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East Carolina University - 2016

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Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


1. Official certificate of graduation (or its equivalent) from an accredited secondary school and a satisfactory scholastic record.

2. Fifteen acceptable units of secondary school credit, including in English, four course units emphasizing grammar, composition, and literature; in mathematics, four course units including algebra I, algebra II, geometry and a higher level mathematics course for which algebra II is a prerequisite (fourth unit of mathematics is required of students graduating high school in 2006 and later); in science, three course units, including at least one unit in a life or biological science (for example, biology), at least one unit in a physical science (for example, physical science, chemistry, physics), and at least one other laboratory science course; in foreign language, two course units in same language (two units in foreign language are required of students graduating high school in 2004 and later); and in social studies, two course units, including one unit in US history.

3. Satisfactory scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test ( or American College Test ( Registration forms for either of these examinations are available online and at individual high schools. Official scores must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, East Carolina University prior to admission.

4. A nondeductible, nonrefundable application fee of $70.


East Carolina University recommends that prospective students complete at least one course unit in the arts. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to individual programs; individual program admission requirements are described in the specific academic sections.