Admission requirements for freshmen are listed below:
- Official certificate of graduation (or its equivalent) from an accredited secondary school and a satisfactory scholastic record.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- A nondeductible, nonrefundable application fee of $70.
General admission requirements for transfer students are listed below:
- Official transcript(s) from each regionally accredited college, technical institute, or university previously attended showing the following:
- A 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on all transferable hours attempted. (Some professional schools may require a GPA which is higher than that required by the university for admission to their programs.) A minimum of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) is required for transfer consideration which must include the equivalent college credit hours for ECU’s English 1100, English 1200 and Math 1066 (College Algebra).
- Honorable dismissal and eligibility to return to the college or university at which last matriculated. (Attendance only at summer school does not apply.)
- Students who will be 24 years old at the time they propose to enroll may submit their application for transfer admission, with 30 or more transferable hours from a regionally accredited institution are not required to provide a high school transcript or general educational development tests (GED) certificate.
- Nondeductible, nonrefundable application fee of $70.
Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to individual programs. Individual program admission requirements are described in the specific academic sections. It is the student’s responsibility to request that all transcripts and other records be forwarded to the admissions office.
Note: Transfer students must meet the University of North Carolina subject matter admission requirements by completing high school courses as stated above, or by completing 6 degree-creditable semester hours each in English, mathematics, science, foreign language, and social sciences at a regionally-accredited institution other than East Carolina University. Those graduating from high school in 2004 and later must also have 6 hours of foreign language to satisfy the MCR requirements. (See Admission Requirements, Freshmen.) In addition, those who present fewer than 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of transferable credits with a minimum GPA of 2.5 must have satisfactory high school grades and test scores as required for freshman candidates.
Foundations curriculum requirements (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including the following 42 s.h.
- Students may take their choice of two courses from ART 1015, 1025, and 1030.
- PHIL 2271. Introduction to Philosophy of Art (3) (WI*) (F,S) (FC:HU)
Common core - 36 s.h.
- ART 1005. Design I (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) (P: ART major or administrative approval)
- ART 1015. Design II (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ART 1005, 1020 with a minimum grade of C; ART 1905; or administrative approval)
- ART 1020. Drawing (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) (P: ART major or administrative approval)
- Art 1025. Digital Design (3) (P: ART 1005, 1020 with a minimum grade of C; ART 1905; or administrative approval)
- ART 1030. Figure Drawing (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ART 1005, 1020 with a minimum grade of C; ART 1905; or administrative approval)
- ART 1905. The Dimensions of Art (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART major)
- ART 1906. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905)
- ART 1907. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905)
Choose 9 s.h. art surveys outside the concentration
Choose 6 s.h. art history electives