Apr 10, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Honors College

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David White, Dean
Todd Fraley, Director of EC Scholars Award Program and Associate Dean

The Honors College at East Carolina University is not just a scholarship — it’s a diverse living-learning community of dreamers, intellectuals, and innovators. Honors students engage in stimulating coursework that spans disciplines across campus, providing for a challenging and innovative curricular and co-curricular model. Students have 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 completing 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 Scholars Programs . Please contact the Honors College for more information about these exciting opportunities.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Honors College at ECU is competitive and by invitation. Students wishing to be considered for admission to the Honors College or any of its associated programs must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria to receive an invitation to apply:

  1. Submit completed ECU application prior to the date set by the Honors College. Inquiries should be directed to the Honors College.

  2. 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 1270 on the new SAT or minimum ACT composite score of 27

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 as well as applications for those programs associated with the Honors College. These include Early Assurance Programs, EC Scholars, and Discipline Scholars Programs. Please contact the Honors College for more information about these additional opportunities.

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 honorscollege@ecu.edu or by phone at 252-328-6373.



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