Admissions

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Discover a Community Dedicated to Your Success

At ECU, commitment to our passionate and loyal community underscores everything we do. We want you to be a part of that community, even if traditional on-campus learning doesn’t make sense in your life. Our online programs provide the same academic quality, expert instruction, and robust student support systems as our on-campus programs, empowering you on your road to personal and professional success.

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Admission Requirements

Online undergraduate students are required to have a minimum of 24 hours of transferable credits for admission.

  • Students under the age of 21 will also be expected to meet NC High School Minimum Course Requirements and are required to submit a final high school transcript.
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA for all college-level coursework attempted.

Please note:

  • Meeting the minimum admission requirements doesn’t guarantee admission nor does it guarantee admission into your academic program of interest.
  • Offers of admission are extended on the basis of a competitive review process and are subject to enrollment limits.
  • Only courses with a grade of “C” or higher from regionally accredited institutions are eligible to transfer and can be used to gain admission.
Undergraduate Students Application Materials
  • A completed online application .
  • All official transcripts from each college, technical institute, or university attended, if applicable. Send transcripts to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Mail Stop 517
    East Carolina University
    Greenville, NC 27858-435

    We also accept electronic transcripts from most transcript services. Please request to have them sent directly to transfer@ecu.edu .
Residency Determination

The Residency Determination Service (RDS) has been established by the North Carolina State Legislature as the centralized service for determining residency for students. If you are a student applying for admission and claiming in-state residency for tuition purposes, you must visit NCresidency.org NCresidency.org to verify your residency.

If you’ve already completed the residency verification process and obtained your Residency Certification Number (RCN), you can enter your RCN when filling out our application. If you do not already have your RCN, you may submit your application and then come back and enter your RCN once you have it.

For more information, visit the Office of the Registrar’s Residency page , or contact RDS at 1-844-319-3640 or rdsinfo@ncresidency.org .

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