Explore East Carolina University: Transfer Admissions Guide

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Transfer Admissions Guide
We're here to help you navigate a seamless transfer to ECU. We invite you to uncover the treasures that come with being a member of Pirate Nation.™
PURSUE KNOWLEDGE RELENTLESSLY 87 bachelor’s degrees 19:1 student-tofaculty ratio 25% MORE THAN of ECU undergraduates participate in research projects with faculty outside of course or program requirements. TOP TRANSFER MAJORS Highest Enrollment Programs 50 75 100 Number of Students Enrolled Number of Students Enrolled 125 150 Nursing Management Industrial Technology Elementary Education Biology Marketing Psychology Information and Computer Technology Communication Construction Management Top Transfer Majors 2020 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 Business Administration Nursing (MSN plus DNP) Medicine Library Science Dental Medicine Social Work Top Graduate Programs — 2020 Explore at ecu.edu/degrees.

Most in N.C.

ECU trains more new nurses each year than any four-year institution in North Carolina and is the largest producer of education professionals in the state.

Largest in N.C.

ECU has the largest colleges of business and allied health sciences in North Carolina.

Only in N.C.

ECU is the only university in North Carolina with a dental school, medical school and college of engineering at the same institution.


As a statewide leader in distance education, ECU offers a number of undergraduate degreecompletion programs online.

Visit online.ecu.edu/online-programs for details on programs in these fields:

Business • Communication • Education • Health Information Management • Health Services Management • Hospitality Management • Industrial Distribution and Logistics • Industrial Technology • Nursing (RN to BSN) • University Studies
AT ECU, IT’S ALL HANDS ON DECK ECU’s motto is Servire — Latin for To Serve. CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT ECU’s Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement will help you learn about yourself and your community as you take action through service. Learn more at clce.ecu.edu. student service hours per academic year (pre-COVID) 28,000+ 44 undergraduate courses with a service-learning designation 161 local community partner organizations



ECU offers a variety of study abroad program options ranging from short-term, faculty-led programs in the summer to full-semester exchanges and even the unique year-round ECU Tuscany in Italy.


250+ study abroad programs in 65+ countries


Words cannot adequately describe the game day atmosphere on ECU’s campus. Come see for yourself as you cheer on the Pirates, who field 18 NCAA Division I teams.

ECU is proud to be a member of the American Athletic Conference. ecupirates.com

The ECU experience is a complete one, and Pirate spirit is part of everything we do. ECU

offers innovative programs and services to develop
500+ student organizations 30 Club Sports teams from bass fishing to wrestling 20 Intramural Sports activities from battleship to volleyball
you as a passionate leader and an involved citizen. Visit admissions.ecu.edu/ student-life to learn more about having a fulfilling college experience at ECU. Learn more at sil.ecu.edu.
Figures current as of fall 2021 OUR STUDENTS ECU AT A GLANCE 22,463 undergraduate students 38% of transfers are online students (Five-year average) 70% of enrolled transfer students came from a North Carolina community college 28,021 total students Our students come from: all 100 N.C. counties 45 states plus the District of Columbia 68 countries 30% students from racially and ethnically underrepresented populations Does not include non-permanent residents and race/ ethnicity unknown.
CAMPUS LIVING and DINING SERVICES dining venues, including food trucks and favorites like Chick-fil-A®, Raising Cane's® and Starbucks® ECU's livinglearning community designed specifically for transfer students 2 student centers 25+ Learn more at campusliving.ecu.edu. QUEST Off-Campus Resources are available to assist students and parents in their search to find safe and affordable off-campus housing. Learn more at offcampus.ecu.edu.
GET AN EXCELLENT EDUCATION AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE IN-STATE: $7,325 ANNUAL TUITION AND FEES* OUT-OF-STATE: $23,602 Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for financial aid. ECU's Federal School Code is 002923. *For full-time, on-campus students. Cost per credit hour can be found at go.ecu.edu/tuition.

78% of ECU students receive financial assistance

$243 million total aid awarded

in 2020-2021

ECU offers scholarships, financial aid options and other programs that can help you concentrate on your education without taking on heavy amounts of debt.

Visit admissions.ecu.edu/afford for more information.

The deadline for transfer scholarship applications is January 15. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year. Visit the Office of University Scholarships at scholarships.ecu.edu for details.


Transfer students accepted into the Honors College receive $1,250 per semester in scholarship support for up to five semesters. Transfer students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply to the Honors College:

Transferring from a North Carolina community college

3.5 or higher cumulative GPA (all institutions attended)

24 credit hours completed post-high school

Entering in fall term

Submit completed ECU application including transcripts) by December 9


The best way to learn about ECU is to visit in person. We invite you to join us for a campus tour or other special event. While you’re here, we hope you will be able to spend some time in Greenville. Located in the heart of eastern North Carolina, Greenville is a thriving, student-supportive community widely recognized as a cultural, educational, economic and medical hub. Find more

information about campus visits and special events at admissions.ecu.edu/visit. Take our virtual tour at admissions.ecu.edu/ virtualtour. COME FOR A VISIT


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Sign up today at navigator.ecu.edu APPLICATION INFORMATION To be considered for admission, please submit the following: Online application Nonrefundable $75 application fee ALL official college transcripts from each institution attended prior to ECU For more detailed information, visit transfer.ecu.edu. The best way to track the progress of your application is to monitor your Navigator account, which will be updated as we receive each part of your application. We offer rolling admission, so you will receive a decision shortly after your application becomes complete. MIDDLE 50% GPA: 2.60–3.40 of academic credentials for transfer applicants offered admission:
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Please make note of when registration begins for your intended term. Registration dates can be found at transfer.ecu.edu. The earlier you apply and enroll, the more course options will be available to you.





Pirate Promise allows students from participating community colleges access to advising and extra support before they transfer to ECU. Qualifying Pirate Promise students are guaranteed admission and eligible for an application fee waiver among other benefits. Learn more at piratepromise.ecu.edu

Application Deadlines:
Spring Early December | Summer Mid-April | Fall Mid-June Scholarship Deadline: January 15 Financial Aid Priority Deadline: March 1
TRANSFER You must have completed (or be enrolled in) a minimum of 24 transferable credit hours, including the equivalent to ECU’s ENGL 1100 Composition. Applicants are reviewed on the basis of their cumulative GPA, and the most competitive applicants are offered admission. Note: Meeting the minimum admission qualifications does not guarantee admission, nor does it guarantee admission to a specific academic program.
Visit our transfer course equivalency page at go.ecu.edu/ CourseEquivalency to review what credit you may have already earned. Do you attend North Carolina community college? Access helpful resources such as the four-year degree plans, AAS Transfer Pathways, articulation agreements and other important CAA information via registrar.ecu.edu/transfers
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Undergraduate Majors and Selected Concentrations Accounting* African and African American Studies Anthropology Applied Atmospheric Science Applied Sociology Art Animation and Interactive Design • Ceramics • Film and Video Production • Graphic Design • Illustration • Metal Design • Painting • Photography • Printmaking • Sculpture • Textile Design Art Education Biochemistry Biology Biology • Ecology/Evolution • Molecular/Cell Biology Birth Through Kindergarten Teacher Education* Chemistry Child Life Clinical Laboratory Science Communication Interpersonal/Organizational Communication* • Journalism • Media Studies • Public Relations Community and Regional Planning Computer Science Construction Management Criminal Justice Dance Design Architectural Technology • Mechanical Technology Economics Elementary Education (K–6)* Engineering Biomedical Engineering • Bioprocess Engineering • Electrical Engineering • Environmental Engineering • Industrial and Systems Engineering • Mechanical Engineering English English, Secondary Education Entrepreneurship Environmental Health Exercise Physiology Family and Community Services Family and Consumer Sciences Education* Fashion Merchandising and Consumer Studies Finance Foreign Languages and Literatures Classical Studies • French • French Education • German Studies • German Education • Global Studies • Hispanic Studies • Hispanic Studies Education Geographic Information Science and Technology Geography Geographic and Environmental Systems • Global Environment and Development Geology Coastal and Marine Geology • Environmental Geology • General Geology Health Fitness Specialist Health Information Management* Health Services Management* History Atlantic and Maritime • Historical Studies • Pre-Law • Public History History, Secondary Education Hospitality Management* Industrial Distribution and Logistics* Industrial Engineering Technology Industrial Technology Architectural Design Technology • Bioprocess Manufacturing* • Distribution and Logistics* •

Health Information Technologies* • Industrial Engineering Technology*

• Industrial Management* • Information and Computer Technology* • Mechanical Design Technology

Information and Computer Technology Computer Networking • Information Security • Information Technology Interior Design Management

General Business* • Human Resource Management*

• International Business • Management* Management Information Systems* Marketing* Mathematics

Mathematics, Secondary Education Middle Grades Education* Multidisciplinary Studies Individualized Concentrations • International Studies • Neuroscience • Religious Studies • Security Studies Music

Music Performance • Music TheoryComposition • Music Therapy Music Education Nursing (RN to BSN*) Nutrition and Dietetics Philosophy Pre-Law

Physical Education Physics

Political Science Pre-Law

Professional Writing and Information Design Psychology

Public Health

Community Health • Prehealth Professions • Worksite Health Promotion

Recreation and Park Management Recreational Therapy Rehabilitation Services Science Education Social Work Sociology

Software Engineering Data Science • Mobile and Web Development

Special Education, Adapted Curriculum* Special Education, General Curriculum* Speech and Hearing Sciences Sports Studies

Supply Chain Management* Theatre Arts (BA) Theatre Arts (BFA) Musical Theatre • Professional Actor Training • Stage Management • Theatre Design and Production • Theatre for Youth Theatre Arts Education University Studies*

*Online option available. Please visit online.ecu.edu for more details, as some programs may have additional requirements such as an application and/or prerequisite courses.

Pre-Professional Programs

Dentistry Law Medicine

Physician Assistant Physical Therapy Pharmacy Occupational Therapy Optometry Veterinary Medicine

The pre-professional programs listed above are undergraduate course pathways that prepare you for a professional degree after your bachelor’s degree. This does not guarantee admission to a professional program.

Visit East Carolina University’s Degree Explorer at www.ecu.edu/degrees for detailed information about ECU’s academic programs.

East Carolina University is committed to equality of opportunity and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the following protected classes: race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation and veteran status.

East Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. More information is at go.ecu.edu/accreditation.

Institutions are required to publish an annual report disclosing campus security policies and three years of selected crime statistics. To access ECU’s Annual Security Report, visit go.ecu.edu/clery online, or request a copy from ECU Police (ecu.edu/police).

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