Applying to ECU as a Transfer Student

Each year, ECU welcomes about 2,400 new transfer students. Ready to begin your journey towards becoming a Pirate? Follow the steps below to apply to ECU as a transfer student.

Application Requirements

In order to apply to ECU as a transfer student, you will need to submit:

    • An online application
    • $75 nonrefundable application fee
    • 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.

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Official documents should be emailed to or mailed to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Mailstop 517
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

If using FedEx or UPS, use the following physical address:Office of Undergraduate Admissions
106 Whichard Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Transfer Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadlines

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

Once admitted, there are several steps that must be completed in order to enroll in classes. The earlier you apply and complete the necessary steps to enroll, the more course options will be available to you. Applicants offered admission must complete the following steps to enroll in classes:

  1. Pay the enrollment deposit online to secure your spot.
  2. Complete the online orientation (on-campus students only).
  3. Schedule an appointment (in-person or via phone) with an ECU Academic Advisor who will review your transcript(s), recommend appropriate coursework, and provide your registration code.
  4. Register for courses according to the date provided by your ECU Advisor.
  5. ECU’s “Pirate Introduction to ECU Registration” (PIER) provides guides for your first semester schedule and directs you through steps to begin your journey.

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 You will need to provide us with your Residency Certification Number (RCN) either on the application as you are applying, or later via your Navigator account.

How Credits Transfer

We know that determining whether and how your credits will transfer is an important factor in your transfer decision. Visit the ECU Credit Connector to see how your credits may transfer to your ECU degree.

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Need Help?

If you need any help along the way, our transfer counselors are eager to help. Contact the transfer admissions team at or 252-328-6640, or find your counselor by visiting the Meet the Staff page.