Visiting Student Admitted Student Checklist

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

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


Please contact our Registrar directly to make arrangements for course registration. Registrar: 252-328-6524 or

Before You Arrive

Complete your medical report

Visiting students taking more than 4 credit hours 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 Reminders

Course Availability

We do not guarantee all courses will have seats open as we operate on a space-available basis. Please contact the Registrar as soon as possible to register for your course(s).

Limit of Credit Hours

Enrollment as a visiting student is limited to no more than 28 semester hours earned at East Carolina University. Credit earned as a visiting student cannot be used to establish eligibility for admission into the university, but up to 28 semester hours earned may be applied after the student has been admitted.

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