Pirate Promise: East Carolina University Transfer Program

As a Pirate Promise student, you will be guaranteed admission to East Carolina University to pursue a bachelor’s degree after you complete an eligible associate degree at Central Piedmont.


  • guaranteed admission to ECU with a completed approved associate degree 
  • waived ECU application fee
  • dedicated transfer coach and joint academic advising
  • eligible to purchase an ECU 1 Card to get access to campus events and resources


To be considered for the Pirate Progress Program, you must: 

  • be enrolled in an approved transfer program in first year of coursework (click here for list of approved associate degrees)
  • have 12 hours of credit (high school dual enrollment students exempt) 
  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 to remain in the program

The Pirate Promise program does not guarantee admission to a specific major or program.

Get Started

Submit your application to the ECU Pirate Promise Program.

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If you have questions about the Pirate Promise Program, please email East Carolina's Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


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