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Admission Requirements


Freshman Admissions

To be considered for admissions to Elizabeth City State University new freshmen who graduated from high school after June, 1990 must meet the Minimum Course Requirements (MCRs) stipulated by the University of North Carolina. The specific requirements are as follows:

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units Mathematics
    • Algebra I and II, geometry, and one unit beyond Algebra II,
    • Algebra I and II, and two units beyond Algebra II, or
    • Integrated Math I, II, and III, and one unit beyond Integrated Math III.
  • 3 units of Science (Biological, Physical, and Laboratory Course)
  • 2 units of Social Studies
  • 2 units of Foreign Language
  • 2.5 GPA (weighted)
  • 800 SAT (critical reading & math only)
  • 17 ACT (composite)

Minimum Admissions Requirements (MAR) Pilot

Complete and submit the following to Office of Admissions:

  • Application
  • $30 non-refundable application fee
  • Official high school transcript (partial one at time of application; final at the end of senior year or GED equivalency)
  • An official copy of your SAT or ACT scores - these may be included on your transcript or sent directly to ECSU (School Code #2073).

Transfer Admissions Requirements

All applicants who have attended a post-secondary institution for any length of time since graduating high school are considered transfer students. Applicants must also meet all minimum transfer requirements. Transfer students will have their transcripts evaluated in relation to the requirements of the specific academic program for which they are applying. Courses to be transferred must be equivalent to the respective courses in degree programs at ECSU. Courses graded less than a "C" will not be accepted for transfer credit. ECSU will only accept courses from a regionally accredited institution. Transfer students need to have at least 24 transferable credit hours and a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. Transfer students with less than 24 transferable hours must submit high school information, along with SAT/ACT scores and meet (MCRs) to be considered for admissions.

Complete and submit the following to the Office of Admissions:

  • Submit an online Application
  • Pay the $30 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit ALL Official transcripts(in signed/sealed envelopes) from each college or university attended

Special & Transient Students

(Not applicable to freshman or transfer students)
Applicants who are mature and/or who may not meet admissions requirements but who have a satisfactory record of experience and education may be admitted to courses. Special students are admitted for one term only (space permitting) and must be readmitted at the beginning of each subsequent term.

Applicants who are regularly enrolled students at other institutions provided the appropriate official at their institution authorizes their attendance at Elizabeth City State University, approves in advance the course work selected, indicates the individual is in good standing at that institution, and otherwise approves the transfer credits taken at Elizabeth City State University. At the end of one term of work transient students must transfer to Elizabeth City State University or withdraw.

Readmission: Reinstatement of former students

Students wishing to return to the University after voluntary or involuntary absence must apply for readmission, and complete one of the following processes:

Students with a break less than two (2) years with no additional college course work, should:
  • Report to the Registrar's Office
  • See Academic Advisor for curriculum requirements

Students with a break more than two (2) years and/or attended another institution, should:

  • Report to the Admissions Office
  • Complete Application
  • Pay $30 application fee
  • Evaluate course work (If needed)
  • See Academic Advisor for curriculum requirements