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APPLYING AS A SECOND DEGREE STUDENT

Second degree applicants are students who have previously earned an undergraduate degree at East Carolina University or another regionally accredited institution and are seeking a second degree in a different academic program.

Second Degree Admissions Requirements

All transfer students must:

  • Submit an online application.
  • Pay the $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Submit 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.

    Official documents should be sent to:
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Mailstop 517
    East Carolina University
    Greenville, NC 27858-4353

    Or emailed to admis@ecu.edu

NOTE: The graduating institution's transcript must indicate the conferred baccalaureate degree.

Deadlines: Second Degree Applications for Admission

SemesterApplication DeadlineFinal Transcripts Deadline
Spring 2018November 27, 2017December 4, 2017
Summer 2018April 23, 2018April 27, 2018
Fall 2018July 30, 2018August 6, 2018


NOTE: Only Second Degree Transfer students pay an enrollment deposit.

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Residency Determination

The Residency Determination Service (RDS) has been established by the North Carolina State Legislature as the centralized service for determining residency for students. If you are an undergraduate student applying for admission and claiming in-state residency for tuition purposes, you must visit www.NCresidency.org to verify your residency. If you've already completed the residency verification process and obtained your Residency Certification Number (RCN), you can enter your RCN when filling out our application. If you do not already have your RCN, you may submit your application and then come back and enter your RCN once you have it. It is your responsibility to complete the Residency Determination Process in a timely manner. Your residency status determines your cost of tuition and eligibility for North Carolina-supported financial aid.

For more information, visit the Office of the Registrar's Residency page, or contact RDS at 1-844-319-3640 or rdsinfo@ncresidency.org.

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

All ECU academic programs prepare students to sit for applicable licensure in North Carolina.  In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure, ECU is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina.  ECU cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina.  Please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside North Carolina. 

Important Note to Residents Outside North Carolina

Admission of applicants outside the State of North Carolina to an online degree, certificate, or individual online course offered by East Carolina University is dependent on ECU's ability to secure authorization from the applicant's state of residence, if such authorization is required. Click here to read the full notice.

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