Applying to ECU as a New Freshman

Thank you for your interest in becoming an ECU Tiger!

ECU us offering a Guaranteed Admissions for Fall 2024!

Requirements for admission to ECU are below. All guaranteed admissions applicants must complete admissions process.

To apply, start with these three easy steps:

​​​​​​1  Fill out Online Application

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

2  Submit official Transcript

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

3  Send official ACT/SAT scores


 Online Application

Freshman Scholarship



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

Fax: 580-559-5167

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.

Immunization Requirements

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

Fax: 580-559-5276

Admission Requirements

The student must meet one of the following:

  • Have a 2.7 overall High School GPA
  • Have a 2.7 High School GPA in 15 units of core curricular courses
  • Pass the GED or HiSET
  • Score a 20 on the ACT or 1030 on the SAT
  • Completed at minimum two concurrent courses from an Oklahoma institution at the time of application. Must have earned at least a 2.0 cumulative college GPA in those concurrent courses

*Applicants who don’t meet one of the admission requirements above may still be granted admission through our alternative admission or adult admission process. We will notify you with your next steps after review of your file if you are eligible.

*Test-Optional Admission Option 

No ACT or SAT test scores? Have your application considered without test scores by simply selecting the Test-Optional Admission option on our application.


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.