ECU Pirates Promise

Pirate Promise is a transfer program for students who are in their first year of coursework at their community college. The program provides advising assistance and support before applying to ECU, as well as guaranteed admission and a waived application fee.

Benefits include the following:

  • Waived ECU application fee when graduating from James Sprunt Community College with a 2.5 or higher GPA.
  • A dedicated transfer coach
  • Joint academic advising
  • Joint financial aid counseling
  • Eligible to purchase an ECU 1 Card to get access to:
  • Access to ECU Libraries
  • Access toĀ Virtual Job Shadow,Ā ECU Career Servicesā€™ virtual workshop series
  • Participate in select campus activities, including ā€œinvitation-onlyā€ Pirate Promise events at ECU
  • And much more atĀ Student Affairs


Year One of Associates Degree

  • Apply for the Pirate Promise program and enjoy Pirate Promise benefits!

Year Two of Associates Degree

  • Apply to ECU with a fee waiver
    • Early College or Career and College Promise students apply as freshmen
    • Students who have graduated high school apply as transfer applicants.

Completion of Your Associate Degree

  • Prepare for your journey to ECU!
    • Work through your admitted student checklist
    • Attend Orientation


High school juniors in a Career and College Promise or Early College program or community college students are eligible to apply to Pirate Promise. All applicants must also fulfill these requirements:

  • Enrollment in 12 hours of credit (EC/CCP students exempt)
  • 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Enrollment in an approved transfer program in the first year of coursework (see link to the list onĀ

Transfer Resources

Learn more about Pirate Promise online atĀ, or email your questions toĀ

Transfer steps are detailed online atĀ You can find transfer credit and degree information online atĀ, or email us atĀ

Use this linkĀ to register for upcomingĀ live information sessionsĀ about ECU Pirates Promise.

Total Semester hours credit: 0

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