For Transfer Advisors

East Carolina University recognizes the important role community college advisors have in guiding students through their transition to a four-year institution. We hope this information will be useful as you assist students applying to ECU.

Sail-In Events

Join fellow community college advisors interested in learning more about what’s new and different at East Carolina University at our sail-in events! The School Counselor and College Advisor Sail-In will include information about the Honors College and our Pirate Academic Success Center. The Pirate Promise Advisor Sail-In will include a presentation about our transfer programs and resources for your students. Both events will include lunch, a bus tour of main campus, and the opportunity to take a photo with our beloved Pirate statue.

School Counselor and College Advisor Sail-In
Friday, June 14, 10am-2pm

Pirate Promise Advisor Sail-In 
Friday, June 28, 10am-2pm


ECU Credit Connector

ECU is making transferring easier with the new ECU Credit Connector! Students can add previously earned college credit and see an unofficial evaluation of how many credits will transfer to ECU.

ECU Credit Connector >

Transfer Profile

Transfers by the Numbers - About 2,400 new transfer students enroll at ECU each year - 69% of transfer students came from an NC community college - 40% of transfers are online students (five-year average) - Most popular transfer majors: Nursing, Industrial Technology, Management, Elementary Education, Marketing, Communication

Median GPA of admitted transfer students: 3.16

Transfer Requirements

  • Minimum 24 hours of transferable college-level coursework (complete or in progress)
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA for all college-level coursework attempted

All transfer students must:

  • Submit an online application.
  • Pay the $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Submit ALL official transcripts from each college, technical institute, or university attended. Official electronic transcripts from most transcript services are accepted. Otherwise, please have all official documents sent in a sealed/signed envelope.

Official documents should be sent to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Mailstop 517
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Or emailed to

Important application deadlines

SemesterApplication Deadline
Summer 2024April 29, 2024
Fall 2024July 5, 2024


Degree Explorer

We have a valuable tool that can help you and your students discover more about ECU’s vast degree offering. Degree Explorer provides quick access to the following information for each degree program:

  • The courses students in that program will take
  • What makes that particular degree special at ECU
  • Career opportunities the degree could unlock for graduates

Degree Explorer >

Additional Resources

The Honors College for Transfer Students

Do you have high achieving students who may be interested in the Honors College at East Carolina University? Transfer students accepted into the Honors College will receive a scholarship valued at $1,250 per semester for five semesters, among other benefits.

Students must meet the following eligibility criteria to receive an invitation to apply:

  • Apply to ECU no later than December 8. A completed application includes transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Meet the following minimum criteria:
    • 24 credit hours completed post-high school
    • 3.5 cumulative GPA from all institutions
    • Last institution attended must be a N.C. Community College
    • Entering in fall term as a campus-based student

For more information about the benefits of the Honors College and the application process, visit the Honors College Transfer webpage.

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ECU Counselor Advisory Committee

The Counselor Advisory Committee consists of a group of high school counselors and transfer advisors from throughout North Carolina who have been identified as going above expectations with assisting students in the college search process.

Members of the CAC have the opportunity to learn about ECU’s academic colleges, student services, financial aid and scholarships, as well as to provide our office with critical feedback from their students. If you would like additional information about the CAC or are interesting in joining, please contact Patti Clements at

Get Connected

We invite you and your students to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Stay up to date on important announcements and upcoming events, receive deadline reminders, and get a glimpse into student life and what it’s like to be a Pirate. Be sure to check out our student blog and YouTube channel as well.