Admissions Update – April 2, 2020

Admitted Students

  • The freshman enrollment deposit deadline has been extended from May 1 to June 1 for students who need more time making their commitments.
  • The opening of Orientation registration has been delayed. Our Orientation staff is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and expects to have an update by April 15.
  • Both on-campus Pirates Aboard events and all Admitted Student Academic Days have been cancelled. While nothing can truly replace experiencing ECU in person, we hope you will visit Pirates Aboard Online for much of the information, resources and answers you would have received at our in-person events. Check back often for updates. We have recently added more academic information sessions, as well as an option to set up an appointment to speak with a financial aid counselor. Also, join us for a live Admissions Q&A session on Monday, April 6 at 1:00 p.m. (Facebook and Instagram).
  • Enter the #PirateNationBound contest for a chance to win a $500 scholarship! Share your photo on Instagram or Twitter using #PirateNationBound (public accounts only) or email your entry to Open to students admitted for Fall 2020. Enter by April 30th at 8pm.
  • Don’t forget to join the Class of 2024 Facebook group to connect with your fellow classmates!

Prospective Students

  • Campus tours and in-person events have been cancelled through the end of April. We are hopeful to resume campus visits on May 1, but will post updates should this plan change. In the meantime, check out our virtual tour!
  • The Honors College Academic Days scheduled for April have been moved to virtual events. You may sign up for April 6 at 1:00 p.m. or April 13 at 7:00 p.m. A Zoom meeting link will be sent to those registered an hour before the event begins. These events are geared towards juniors or sophomores interested in learning more about ECU and the Honors College.

Response to Revised UNC System Admissions Requirements

  • As a result of the new UNC System admission guidelines and the cancellation of the spring ACT and SAT sessions, we have made the decision to reconsider select applicants from our Fall 2020 pool for admission.  The students being reconsidered demonstrate a strong academic performance in high school and have earned ACT or SAT scores close to our median ranges.
  • We will reach out to students whose admission decision is revised; no action is required on their part in order to be reconsidered. For questions about the reconsideration process, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at or at 252-328-6640.

Contacting the Admissions Office

  • The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is still operational during this time, although the Whichard Building is closed to the public. Our team members are available to answer questions and assist you via phone, email, text and online chat.
  • Students can contact their personal admissions counselor by using the Find Your Counselor online tool. Or contact the Admissions office in general at or 252-328-6640.