option for you, this orientation can take you step-by-step through the process of how to get started.

As you work through the orientation, you will discover answers to questions you may have such as…

  • What is distance education?
  • What degrees and programs are offered?
  • Is distance education a good choice for me?
  • How do I apply for admission?
  • What is the cost to enroll in distance education courses, and how do I pay?
  • Who is my advisor, and how do I contact him/her?
  • How do I register for classes?
  • How do I get an email account and DE student card?
  • What kind of computer do I need?
  • How do I buy books?
  • When do classes start?
  • How do I access course material?
  • How do I access library resources?
  • If I need to come to campus where will I park?
  • How do I apply for graduation?