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 seven semester high school transcript and schedule of classes--if prior to graduation

  • Submit the official ACT/SAT report

  • Submit Immunization Records or contact ECU Health Services at 580-559-5713.


  • 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 AND

  • 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

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.

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