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Congratulations on your admissions to Elizabeth City State University. Now it's time to celebrate the moment and let the world know you're a #ECSU26. Snap and share a picture or video of your
Viking Pride!

 You should be proud of your accomplishments. The combination of your personal and academic achievements makes you an ideal addition to the Mighty Viking community. ECSU is a place that will help you exceed your personal best: in the classroom, in the lab, in your career, and in life. 
This site contains all the information you need to take you from the moment you were admitted to the first day of class.   


As you prepare to enter one of the most exciting chapters in your life, you're probably wondering "What comes next?" This checklist will help answer that question and guide you through the enrollment process. Click the tabs below to learn more!

Confirm Your Enrollment
Once admitted, complete your intent to enroll through the Viking Admissions Portal at vikingadmissions.ecsu.edu.
Deadline: May 1 (priority deadline)
Send Official Transcript
Submit the following documents:
  • Official, final high school transcript, signed, sealed and sent from the institution directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
  • Official, final college transcript, signed, sealed and sent from the institution directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
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
  • June 30 for Fall Semester
  • December 15 for Spring Semester
Verify Residency
If you are seeking in-state residency for tuition purposes, you have to complete the Residency Determination Service (RDS) process.
For you to receive the benefits of in-state tuition and/or State Student Aid, a residency determination from RDS is required. You should only have to complete the RDS one time instead of seeking separate residency determinations at multiple colleges and universities.
Complete your residency verification on the RDS website at ncresidency.cfnc.org/residencyInfo/
Deadline: March 1
Apply for Financial Aid
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. The ECSU Federal School Code is 002926.
FAFSA deadlines:
    > Oct. 1 (FAFSA application portal opens)
    > March 1 (priority deadline)
Apply for scholarships. ECSU has scholarships as well as provides infomration on specific scholarships and scholarship resources.
Once ECSU receives your FAFSA, you will receive an award offer. You may be required to verify information on the FAFSA. The School Servicing Center (SCC) completes the verification process for ECSU, and will notify you if you need to verify your information.
Review your award offer.
If you received a Federal Direct Student Loan, you must go to the Self-Service Banner to accept, reduce or decline your federal student loans. You also must accept the terms and conditions of your award in the Self-Service Banner.
Deadline: 30 days from receipt of the initial award notification
Register for New Student Orientation
New student orientation is mandatory for all new undergraduate students unless you are completing your degree entirely online or you are an international student.
Register for orientation at vikingadmissions.ecsu.edu. You must pay the orientation fee prior to attending orientation. The fee covers materials, services and meals.
Deadline: Registration for new student orientation is due no later than seven days prior to the date you wish to attend.
Apply for Student Housing
Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply for on-campus housing, you must complete the housing application and pay the $150 application fee. Room assignments will be made after the application fee is received.
You can pay your fee:
     > Online when you submit your application
     > In person to the Cashier (cash, check or money order) on the first floor of the M.D. Thorpe
        Administration Building
     > By mail (check or money order) to Cashier, Campus Box 950, Elizabeth City, NC 27909;
         include your Banner ID and specify that your payment is for your Housing Application Fee
Deadline: April 1 (priority deadline)
Housing & Residence Life will notify you when your housing assignment has been made.
Submit Immunization Records
You must complete the new Student Immuizations requirements by submitting the Student Health Form and a copy of your up-to-date immunization records. You can access the Student Health Form at ecsu.edu/documents/health-services/healthform.pdf.
     > July 15 for Fall Semester
     > Dec. 4 for Spring Semester 
     > May 1 for Summer Semester
Pay Your Tuition
You can pay your bill online in the Self-Service Banner via an electronic check or credit card or in person to the Cashier with cash, check or money order. You also can set up a payment plan.
     > July 31 for Fall Semester
     > December 18 for Spring Semester
Register Your Car
If you plan to bring your car to campus, you must complete the student parking permit registration and pay the annual student parking permit fee. You will then pick up your parking permit at the Office of University Policy, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     > Aug. 1 (registration portal opens for Fall Semester)
     > Jan. 7 (registration portal opens for Spring Semester)

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

  • Submit Completed Applicationfor Admission and pay $30 application fee
  • Evaluation of any additional non-ECSU college coursework (If needed) is required. All college transcripts for attempted coursework, not currently on file, must be submitted as part of the application process. 
  • See Academic Advisor for curriculum requirements as there may have been changes since your last day of attendance.
  • Contact the Office of the Registrarfor any questions.


Financial Aid and Scholarships

Funding your education requires a significant financial commitment from you and your family and sometimes it can be confusing. We are here to help!  

Our financial aid team is dedicated to helping you navigate the application process.  Approximately 90% of our undergraduates are receiving some form of aid from federal, state, institutional, and private sources.

If you would like to be considered for need-based financial aid and did not apply during the application process, you should complete the process as soon as possible. please visit ECSU’s Financial Aid and Scholarship Office for more information regarding the application process.



Congratulations! The time you have spent preparing for your student for college has paid off. You did it, together. Be assured that we are here to support your child during the transition to college and for the next four years and beyond!


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