New Student Checklist

Admitted STUDENT CHECKLIST

 

Congratulations on your acceptance to Elizabeth City State University!

Now that you have been accepted, there are a few important steps you must complete to become a part of the Viking Family.  This webpage and your Enrollment Handbook (coming soon) is designed to help you adjust to your first-year at Elizabeth City State University. Welcome to the home of the Mighty Viking!


 

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

Due NOW: ECSU Housing application and $150 fee due
Due NOW: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Due NOW: Register for Orientation and Pay your Orientation Fees

Due NOW: Verify your In-State Residency via RDS (if applicable)
Due 06/30: Official Final Transcripts DUE
Due 07/31: Tuition payment due
Due July 15th - Fall, December 4th - Spring, May 1st - Summer: Complete and submit Student Health/Immunization Records Form
 

FINAL DOCUMENTS NEEDED

Preferred Deadline: June 30

New Incoming Students: You must submit the following supporting documents:

  • Official FINAL high school transcript, signed, sealed and sent from the institution directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (address listed below).
  • Official FINAL college transcript, signed, sealed and sent from the institution directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (address listed below).

The submission of a final or complete transcript from the last school attended is the responsibility of the student.

Early College Students and those with transferable college work, make sure your final college transcript is sent to the Admissions Office prior to your New Student Orientation session to ensure you are registered for the correct courses your first semester.

Send Official Documents to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Elizabeth City State University
1704 Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909

The University reserves the right to withdraw any offer of admission if the applicant fails to satisfy all requirements prior to the beginning of the first semester of enrollment. Students who have not fulfilled minimum admission requirements will be withdrawn from the University.


VERIFY YOUR RESIDENCY (FOR TUITION PURPOSES)

If you recently applied and are seeking in-state residency for tuition purposes, there is a new centralized residency procedure that will have to be completed. This centralized process is known as the Residency Determination Service (RDS). In order for a student to receive the benefits of in-state tuition and/or State Student Aid, a residency determination from RDS is required. A student generally only has to complete the RDS one time instead of seeking separate residency determinations at multiple colleges and universities. To learn more about residency and to complete a determination, visit the Residency Determination Service website.


STUDENT HOUSING APPLICATION

Preferred Deadline: June 30

The 2020-2021 Housing Application process is underway! To apply for on-campus housing, you must complete the housing application (click HERE for Housing Application) and pay the $150 fee. Room assignments will be sent to you after your fee has been received. For More information about ECSU Housing and Residence Life, contact us at 252-335-3090.


SUBMIT IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

Preferred Deadlines: July 15th - Fall, December 4th -  Spring and May 1st -  Summer

By N.C. law (GS 130A-152) and as part of the enrollment process, you must complete the new Student Immunizations requirements by submitting the form (Click HERE for student Health Form) and a copy of your up-to-date immunization records. For more information, contact ECSU Student Health Services at 252.335.3267.


WAIVE OR ACCEPT YOUR STUDENT INSURANCE

Preferred Deadline: September 10th -  Fall and January 31st -  Spring

This form should be completed prior to the start of classes. Students who do not waive the insurance will be automatically enrolled in ECSU’s insurance. Students who have a comparable health insurance plan should log onto Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina - Student Blue to waive the fee by September 10 for the Fall semester and January 31 for the Spring semester.


PARKING PERMIT REGISTRATION

For students who plan to bring a car to campus, a parking permit is required. For more information about ECSU parking information, click HERE. Complete your parking permit request while on campus for orientation. (Yes, new students are allowed to request a parking permit to have a car on campus!)


FINANCIAL AID, TUITION DUE DATE & PAYMENT OPTIONS

At this point, you can complete your Financial Aid for ECSU including our FAFSA Code (002926).

To check your financial award status:

1. Login to ECSU Self Service Banner (SSB)
2. Click Enter Secure Area
3. Click Financial Aid
4. Click "Financial Aid Status" to see if additional documents are needed
5. Click “Award” then choose “Award Year 2020-2021” to view your award for the year

Please check your personal email account for information from our Financial Aid office including information on additional documentation needed to process your aid.  For more information you can contact Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships via phone at 252.335.3283 or 800.347.ECSU or via e-mail at financial_aid@ecsu.edu

Fall payments are due July 31. You can pay your bill online via an electronic check or credit card. Need more time? Set-up a payment plan. You can pay in person on campus with cash, money order or check. Click HERE for more information.


REGISTER FOR NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

Preferred Registration Deadline:  Registrations are due seven (7) days prior to the date you wish to attend.

Newly admitted students are required to attend New Student Orientation (NSO). Be sure to login to your Admissions Portal HERE and sign-up!

View Upcoming Orientation Dates


GET YOUR VIKING ONE ID CARD (Student ID):

You will have your picture taken for your Viking ID card when you attend New Student Orientation. You can pick up your ID card upon arrival at the beginning of the semester. Your ID card will serve as your access to residential facilities, cafeteria, workout facilities, sporting events, campus events, and more!


GET INFORMED, STAY INFORMED

As you make the big leap from high school to college, we know and understand that things can get lost in translation. To help keep you and your parent(s)/guardian(s) informed, the Academic Calendar can guide you all around your schedule.


SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT

To schedule an in-person visit, click HERE.


SPREAD THE WORD

ECSU Social Media: You've been admitted to ECSU!  What now? Spread the word and share with your friends and family about ECSU via social media on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using our social media handles and #VikingPride #ChooseECSU.


Move-In Days

Visit Office of Housing and Residence Life for Move-In Days

  • Students who attended the June and July New & Transfer Student Orientation sessions can begin moving into their Residence Hall room between 8:00AM and 5:00PM.
  • Students who attend the August New & Transfer Student Orientation session can move into their Residence Hall room at the close of Orientation.