Other Graduate Student Requirements

Immunization Requirements

Prior to the beginning of classes, students enrolled in on-campus courses are required to show proof of immunization. Immunization records are not required for online students. Please go to ECU Student Health to find the Immunization and Medical Report Form. Complete and return this form, including proof of your required immunizations, as soon as possible to Student Health Services. If you have questions regarding your immunization history or requirements, please contact Student Health Service at 252-328-6841 or immunizations@ecu.edu.

Health Insurance

East Carolina University students in on-campus classes are required to have health insurance. Distance Education students are not eligible to enroll in student health insurance nor are they required to waive out. If you are covered by an existing health plan, you can waive out of the plan by providing policy information from a current, valid health insurance carrier. For students without coverage from an existing health plan, you must enroll in the health policy adopted by East Carolina University. To waive or enroll, visit Student Insurance; select the UNC system logo, then select ECU. Please contact Student Health Services, 252-328-6841, with any questions regarding waiving and enrolling.

Registration Information

Information about Registration and Schedule changes can be found at the ECU Registrar. If you encounter registration errors, contact your program for assistance. Some programs prefer to register their students for courses and do not allow students to use the online registration system.

Tuition Information

Visit cashier for information about the Cashier’s Office including Tuition and Fees and Important Information about Methods of Payment.

East Carolina University’s Electronic Billing (eBill) system is the official means of generating tuition bills to enrolled students. ECU does not mail paper bills to a student’s permanent home address. Students and their authorized users will receive email notifications from cashier@ecu.edu to their Outlook Live student email when a new billing statement is available for review online. Students can gain access to the eBill system through Pirate Port and should choose the “TUITION STATEMENTS AND PAYMENTS” link on the “Tools” tab. Once logged in, students will be able to make online payments, view and/or print billing statements, or review current account activity. Students will also be able to set up other individuals as authorized users, and these users will be able to view and print billing statements and/or make online payments. Authorized users can gain access to the eBill system by logging in to ECU Student Accounts for Authorized Users. Since the delivery method of student bills is through ECU’s Outlook Live student email, it is the student’s responsibility to check their ECU email for eBilling notifications so that satisfactory payment arrangements can be made by the deadlines posted in the University’s Tuition and Fee & Payment Schedule Brochure for each semester.

If additional charges are incurred after an eBill statement has been generated, it is the student’s responsibility to monitor their financial account through the eBill system to ensure that there are sufficient financial aid/resources and/or payment to cover all charges on their account. A partial payment will not secure any of a student’s class schedule. Important dates for late fees and schedule cancellations are on the University’s Academic Calendar.

University Calendar

View ECU’s Academic Calendars for important deadlines regarding registration and tuition payment. The calendar is available at the Faculty Senate, or click on the Academic Calendar link at ECU.

Academic Standards

To remain in good academic standing, graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 once they have attempted* a total of 9 credit hours. They must also maintain any additional or higher academic standards established by their program of study. Students who fail to meet these criteria will be placed on academic probation, during which time they will have an opportunity to correct their academic deficiencies. The probationary period will last for the term(s) in which the next nine credit hours are attempted*. If the students are unable to raise their GPA to 3.0 or greater, they are subject to dismissal from the program. Graduate students will not be allowed to continue in their program once it becomes mathematically impossible to achieve an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 by the end of the remaining probationary period. A 3.0 GPA is required for graduation.

*Total credit hours attempted is the sum of credit hours for all graduate courses in which a graduate student is enrolled as of the tenth day of each semester (the Official University Enrollment Report Date or “Census Date”). Courses with a grade of “I” (incomplete) or dropped after census date are included in the calculation of credit hours attempted.