Starting in fall 2021, the Honors College at East Carolina University will be accepting 10 transfer students into the college. These students will come in as Centennial Fellows and will be required to complete the Honors College curriculum associated with being a Centennial Fellow. Students will have up to 5 semesters of scholarship funding to complete their undergraduate degree.
Centennial Fellows receive a scholarship valued at $1,250 per semester for 5 semesters, along with all of the benefits associated with participation in the Honors College.
The Honors College provides an array of benefits for all of its students, including:
- Priority registration;
- Priority admission to graduate programs;
- High-impact experiences, such as study abroad, research, and internships; and
- Additional advising.
For more information about these and other benefits of the Honors College, visit our Program Benefits website.
Admission to the Honors College at East Carolina University is competitive and by invitation only. If you wish to be considered for admission into the Honors College, you must first meet our minimum eligibility criteria to receive an invitation to apply:
- Submit a completed application for undergraduate transfer admission to East Carolina University by the deadline of December 8th. You may apply to ECU through the ECU Navigator portal. A completed application includes transcripts from all institutions attended.
- Meet the following minimum criteria:
- 24 credit hours completed post-high school
- 3.5 cumulative GPA from all institutions
- Last institution attended must be a N.C. Community College*
- Entering in fall term as a campus-based student
*For more information about other transfer options, please email Director of Admissions Margaret Turner at email@example.com.
If you meet the above criteria, you will receive an email notification with instructions on how to complete the Honors College application online through ECUAWard.
The deadline for submitting the completed Honors College application and all associated materials is January 31, 2024. A completed application includes an essay, a letter of recommendation provided by an administrator at your current community college, and a resume.
Completing the Honors College application is not binding. If selected as part of the Honors College, you have until April 15, 2024 to enroll and make your decision.
Honors College Academic Days are a great way to learn about all of the aspects and benefits of the Honors College. Academic Days include an Honors College information session where you can learn about the benefits of the Honors College and admissions information as well as a panel of current Honors students who can answer your questions about the college, student life and opportunities at ECU.
Our upcoming Transfer Honors College Academic Days are forthcoming.
Honors College Transfer Admissions Timeline for the Fall 2024 Entering Class
- August 2023: ECU undergraduate admissions application opens.
- December 8, 2023: ECU transfer undergraduate admissions application deadline for Honors College eligibility. A completed ECU transfer undergraduate admissions application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on this date to be eligible to be invited to complete the Honors College online application. A completed application includes transcripts from all institutions attended.
- January 31, 2024: Honors College application deadline for invited students. The Honors College application and all associated materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on this date.
- Late February 2024: Targeted notification date for Honors College admission decisions.
- Honors College Preview Day (date TBD): An informational day for all students admitted to the Honors College, which coincides with Pirates Aboard Admitted Students Day.
- April 15, 2024: Enrollment deposit deadline for students offered entrance to the Honors College
- Summer 2024: Summer Orientation (required of incoming Honors students)
Honors College students are required to take a set of Honors courses prior to graduation. As Centennial Fellows, transfer students will take part in the following courses:
- HNRS 2000/3000 colloquiums
- HNRS 2000: Leadership and Service Colloquium (2 credits)
- HNRS 3000: Research Colloquium (3 credits)
- 1 Honors seminar of your choosing (3 credits total)
- HNRS 4500/4550: Signature Honors Project I/II
Visit the Honors College Curriculum page for more information on colloquiums, seminars, and other Honors classes.