Free Application Week 2023
ECU is excited to offer a free application week September 25-29! Freshmen and transfers who apply via the ECU application, the Common App, or CFNC will automatically receive a waived application fee.
Below is additional information regarding free app week:
When will free application week happen?
- Monday, September 25th through Friday, September 29th
- This opportunity will close at 11:59pm on Friday, September 29th.
How do I apply?
- Freshmen can apply using the ECU Application via their Navigator Portal or the Common App. North Carolina freshmen can also apply via CFNC.
- Transfer students should apply using the ECU Application via their Navigator Portal.
- ECU website application instructions:
- Click here to create an account or log in if you already have an account with us. Then click “Start New Application” to begin your application.
- Common App instructions:
- CFNC instructions:
- Begin your college application with CFNC by first going to the Application Hub on CFNC.org.
- Select the button immediately to the right of the “Start an Application” paragraph.
- Once you have found and selected ECU from the college list, select the appropriate application and click the “Apply” button immediately to the right of the selected application name.
- Complete and submit the CFNC application.
- If you don’t already have an ECU Navigator account, click here to create an account so that you can track the progress of your application.
- Be sure to use the same email address on both your CFNC application and your Navigator account.
What if I am interested in ECU’s Honors College?
- Students who are interested in the Honors College are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the September 25-29 free application week and not wait until CFNC Free App Week to apply. Students who apply to ECU during the CFNC Free App Week will have less time to work on their Honors application materials.
Do I need to submit a fee waiver?
- Your application fee will be waived automatically if you apply via our website, the Common App, or CFNC during the week of September 25th through September 29th. It’s on us!
Is ECU participating in CFNC’s Free App Week this year?
- Yes, ECU will also participate in CFNC’s Free App Week October 16-20. During this week, freshmen from NC will be able to apply for free via CFNC. All freshmen (including out-of-state freshmen) and transfers will also be able to apply for free via our website that week. Note: students interested in the Honors College are strongly encouraged to apply during the September 25-29 free application week.
When will I be notified of my admissions decision?
- Once all documents have been received for a student’s application, we will begin your application review. We ask that you be patient during this time as processing may take longer due to an increased number of applications. Turnaround time may be up to 6 weeks.
What applications are currently open?
- Spring 2024 and Fall 2024
- Spring, Summer and Fall 2024