Applying to ECU as a New Freshman

ECU students sit in front of Tiger FountainThe initial steps in the admitting process for beginning Freshmen are as follows:

  • Fill out the online application for admission and pay the $20 application fee by debit or credit card

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

  • Submit official ACT/SAT scores

Admission Requirements

The student must have:

  • Must score a 20 on the ACT or 1020 on the SAT OR

  • Must rank in the top 50% of graduating class with a 2.7 gpa OR

  • Must have a 2.7 gpa in 15 units of core curricular courses

Shots and Immunizations

Oklahoma state law requires all students who attend Oklahoma colleges to provide proof of immunization for certain diseases. Click here for immunzation requirements.

Shots/Immunization records can be sent to Student Health Services:

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

Fax: 580-559-5276


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)

  • 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 course work 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 580-559-5628.

Documents for admission can be sent to the Office of Admissions at

East Central University, Admin Bldg, Rm 102
1100 E 14th Street PMB R-8
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.