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We are glad you have decided to apply to East Carolina University. We recommend that you start early and be aware of deadlines. Some graduate programs will allow students to take up to 9 credits as a non-degree student while completing the application to a degree program.
When completing your application be sure to mark “YES” in the field regarding “Online degree ". This assists us in making sure that you will receive all the information you need as one of over 6,000 ECU students who pursue their degrees without having to come to the campus.
You can access online applications, admission requirements and deadlines at Graduate admissions. Applicants are required to complete a self-managed application prior to consideration for admission. Each graduate program decides on the admissibility of its students. Return forms, transcripts and letters of recommendation as one package to:
Graduate Admissions Office
East Carolina University
131 Ragsdale Hall
Greenville, NC 27858
Upon completion of your application and acceptance to the University please keep in mind the following:
We want to hear from you! The Office of Continuing Studies has a student services office designed to assist you with your educational goals. If we can be of assistance at any time, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We look forward to working with you.
Contact your advisor: Introduce yourself and discuss registration. Your academic advisor will assist you with clarifying your academic goals and deciding on the appropriate courses for which to register. A listing of academic advisors is available on the Options website (www.options.ecu.edu). Select “Current Students” from the top menu, then select the appropriate advisor list. Classes fill quickly so we encourage you to register early.
Health form/immunizations: Immunizations are not required of distance education students; however if you plan to take face to face courses in the future you will need to have an up-to-date immunization on file with the ECU student health service.
On-campus orientation: Distance education students are not required to attend an on-campus orientation session, unless required by their academic department.
Parking permit: Distance education students do not need to purchase a parking permit.
Office of Continuing Studies
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Important Note to Residents Outside North Carolina:
of applicants outside the State of North Carolina to an online degree,
certificate or individual online course offered by East Carolina University, is
dependent on ECU’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state
of residence, if such authorization is required.
to evolving changes in higher education regulations, ECU will no longer be able
to offer distance education online programs or courses for students residing in
Massachusetts, Minnesota and Maryland.
We are also unable to offer distance education online programs or
courses to students residing in Ohio, except for those taking courses to
pursue ECU’s Nursing – MSN – Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, and in Alabama,
except for students taking courses to pursue ECU’s MBA and MS – Security
Studies Programs. For the most current
list of states, visit this link http://eai.ecu.edu/states/. ECU continues to work with state authorities
to allow students in these states who are currently enrolled in an ECU online
or certificate program to complete their degree.
students enrolled in programs or courses that require internships or supervised
clinical placements will be unable to complete these activities in the state
Because authorization is an evolving area, please check this site again for the latest statement from ECU.
For questions or concerns specific to the state authorization process, contact us at email@example.com.