Acceptance Rate

930 - 1110

SAT Range

18 - 23

ACT Range

East Central University (ECU) Admissions

East Central University is one of the oldest universities having a history of over 100 years. People start assuming that the admission process and getting into the university will be tough. But in reality, it is not like that. Being the oldest university, the admission process kept by the university is quite simple. As everything is done online, the entire admission process of the university is online only.

Undergraduate Admission Process

Applicants enrolling themselves in one of the undergraduate programs at East Central University need to see this section for the requirements to be fulfilled while admitted as an undergraduate. The admission process for an undergraduate student is as follows:

  • Complete the online application

  • Pay an application fee of $20 by debit card or credit card

  • Submit an official six-semester high school transcript and schedule of classes

  • Send the official SAT/ACT scores.

Graduate Admission Process

The admission process for a graduate student is as follows:

  • Go to the Graduate Admission link.

  • Start filling the online application.

  • Submit your official transcripts. You may submit your unofficial transcript(s) for initial admission, but you must submit final official transcripts from all universities previously attended to the Records Office before the end of your first semester.

  • The Office of Admissions will email you a notification that your application has been received to the email given on your application. When an admissions decision has been made, the student will be notified via email.

  • Once this is complete you are eligible to enroll for classes and begin your program application.

Note: You must have submitted all required documentation and be fully admitted to your master's program before you will be allowed to enroll in subsequent semesters.

SAT Scores you need to get in

SAT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

930 - 1110

Applicants Submitting SAT Percentage of Students submitting SAT Scores.


SAT Reading 25th


SAT Math 25th


SAT Composite 25th


SAT Reading 75th


SAT Math 75th


SAT Composite 75th


Average SAT Score


While making the admission decisions, East Central University also takes the SAT scores of the applicants into consideration. The candidates must also understand that the SAT scores are mandatory for them to be considered for admission by the university. And, the average SAT score of students who get into the university is 1035. However, even those applicants with SAT scores of 930 or below could also be accepted in some cases. Around 10% of the applicants furnish their SAT scores in order to be considered for admission by the university.

ACT Scores you need to get in

ACT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

18 - 23

Applicants Submitting ACT Percentage of Students submitting ACT Scores.


ACT Math 25th


ACT English 25th


ACT Composite 25th


ACT Math 75th


ACT English 75th


ACT Composite 75th


Average ACT Score


As for the ACT scores, an average score of 20 is needed to get accepted to East Central University. Moreover, most of the candidates accepted by East Central University have composite ACT scores in the range of 17-23. The minimum ACT composite score that is required in order to be considered for admission by ECU currently stands at 17. And, ACT scores are also compulsory for admission consideration. As many as 100% of the applicants submit their ACT scores for admission to the university, as per the latest information.

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Grade Points Average (GPA) The average high school GPA of the admitted students


The estimated GPA to get admission at East Central  University is average. The estimated GPA is about 3.30 to higher your chances of getting accepted in the university.

Admission Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying

High School GPA


High School Rank


High School Transcript


College Prep Courses



Neither required nor recommended


Neither required nor recommended

In general, the minimum requirements for admission at East Central University are that the university requires High School Transcripts whereas the SAT/ACT test scores are neither required nor recommended and the university also requires High School GPA. To have a broad look at the requirements of the university for different courses which are stated below:

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Candidates applying to the undergraduate program have to meet the minimum requirement to increase their chances of admission. The undergraduate admission requirement is as follows:

The student must meet one of the following:

  • Score a 20 on the ACT or 1030 on the SAT

  • Rank in the top 50% of graduating class with a 2.7 GPA

  • Have a 2.7 GPA in 15 units of core curricular courses

Curricular Requirements for an undergraduate are:

  • 4 years of English (Grammar, Composition, Literature)

  • 3 years of Mathematics 

  • 3 years of Lab Science 

  • The student will also be checked for completion of the following six core curricular courses:

  • 3 years History and Citizenship 

  • 2 additional units from subject areas listed above, or selected from Computer Science or Foreign Language.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission for a graduate program or a master’s degree. Students need to meet the minimum requirements which are:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Meet one of the following conditions: 

    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on all undergraduate coursework to date or Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the last sixty (60) hours of coursework or,

    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on at least nine (9) hours of graduate coursework or 

    • Have a minimum percentile of 40% on both verbal and quantitative reasoning scores of the GRE.

    • Have a minimum score of four hundred (400) on the MAT.

  • Hold one of the following: 

    • A Standard Teaching Certificate 

    • An Alternative Education acceptance letter (which must be on file) 

    • Written affirmation that the candidate understands the master’s degree alone may not, and in many instances will not, lead to state certification until additional state certification requirements have been met. Only specific programs are eligible for this option. 

  • Have submitted acceptable program application documents (references, resume, essay questions, etc.)

International Students

East Central University allows students from across the world to come and study at their campus and avail of the best educational facility. The requirement for an international student whose first language is not English are:

  • Submit your online application form 

  •  Submit all official/translated high/secondary/post-secondary School Transcripts indicating the date of completion along with all college/university transcripts.

  •   Submit official TOEFL or IELTS score report.

For undergraduate students minimum, TOEFL and IELTS score required id

TOEFL: Internet-based: 61

Computer-based: 173

Paper-based: 500

IELTS: 5.5

For Graduate students minimum, TOEFL and IELTS score required is

TOEFL: Internet-based: 79

Computer-based: 213

Paper bases: 550

IELTS: 6.5

For Undergraduate International Student

  • Overall U.S. equivalent high school GPA of 2.7+ and rank top 50% in graduating class; OR, U.S. equivalent high school GPA of 2.7 in the required 15 units of high school core curriculum classes or,

  • A minimum composite SAT score of 1030 or an ACT composite score of 20.

For Graduate International Student

Holds a U.S. equivalent bachelor’s degree or higher.

For Transfer International Student

A minimum U.S. equivalent GPA of 2.0 based on at least 24 attempted credit hours.

  • SAT/ACT Scores: Students securing minimum US equivalent GPA requirement did not have to submit the SAT/ACT scores whereas if the minimum US equivalent requirement is not meet than the students need to submit the equivalent SAT/ACT scores.

  • Submit a copy of passport (or proof of another immigration status if in the U.S.). 

  • Submit the I-20 Data Form.  

  • Submit the Statement of Understanding Form: The Statement of Understanding is a contract between the student and the University. By signing this, the student is agreeing to comply with the items stipulated in the Statement of Understanding. 

  • Submit the Confirmation of Financial Resources:  This is a contract between the University and the student’s sponsor with verification from the sponsor’s banking official. Once signed, it states that the sponsor agrees to pay all of the student’s costs related to and throughout the duration of the student’s enrollment at ECU

  • Submit Official original Bank Letter documenting guaranteed funds: Before ECU can prepare an I-20 for you, we must receive documentation of guaranteed funds showing that the student (or their sponsor) has sufficient funds to cover tuition, fees, room, and board0. The letter must be written in English using local currency and its equivalent U.S. dollars

  • Submit a copy of the Immunization Record.

  • Submit a copy of SEVIS Information Form: Students holding an F-1 visa who are transferring from another U.S. college or university, language, or high school must have the SEVIS Information Form completed by their current international advisor.

  • Housing Application Form: If you are a beginning freshman, under the age of 21, you are required to stay in the campus residence hall.

Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Oct

Application Fee Application fees may vary by program and may be waived for certain students. Please check with the school.


Early Decision Deadline


Early Action Deadline


Offer Action Deadline


Offers Early Decision


Application Website


Accepts Common App


Accepts Coalition App


East Central University takes admission twice a year. Spring enrollment and summer or fall enrollment. The last date for submitting the application in spring enrollment is October 1st and for summer or fall enrollment it is March 1st. Students also have to pay a non-refundable application fee of $20.

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

Acceptance Rate83%82%83%
Percentage of admitted who Enrolled (Admission Yield)72%76%74%

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Credits Accepted

AP Credit


Dual Credit


Credit for Life Experiences


Many universities in the US incentivize students by assisting them to earn university credit by opting for certain courses available in high school. There are many such programs for the students, and some of the popular programs are AP Credit, CLEP (Credit for Life Experiences), and Dual Enrollment (also known as Dual Credit). Different colleges follow different policies regarding these credits. Such programs also have various benefits for the students; they include a higher GPA, increased chances of completing a degree, and a shorter time to obtain a degree. In order to avail CLEP and AP credits, students can visit the collegeboard.org website and request to submit the scores to the university of their choice.