Feb 18, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Assurance Programs


Audiology


The Early Assurance Program in Audiology is a competitive academic program jointly sponsored by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Honors College. Under this program, approximately two seats in the joint doctor of audiology (AuD) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) program entering class are reserved (four years in advance) for selected students who are North Carolina residents entering ECU as freshmen in ECU’s Honors College.

Admissions Requirements


Students wishing to be considered for the Early Assurance Program in Audiology will first need to be accepted into the Honors College. Admission to the Honors College at East Carolina University is competitive and by invitation. Students wishing to be considered for the Early Assurance Program in Audiology will first need to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria to receive an invitation to apply:

  1. Apply to East Carolina University (ECU) by the priority deadline (November 15)
  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 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.

Program


Students who are awarded a position in the Early Assurance Program in Audiology must maintain certain academic standards and participate in various activities to remain eligible for their seat in the AuD/PhD entering class. These requirements include:

  1. earning a minimum GPA (both overall and science) of 3.5
  2. completing all AuD/PhD requirements
  3. maintaining “an acceptable level of personal deportment”
  4. participating in all AuD/PhD required group and enrichment activities

Students in the Early Assurance Program in Audiology who remain eligible and interested will be provided a guaranteed seat in the AuD/PhD program and will not be required to complete the graduate entry examination requirement.

For More Information


The Early Assurance Program in Audiology is jointly sponsored by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Honors College. The Honors College administration and staff may be reached by e-mail at honorscollege@ecu.edu or by phone at 252-328-6373.

Medicine


The Early Assurance Program in Medicine is a competitive academic program jointly sponsored by the Brody School of Medicine and the Honors College. Under this program, approximately four of the 78 seats in the BSOM entering class are reserved (four years in advance) for selected students who are North Carolina residents entering ECU as freshmen in ECU’s Honors College.

Admissions Requirements


Students wishing to be considered for the Early Assurance Program in Medicine will first need to be accepted into the Honors College. Admission to the Honors College at East Carolina University is competitive and by invitation. Students wishing to be considered for the Early Assurance Program in Medicine will first need to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria to receive an invitation to apply:

  1. Apply to East Carolina University (ECU) by the priority deadline (December 1 November 15)
  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 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.

Program


Students who accept a position in the Early Assurance Program in Medicine must maintain certain academic standards and participate in various activities to remain eligible for their guaranteed seats in the entering class. These requirements include:

  1. earning a minimum GPA (both overall and science) of 3.5
  2. remaining eligible for the Honors College
  3. completing all pre-med requirements by the end of the sophomore year
  4. taking at least 3 foundations courses (9 credit hours) on campus in the humanities, social sciences, and/or fine arts
  5. maintaining “an acceptable level of personal deportment”
  6. participating in required group and enrichment activities (BSOM student buddy sessions, medical exposure, summer programs, service learning, AED participation, leadership roles, periodic advising at the BSOM, etc.)

Students in the Early Assurance Program in Medicine who remain eligible and interested will complete an application to the BSOM via the American Medical College Application Service early in their junior year, and will be exempt from both the secondary application fee and the Medical College Admission Test requirement. They will then receive a letter of acceptance with a one-year deferment, which will enable them to enter the BSOM at ECU after graduation.

For More Information


The Early Assurance Program in Medicine is jointly sponsored by the Brody School of Medicine and the Honors College. The Honors College administration and staff may be reached by e-mail at honorscollege@ecu.edu or by phone at 252-328-6373.

Nursing


The Early Assurance Program in Nursing is a program offered jointly by the Honors College and the College of Nursing at East Carolina University. The program was established for prospective students who are specifically interested in excellence in academics and nursing.  Under this program, students are guaranteed entry into the College of Nursing’s BSN program and are also provided the opportunity to enter the PhD program upon completion of their undergraduate degree provided they satisfy program requirements.  Each year, three incoming Honors College students are selected for this program.  High school seniors who are North Carolina residents are invited to apply for this program as they complete their application to the Honors College.

Admissions Requirements


Students wishing to be considered for the Early Assurance Program in Nursing will first need to be accepted into the Honors College. Admission to the Honors College at East Carolina University is competitive and by invitation. Students wishing to be considered for the Early Assurance Program in Nursing will first need to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria to receive an invitation to apply:

  1. Apply to East Carolina University (ECU) by the priority deadline (November 15)
  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 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.

Program


Students who are awarded a position in the Early Assurance Program in Nursing must maintain certain academic standards and participate in various activities to remain eligible for their seat in the BSN and PhD entering class. These requirements include:

  1. earning a minimum GPA of 3.5
  2. having North Carolina residency
  3. remaining eligible for the Honors College
  4. participating in required group and enrichment activities

For More Information


The Early Assurance Program in Nursing is jointly sponsored by the College of Nursing and the Honors College. The Honors College administration and staff may be reached by e-mail at honorscollege@ecu.edu or by phone at 252-328-6373.

Occupational Therapy


The Department of Occupational Therapy has a 27 month, 69-75 semester hour Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program. This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. It begins in the fall semester each year with 5 continuous semesters of on-campus coursework followed by 2 semesters of clinical fieldwork placements (two 12-week rotations). Prior to graduation, all students must successfully completed the required courses and fieldwork in occupational therapy and successfully complete either a master’s research thesis or master’s research project. This research is conducted under the supervision of a faculty member and is presented formally in capstone research forum. Graduates of the MSOT program are eligible to take the national certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.

Admissions Requirements


Students wishing to be considered for the Early Assurance Program in Occupational Therapy will first need to be accepted into the Honors College. Admission to the Honors College at East Carolina University is competitive and by invitation. Students wishing to be considered for the Early Assurance Program in Occupational Therapy will first need to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria to receive an invitation to apply:

  1. Apply to East Carolina University (ECU) by the priority deadline (November 15)
  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 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.

Program


Students who are awarded a position in the Early Assurance Program in Occupational Therapy must maintain certain academic standards and participate in various activities to remain eligible for their seat in the MSOT entering class. These requirements include:

  1. earning a minimum GPA (both overall and prerequisites) of 3.5
  2. remaining eligible for the Honors College
  3. completing all occupational therapy prerequisites prior to beginning the occupational therapy program
  4. completing an undergraduate degree prior to beginning the occupational therapy program
  5. successfully complete OCCT3000: Exploring Occupational Therapy (3 sch) with a minimum grade of A-
  6. completing at least one enrichment or service activity each academic year of undergraduate study
  7. abiding by the ECU Student Code of Conduct

Students in the Early Assurance Program who remain eligible and interested will complete an application to the Occupational Therapy Program through the ECU Graduate School early in the fall semester of their final year of undergraduate work. These students will be exempt from both the graduate application fee and the Graduate Record Exam requirement. They will then receive a letter of acceptance, which will enable them to enter the occupational therapy program ECU in the fall semester following graduation.

For More Information


The Early Assurance Program in Occupational Therapy is jointly sponsored by the Department of Occupational Therapy and the Honors College. The Honors College administration and staff may be reached by e-mail at honorscollege@ecu.edu or by phone at 252-328-6373.

Physical Therapy


The Early Assurance Program in Physical Therapy is a competitive academic program jointly sponsored by the Department of Physical Therapy and the Honors College. Under this program, approximately two of the 30 seats in the DPT entering class are reserved (four years in advance) for selected students who are North Carolina residents entering ECU as freshmen in ECU’s Honors College.

Admission Requirements


Students wishing to be considered for the Early Assurance Program in Physical Therapy will first need to be accepted into the Honors College. Admission to the Honors College at East Carolina University is competitive and by invitation. Students wishing to be considered for the Early Assurance Program in Physical Therapy will first need to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria to receive an invitation to apply:

  1. Apply to East Carolina University (ECU) by the priority deadline (December 1 November 15)
  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 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.

Program


Students who are awarded a position in the Early Assurance Program in Physical Therapy must maintain certain academic standards and participate in various activities to remain eligible for their seat in the DPT entering class. These requirements include:

  1. earning a minimum GPA (both overall and science) of 3.5
  2. completing all DPT requirements by the end of the sophomore year
  3. maintaining “an acceptable level of personal deportment”
  4. participating in all PT program activities developed specifically for participants in the Early Assurance Admission Program (establishing a doctor of physical therapy student mentor; participating in one of the ECU Department of Physical Therapy research laboratories; and observing patient care in the ECU Department of Physical Therapy clinics)

Students who remain eligible will apply to the DPT program and Graduate School the spring of their junior year. Qualified students will be exempt from the Graduate Record Exam requirement and the interview process. During the summer semester following their junior year, all early-assured admission students will receive a letter of acceptance with a 1-year deferment. All accepted students must maintain acceptable academic standards, graduate with a baccalaureate degree, and begin the DPT program the year designated in the acceptance letter. Though not legally binding, it is understood that students receiving an early acceptance will not apply to other PT schools. Accepted students who fail to meet early admission requirements will be discontinued from the program and are not eligible for early assured admission. They may apply during standard DPT application times if they choose to do so.

For More Information


The Early Assurance Program in Physical Therapy is jointly sponsored by the Department of Physical Therapy and the Honors College. The Honors College administration and staff may be reached by e-mail at honorscollege@ecu.edu or by phone at 252-328-6373.