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 already done so. You will need to provide us with your Residency Certification Number (RCN) via the Admissions Portal.

❏  Apply for financial aid – 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 students to complete the FAFSA by February 14, or as soon as possible thereafter.

East Carolina's FAFSA school code is 002923.

❏  Review your Official Credit Evaluation (if applicable) – If you completed any courses since you last enrolled at East Carolina, you will receive an official credit evaluation of those completed credits. Follow the instructions below on how to access your evaluation. If you have any questions regarding your evaluation, please contact the Registrar at crediteval@ecu.edu. Please review your Degree Works audit to verify how your transfer courses were applied to your degree requirements.

Instructions for accessing your Official Credit Evaluation:

  1. Use the PirateID you created earlier to log into PiratePort
  2. Select the top left tile titled "Banner Self Service"
  3. Select "Student," then "Student Records," and then "Academic Transcript"
  4. Under "All levels" click the down arrow and select "Undergraduate"
  5. Click "Submit"

Don't Wait! Secure Your Spot.

❏  Submit your campus housing preference (optional) – If you are interested in living on campus, please submit your housing application as soon as possible once it becomes available online. 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.

If you are interested in living off campus, please contact our Off-Campus Services office for additional information on off-campus housing.


Before You Arrive.

❏  Begin advising and registration – All readmitted students are to contact the appropriate advising center of their intended academic program to make a phone or in-person advising appointment. Students will be able to further discuss their GPA, current academic standing, intended program, and their degree plan. Please contact the advisor for your intended academic program.

❏  Submit your final official transcripts – Enrolling students must submit their final official transcripts from all institutions attended (including graduation date, if applicable) by the deadline indicated for your start term.

SemesterFinal Official Transcript Deadline
(Admitted Students Only)
Summer 2019May 9, 2019
Fall 2019August 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. Please request to have them sent directly to transfer@ecu.edu.

Important Note: All admission decisions are contingent on your continued success. Students must maintain readmission 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.

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.


Important Reminders

Admission to the university and your intended academic program – Please remember that admission to East Carolina University does not guarantee admission to an individual academic program. For more information about entrance into your specific academic program, please visit the departmental website available through our Degree Explorer page. Additionally, you may contact the academic advisor for your program of interest.

Tuition Surcharge – Undergraduate students who elect to take more than 140-degree credit hours to complete a baccalaureate degree or 110% of the credit hours necessary to complete an approved five-year program may be subject to a 50% tuition surcharge. Please note this is not an ECU fee, it is a fee required by the General Administration of the University of North Carolina System. For further information regarding this policy, visit the Tuition Surcharge webpage.

Forgiveness Policy – Former students that have not been enrolled at ECU for a minimum of two consecutive academic years are eligible. Subsequent ECU-based GPAs of students readmitted under this policy will be computed without the inclusion of previous coursework in which a failing grade (F) was received. Students that have indicated they would like to be considered for forgiveness have already been notified if they will be receiving it and can further discuss this with their academic advisor. If you would like to be considered for Forgiveness after admission and have not enrolled yet, please submit your request to the Registrar at regis@ecu.edu. For more details on this policy, review the Undergraduate Catalog.

Academic Status and Policy Changes – Effective Fall 2015, ECU has changed the academic rules in regards to academic warnings, probation and suspension. Please see more detailed information on the Academic Standing webpage.


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