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Interested in applying? Let’s get started!

If you have any questions about the requirements or processes listed below, please contact us. We’re here to support you on your academic journey.

Everything about our campus community is built to help you succeed, from our nurturing environment to the unique hands-on learning opportunities you’ll find here. Our students, faculty and staff are an empowering force, eager to support their peers or lead the way for others to follow.

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How to Apply

1.Meet the minimum admissions requirements

If you graduated high school after 1990, you must have completed the following high school courses and meet the academic performance thresholds below.

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of Mathematics
    • Algebra I and II, geometry, and one unit beyond Algebra II,
    • Algebra I and II, and two units beyond Algebra II, or
    • Integrated Math I, II, and III, and one unit beyond Integrated Math III.
  • 3 units of Science (Biological, Physical, and Laboratory Courses)
  • 2 units of Social Studies
  • 2 units of Foreign Language

Minimum GPA: 2.5 (weighted)

Note: The University of North Carolina System will not require SAT or ACT scores for undergraduate admissions through fall 2024.

Graduates of Cooperative Innovative High Schools in North Carolina | If you graduated from a Cooperative Innovative (or Early College) High School in North Carolina with an Associate’s degree, you are likely eligible to be admitted either as a freshman or a transfer student. Please consult the resources below to determine your eligibility. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office with any questions.

List of Cooperative Innovative High Schools

Transfer admissions requirements

2. Submit an online application

Apply online and submit a $30 non-refundable application fee.

3. Send transcripts and test scores

Have official copies of all high school transcripts sent to:

Elizabeth City State University

Office of Admissions and Recruitment
120 Marion D. Thorpe Sr. Administration Building
1704 Weeksville Rd.
Campus Box 901
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Test scores can be sent using the following school codes:
ACT: 3095
College Board/SAT: 5629

4. Create an Admissions Portal account

We will send you an email with a verification link to create your Viking Admissions Portal account. You can use this to follow the status of your application and, if accepted, confirm your enrollment at ECSU.

1.Meet the minimum admissions requirements

Prospective graduate students must meet the following criteria for admission.

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum, overall undergraduate GPA: 2.5 OR 3.0 for last 60 credit hours of study

2. Submit an online application

Complete the graduate student online application and pay a $30 non-refundable application fee.

3. Submit two copies of official transcripts

Send transcripts to:

Elizabeth City State University
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
120 Marion D. Thorpe Sr. Administration Building
1704 Weeksville Rd.
Campus Box 901
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

4. Include three recommendations

Three (3) recommendations from people qualified to evaluate your ability to pursue graduate study in the program of choice.

5. Submit GRE/MAT Scores (Optional)

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores are recommended but not required for admission.

6. TOEFL or IELTS Scores (For International Students)

Student applying from other countries or whose native language is not English must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores to be considered for admission. Visit the International Students page for more information.

7. Complete other forms, as applicable

Financial Guarantee Form
NC Residency Form

8. Complete Health Form (required)

Submit a completed health form via the Admissions Portal.

Paying for College

We want you to have clear picture of what school will cost before you apply. View a full breakdown of estimated tuition & fees for first-year and graduate students.

Estimated Cost


Questions? We’re here to help.


Office of Admissions and Recruitment

Marion D. Thorpe Administration Bldg.
1704 Weeksville Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Marion D Thorpe Administration Building


Clery Act Notification to Prospective Students The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual security report to all current faculty, staff, and students and notice of its availability to prospective students, faculty, and staff.  The report includes statistics concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Elizabeth City State University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, timely warnings, and other campus safety matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting Shara Chivers, Clery Coordinator, at 252-335-3711 or clicking HERE.