How to Apply

The Admissions staff is here to guide you through every step of the admissions process.  If you need any assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Step 1 :Apply online!

To apply to ECSU, you will need to submit a completed application for fall or spring admission. Learn more about important dates and deadlines.

Apply here

 Step 2: Submit required documentation

  • Official copies of all high school and college/university transcripts
    • Transcripts should be sent officially to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, signed and sealed, via postal mail. Transcripts can also be sent to via an electronic transcript service (i.e. Parchment, E-Script, Student Clearinghouse).
  • Standardized Testing Scores (ACT, SAT) 
    • Scores must be officially reported to ECSU by the testing agency.
      • SAT Code:5629
      • ACT Code: 3095

Step 3: Click on the email to validate your Viking Admissions Portal account

This account will allow you to:

  • Pay the $ 30 application fee through the Viking Admissions Portal or submit application fee waiver.
  • Receive up-to-date status regarding your admissions materials

Step 4: Once admited, confirm your enrollment

  • All admitted students are asked to confirm plans to enroll by submitting your intent to enroll through the Viking Admissions Portal as soon possible after receiving your official admit letter.
  • Be sure to visit the Elizabeth City State University's Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships       website for Financial Aid and Scholarship information. 
  • If you are claiming North Carolina residency for resident for tuition purposes, you must complete the Residency Determination Service, visit

For more information please contact us:

The staff of the Office of Admissions and Recruitment is committed to serving prospective students and their families. We welcome your questions and comments.

120 Marion D. Thorpe, Sr. Administration Building 
1704 Weeksville Rd. | Campus Box 901 | Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Telephone: 252-335-3305 | Toll Free: 1-800-347-ECSU (3278) - press 1
Fax: 252.335.3537 | Email:
Office Hours: M - F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.