Elizabeth City State University Admission Requirements


ECSU students come from everywhere, representing various experiences, cultures, backgrounds and most importantly goals and dreams. You will be given every resource and opportunity that we have. Whether you’re enrolling in our undergraduate program or pursuing a graduate degree, rest assured that since 1891, ECSU has been a leader in academic excellence. Elizabeth City State University encourages you to join our family today!

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Freshman Admissions

To be considered for admissions to Elizabeth City State University new freshmen who graduated from high school after June, 1990 must meet the Minimum Course Requirements (MCRs) stipulated by the University of North Carolina. Click hereto find out about specific requirements.


Transfer Students

All applicants who have attended a post-secondary institution for any length of time since graduating high school are considered transfer students. Applicants must also meet all minimum transfer requirements. Transfer students will have their transcripts evaluated in relation to the requirements of the specific academic program for which they are applying. Courses to be transferred must be equivalent to the respective courses in degree programs.


Special and Transient Students

(Not applicable to freshman or transfer students)

Applicants who are mature and/or who may not meet admissions requirements but who have a satisfactory record of experience and education may be admitted to courses. Special students are admitted for one term only (space permitting) and must be readmitted at the beginning of each subsequent term.


Readmission: Reinstatement of Former Students

Students wishing to return to the University after voluntary or involuntary absence must apply for readmission. Find out what steps you need to take.


International Students

Students come from all over the world to attend ECSU, it is a part of what makes us great! We embrace the variety of experiences and backgrounds our students bring to our campus community. The ECSU International Education Office offers a range of different programs for international students.


Hello and welcome to Elizabeth City State University where  and serving students is our first priority. Our goal in graduate education is to ensure academic excellence for each graduate student by providing relevant educational and research experiences. Faculty and staff are eager to serve and prepare students for their chosen career or profession.

At ECSU graduate education is characterized by small classes and personal interactions conducive to the pursuit of individualized goal attainment. Students and faculty work side-by-side to study and investigate important topics and relevant issues. Within the university environment, students have the freedom to seek new knowledge through innovative research and discovery.

Take a moment to peruse our website and learn more about our degree programs which include: Master of Education in Elementary Education; Master of School Administration; Master of Science in Biology with concentrations in Applied Biology and Education leading to “M” licensure; and Master of Science in Mathematics with concentrations in Applied Mathematics, Community College Teaching, Remote Sensing, and Education leading to “M” licensure.

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