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Freshman Student

Complete the online application and pay the $20 application fee by debit or credit card.

Submit official Transcript

Submit an official six-semester high school transcript and schedule of classes–if prior to graduation

Send official ACT/SAT scores

Submit Forms

Documents for admission can be sent to the Office of Admissions

East Central University, Sterling L. Williams Foundation and Alumni Center
1100 E 14th Street PMB P-2
Ada, OK 74820

Admission requirements are subject to change each Fall as mandated by the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education.

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Shots and Immunizations

Oklahoma state law requires all students who attend Oklahoma colleges to provide proof of immunization for certain diseases. Shots/Immunization records can be sent to Student Health Services.

ECU Student Health Services
1100 E 14th Street PMB S-7
Ada, OK 74820

Admission Requirements

The student must meet one of the following:

  • Score a 20 on the ACT or 1030 on the SAT
  • Rank in the top 50% of graduating class with a 2.7 GPA
  • Have a 2.7 GPA in 15 units of core curricular courses

Curricular Requirements

The student must have the following nine units of core curricular requirements for college entrance:

  • 4 years English (Grammar, Composition, Literature)
  • 3 years Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus, Advanced Placement Statistics (added 2004) or Applied Mathematics WITH Algebra II (Fall 1992 to 2002)
  • 3 years Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Zoology or any lab science certified by the school district; General Science with or without a lab may not be used to meet this requirement. Applied Biology/Chemistry only before Fall 2004)
  • The student will also be checked for completion of the following six core curricular courses:
    (Student will be required to complete an additional collegiate course in the relative subject area to make up the high school deficiency.)
  • 3 years History and Citizenship (including one year of American History, 1/2 year of Government and 1 1/2 years of additional units from History, Economics, Geography, Government, or Non-Western Culture)
  • 2 additional units from subject areas listed above, or selected from Computer Science or Foreign Language

Curricular Remediation: Students with curricular deficiencies who fail to demonstrate adequate curricular competence will be required to complete developmental courses as described below:

  • Students with mathematics, English, or science deficiencies will be required to enroll in developmental courses designed to remedy the deficiency. Students must receive a grade equivalent to a “C” or better to remove the deficiency.

Note: Any student who has attempted six hours or less of previous college credit, (excluding 0-level coursework or college credit prior to high school graduation) is considered a beginning freshman and the same eligibility requirements apply.

Further questions concerning beginning freshman admissions can be answered by contacting the Office of Admissions at 580-559-5236.

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East Carolina University | ECU’s 2021-22 Essay&nbspPrompts

Common App Personal Essay

The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don‘t feel obligated to do so.

Option 1

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

Option 2

The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

Option 3

Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?

Option 4

Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?

Option 5

Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

Option 6

Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?

Option 7

Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you‘ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.

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