Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Admitted Student Checklist

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

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First Things First

Set up your PirateID and email

Please log into the Navigator account you created when you submitted your application. There you will find your PirateID and email address. Then, activate your PirateID and create your secure passphrase. Need help? Click here for full instructions on setting up your PirateID.

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, if you have not done so already. Provide us with your Residency Certification Number (RCN) by emailing it to For more information, visit the Office of the Registrar’s Residency page, or contact RDS at 1-844-319-3640 or

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 students to complete the FAFSA by March 1, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Review our scholarship opportunities. 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: The deadline for most university scholarships is January 15.

Before You Arrive

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.

Begin advising and registration

All post-baccalaureate teacher licensure students are to contact the Office of Alternative Licensure to make sure their plan of study has been activated and to schedule a phone or in-person advising appointment. Students will be able to further discuss their alternative licensure degree plan with this office. Contact them by phone at 252-328-2700 or via email at

Submit your final official transcripts

Enrolling students must submit their final official transcripts from all institutions attended (including graduation date, if applicable). To ensure all credits have been applied to your degree plan, please request to have your final official transcripts forwarded to the admissions office as soon as they are available.

Send transcripts to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Mailstop 517
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
If using FedEx or UPS:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
106 Whichard Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

We also accept electronic transcripts from most transcript services. Please request to have them sent directly to

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

Complete your medical report

Students are required to submit the Report of Medical History form with their immunization records to Student Health Services. You must be cleared as “health compliant” prior to actual attendance. Visit the Student Health Services webpage for more information.

Important Note: Online Distance Education students are not required to submit health documents.

Verify social security number

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.

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

Arrange payment of tuition and fees

Tuition bills are generated by the Cashier’s Office using the university’s Electronic Billing (eBill) system. Bills will not be mailed. Tuition and Fees must be paid by the date posted on your billing statement to avoid class schedule cancellation. Find more information about eBilling or payment options, including setting up a payment plan.

Important Reminders

Admission to 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.

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