The University of North Carolina Partnership for National Security is a system-wide effort to support the service member, contribute to the mission, and grow North Carolina's economy.

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ECSU is the premier public institution serving northeastern North Carolina, providing affordable academic programs and services of exceptional caliber in a nurturing environment.


ECSU was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1891 as a teacher training school. In 1969, its name was changed to Elizabeth City State University to reflect expansion and the addition of graduate programs. When the University of North Carolina System was formed in 1972, ECSU became one of the system’s sixteen constituent universities and entered into its current phase of organization. ECSU enrolls over 2,300 undergraduate students and offers 37 baccalaureate programs and three masters programs.

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  • ECSU uses a rotating enrollment system by student classification for pre-registration. In this system, all service personnel and ROTC cadets are permitted to register first, at the very start of registration. This makes it easier for them to get the classes and schedule they need. It should be noted that this applies to pre-registration only, not regular registration which operates on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • The Certifying Official within the Registrar’s Office has the authority to select currently enrolled students for VA work study. This is done strictly with the VA Office and operates outside of regular financial aid.

  • Military Student Support

  • ECSU shares a close relationship with the U.S. Coast Guard in Elizabeth City and continues to strengthen the relationship in many ways including hosting a reception for new Coast Guard members and their families and developing paid summer internship programs for ECSU students at the Coast Guard Aircraft Repair and Supply Center.
  • ECSU’s Military Affairs Committee was formed in October of 2013 and addresses all issues of academic and student services related to active duty military members, veterans and military spouses and dependents.
  • In addition to awarding PE Credit, ECSU also awards other credit for military experience and training. The Registrar may award up to 24 credit hours toward a degree. The military transfer credit policy is available on the ECSU website


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  • Admissions: Darius Eure

  • GI Bill: Wilhelmina Godfrey

  • Military Affairs Liaison: Althea Riddick

  • SOC Counselor: Wilhelmina Godfrey

  • SOC Representative: Althea Riddick

  • Student Affairs: Deborah Branch

  • Tuition Assistance: Wilhelmina Godfrey

  • Veterans Center: Timothy Freeman

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