Now that you have been admitted, there are several important steps for enrollment that must be completed in the checklist below:

First Things First.   |   Secure Your Spot.   |   Before You Arrive.

First Things First.

❏  Set up your PirateID and email – Please log into the Admissions Portal account you created when you submitted your application. There you will find your PirateID, ECU ID and email address. Then, click here to activate your PirateID and create your secure passphrase. Need help? This helpful tutorial video will walk you through the process.

Important Note: All official correspondence will take place via your ECU email address. This includes tuition and fee bills, financial aid information, and any messages from your academic advisor, academic department, and faculty. Please check it frequently.

❏  Verify your residency (NC residents only) – If you wish to claim in-state residency for tuition purposes, please make sure to complete the Residency Determination Service (RDS) process at www.NCresidency.org, if you have not done so already. You will need to provide us with your Residency Certification Number (RCN) via the Admissions Portal.

❏  Apply for financial aid and scholarships – Make sure to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible. This will determine your eligibility for grants, loans, work-study, and other financial aid programs. Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage all fall freshmen to complete the FAFSA by February 14, or as soon as possible thereafter.

East Carolina's FAFSA school code is 002923.

Review our scholarship opportunities specifically for freshmen. You will need to apply for scholarships separately from applying for financial aid. To find out more information on what is available, if you are eligible, and how to apply, visit the University Scholarships webpage

Important Note: Deadlines for most university scholarships are in January 2019.

❏  Visit Campus – The best way to learn about your future institution is to visit. We offer information sessions and campus tours every weekday. Learn more about our information session and tour and then register online using your Admissions Portal account.

❏  Make plans to attend Pirates Aboard! Admitted Student Day – All admitted students are encouraged to attend Pirates Aboard! on Saturday, March 30, 2019. This full day of sessions includes extensive time spent with your intended major; updates from financial aid, housing, dining, and student life; campus tours; and an opportunity to visit our different styles of residence halls. 

This is your opportunity to connect with your future classmates and professors while also learning about the organizations and services we have at ECU. For more information, visit the Pirates Aboard! website.


Don't Wait! Secure Your Spot.

❏  Notify us of your intention to enroll – You must submit the non-refundable $100 Enrollment Deposit by May 1 to reserve your spot in the upcoming fall freshman class.

Once you set up your PirateID and ECU email, secure your enrollment at ECU by completing the instructions below to pay the $100 non-refundable deposit.

  1. Use the PirateID you created earlier to log into PiratePort
  2. In the search bar at the top of PiratePort, type in "tuition" and select "Tuition Statements, 1098-T Statements & Payments"
  3. In the new window, select the "Deposits" tab, choose the deposit term (i.e. Fall 2019), and click "Select"
  4. Choose "Enrollment Deposit - Main Campus," and click "Select," and then "Continue"
  5. Choose your desired payment method, and click "Select"
  6. Follow the steps on the screen to enter and submit your payment information
Note: You will receive a payment confirmation by email.

❏  Submit your campus housing preference – ECU believes that living on campus is an important part of the college experience. Fall or summer term freshmen are required to submit a campus housing application as well as pay the $100 advanced room fee and $100 application fee by May 1. Housing assignments are made in the order contracts are received, so we encourage you to submit your application early.

Visit the Campus Living website for information on how to apply online.

❏  Register for orientation – Freshmen who are admitted for the fall semester must attend one of the two-day orientation sessions in June or July. While at orientation, students learn about resources available at ECU to help them be successful academically, socially and emotionally. In addition, students will attend group academic advising and course registration. 

Visit the Orientation website for more information. Registration will be available in March.

❏  Review PIER and begin course registration ECU's "Pirate Introduction to ECU Registration" (PIER) will direct you through the steps you need to take to begin your academic journey at ECU. You will learn more about the university, its programs, and the resources available to you. You may review the information on the PIER website at any time. Once registration opens for freshmen on June 3 at 8 a.m., you will be able to log into PiratePort and register for fall courses, provided that you have already signed up for orientation. If you have not signed up for orientation, you will not be able to register until you do so. Please be sure to use the course guides in Port 2 ("By Major Course Guides") to identify recommended first semester courses for your intended major.

Visit the PIER website for more information.


Before You Arrive.

❏  Submit your final official transcripts – Enrolling students must submit their final official high school transcript by July 1, 2019. If you attended a community college or earned college credits during high school, please arrange for that school to send an official transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office by July 1, 2019.

Send transcripts to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Mail Stop 517
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

We also accept electronic transcripts from most transcript services including the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC). Please request to have them sent directly to admissions@ecu.edu.

Important Note: All admission decisions are contingent on your continued success. Students must maintain freshman requirements throughout the remainder of all coursework prior to their start term.

❏  Submit proof of immunizations to ECU Student Health Services – Immunizations are a state law requirement and failure to comply will result in academic withdrawal. Students must also complete the online Report of Medical History form by logging into their Online Student Health account at https://ecu.medicatconnect.com/.

Visit the Student Health Services Checklist for New Pirates for more information about health related requirements.

❏  Social security number verification – The Internal Revenue Service requires East Carolina University to verify social security numbers (SSN) annually for accurate tax reporting on 1098-T forms. Having an accurate SSN on tax forms supports the tax deduction that a student or family may claim for qualified educational expenses on both federal and state income tax returns. Failure to provide ECU with an SSN may result in the student being fined in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code section 6723.

Download the SSN request FAQ and follow the instructions to verify your social security number or individual taxpayer identification number.

❏  Explore the Admitted Student Guide – Our online Admitted Student Guide provides a wealth of information about academics, campus living, and student life at East Carolina. Review the guide often as you make your way through the enrollment process.


Important Reminders

Honors College Questions or Concerns – If you have questions regarding your application or admission status to the Honors College, please visit the Honors College website or contact their office at 252-328-6373 or honorscollege@ecu.edu.

Contacts to Know