East Carolina University

Welcome to the East Carolina University Online Undergraduate Application
A message from the campus:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This application is for FRESHMAN applicants only.

All others, please visit www.ecu.edu/admissions to apply.

**International Applicants please go to the following website to apply: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/intlaffairs/apply.cfm

ATTENTION: East Carolina University does NOT participate in the CFNC Free Application Week. If you request a fee waiver, it must be one of the three approved waivers - SAT, ACT, or NACAC. All other applicants must submit the $70 application fee in order to be reviewed.


Welcome and thank you for your interest in applying to East Carolina University.

If you have already set up an Admissions Portal account via www.ecu.edu/admissions, you can complete an application on that site as well.

Do NOT complete an application through both CFNC.org and the Admissiosn Portal. Duplicate applications will cause problems processing your record. Click here to apply using the ECU Admissions Portal.

You will now be asked to create an account with the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) in order to apply to ECU.

Note: You must use the same e-mail account throughout the admissions process, as this e-mail will be used by ECU to communicate important information regarding your admission.


The login and password you will be given for your CFNC account is NOT the same login and password you will use for your Admissions Portal account.


Freshman applicants interested applying for Spring will need to contact the admissions office. Admission to Spring for Freshmen is not guaranteed and decisions will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Application Instructions



There is a $70.00 non-refundable application fee for all undergraduate applications to East Carolina University


For eligible freshmen applicants only, we will consider a fee waiver request from The College Board, ACT or NACAC. Official fee waiver forms are available from your high school guidance counselor and must be sent directly to the Admission Office.  We will be unable to review your application until we receive either the official fee waiver request form or the $70 application fee. No other fee waivers will be accepted.

Payment Instructions

Students who wish to pay by credit card must follow the prompts to submit their application.


Fee Waiver (Freshmen applicants only):

1.    After submitting your application, print a copy of your Application Confirmation & Agreement page.

2.    Sign and date this page.

3.    Mail, fax, or scan to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

*Your application will NOT be processed until this page is received.

Submit transcripts from high schools and colleges you have attended in envelopes sealed by the school or electronically through NC Wise (high schools) or EScript/Avow (colleges). High School seniors who have taken classes at a college/university must send all college transcripts to Undergraduate Admissions.

SAT/ACT scores should be sent directly from the College Board/ACT or included on the official high school transcript. NOTE: If a student submits ACT scores, they must include the supplemental writing section for consideration.

Please note that admission to the university does not guarantee admission to all degree programs, many of which have additional application procedures and requirements.

Application Status

A complete application for freshman admission includes:

  • A printed application agreement statement (press 'SUBMIT' after completing this application)
  • A non-refundable application fee payable by Credit/Debit Card
  • SAT/ACT scores NOTE: If a student submits ACT scores, they must include the supplemental writing section
  • A high school transcript sealed by the school showing class rank and cumulative grade point average; senior year courses in progress
  • Transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended

To apply to East Carolina University as a first-time, first-year student, you must meet one of the following criteria:

1.    You are currently enrolled high school and have not graduated.

2.    You graduated high school but you never attended a college or university after graduation.


To be admitted as a freshman, you must have completed the following courses upon high school graduation:

         English: 4 course units in English, emphasizing grammar, composition and literature.

         Mathematics: 4 course units including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and a higher level mathematics course for which Algebra II is a prerequisite.
Note:  The fourth math course unit is applicable only to students who graduated in 2006 or later.

         Natural Science: 3 course units including a life or biological science, a physical science and a laboratory science.

         Social Studies 2 course units, one of which must be U.S. History.

         Foreign Language: 2 course units of a language other than English. Both must be in the same language (i.e. Spanish 1 & 2). ECU accepts both American Sign Language and Latin.
Note: The foreign language component is applicable only to students who graduated high school in 2004 or later.

Application Deadlines



Apply by

Complete by

*Deposit by


March 15

April 15

May 1



Apply by

Complete by

*Deposit by


November 1

November 15

December 19


April 15

May 4

May 11


May 15

May 29

June 12



Apply by

Complete by


December 1

December 12


April 15

May 4


July 1

July 10

*"Deposit by" deadlines are for admitted students only.

Last updated: 11/12/2014 10:35:00 AM ET

High School Transcripts

Most North Carolina public high schools now have the capability to electronically send official high school transcripts to all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities through CFNC.org. We encourage you to visit your school counselor to verify coursework and grades prior to requesting an electronic transcript.

In order to send electronic transcripts, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled, or enrolled at the time of graduation, at a participating public high school in North Carolina.
  • Make sure you have entered the following information in the This is Me section of Your Profile:
    • First and Last name - This must match your NC SID name (use the name that appears on your report card, or check with your high school counselor).
    • NC Student Number (formerly NCWISE Student ID) - This can also be found on your report card.
    • E-mail address
    • Gender
    • Date of birth
    • My Account is connected to (the high school where you are currently enrolled, or were enrolled at the time of graduation)
If these conditions are met, you are ready to proceed to the Transcript Manager. A successfully requested transcript should be received by the college within 1-2 business days.

Important Announcement:

  • If you graduated in summer 2012 or before, you will need to contact your high school directly to request a transcript. Please note this is a temporary process change for electronic transcripts until NC DPI migrates historical data from NC WISE to PowerSchool.

If these conditions were met when you submitted your CFNC.org online application, you will then be presented with the option to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution.

If you submitted an online admission application through another website or university portal, we encourage you to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution from the CFNC Transcript Manager (located under the Apply tab → To College → Transcript Manager).

East Carolina University
Undergraduate Admissions Office, 106 Whichard Building
East 5th Street
Greenville, NC  27858-4353
Fax: (252) 328-6945
E-mail: admis@ecu.edu
Website: www.ecu.edu/admissions
How to Use the East Carolina University Online Application

To complete the online application, simply type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be re-entered prior to submittal.

When you have completed the application please check your work. When you are ready, click the 'SUBMIT' button located on the left column to submit the application.

Click here if you have any technical questions or need assistance with this online application.

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