David White, Dean, 101 Mamie Jenkins Building
Todd Fraley, Director of EC Scholars Award Program and Associate Dean, 107 Mamie Jenkins Building
The Honors College at East Carolina University is a diverse intellectual community for academically talented students of strong character. Honors students engage in stimulating coursework that spans disciplines across campus, providing for a challenging and innovative curricular and co-curricular model. These students are provided with the opportunity to engage in immersive service-learning, undergraduate research, and internship experiences throughout their four years. Students will leave the Honors College with a foundation of skills and experiences designed to make them competitive for graduate programs, scholarships, and careers following graduation.
The Honors College provides students with a supportive living environment through a strong partnership with Campus Living. Honors students live together in Gateway Hall during their first year on campus where the Honors living-learning community allows for the natural formation of study groups, connections to students in similar classes, and a supportive network of academically talented peers.
Within the classroom, Honors students are exposed to experienced faculty from our many schools and colleges at ECU. Faculty interact with Honors students through seminars, colloquia, specially-designated sections of courses, research assistantships, mentoring and advising support. Honors students also have access to a talented and supportive Honors College staff who assist them in working toward completion of their Honors coursework and in securing special internship, research, and study abroad opportunities.
The college also offers Early Assurance Programs , EC Scholars , Chancellor Fellows, Centennial Fellows and Discipline Based Scholars Programs . Please contact the Honors College for more information about these exciting opportunities.
Admission to the Honors College at East Carolina University is competitive and by invitation. Students wishing to be considered for admission to the Honors College or any of its programs must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria to receive an invitation to apply:
- Apply to East Carolina University (ECU) by the priority deadline (November 15)
- Meet the following minimum criteria within both the standardized test and GPA categories:
- Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 and/or minimum weighted GPA of 4.0
- Minimum mathematics/critical reading combined score of 1200 on the old SAT, and/or minimum composite score of 1270 on the new SAT, and/or minimum ACT composite score of 27
Super-scoring is acceptable for the ACT. Super-scoring is also acceptable for the SAT but can only be completed within the same SAT version and not between old and new SATs. Test score eligibility will be assessed based on scores received by the institution as of November 15. Due to the timeline employed by College Board and ACT, we are unable to guarantee receipt of scores from any exams after October 2 to determine Honors College eligibility. Students using the October ACT exam must self-report scores to ECU Admissions in order to guarantee receipt by the aforementioned deadline. This process is outlined on the Honors College admissions webpage.
Students who meet the above criteria will receive an invitation by mail to complete the Honors College application. The postmarked deadline for submitting the completed Honors College application and associated materials is December 1. Applications are reviewed throughout December and January with a targeted notification date of January 31 for those students who are admitted into the Honors College.
Honors College Requirements
Requirements may be accessed by clicking on this link .
For More Information
The Honors College offices are located in Mamie Jenkins Building and the administration and staff may be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at 252-328-6373.