Pirate Promise

Pirate Promise - Guaranteed ECU Admission For Qualified Students

  • Bertie Early College juniors that are on track to earn their associate degree can join the Pirate Nation with Pirate Promise. ECU extends an invitation to participate from Martin Community College before you graduate. Pirate Promise is the starting point for students to attend special events, get advising and have support as you transition to ECU.

    Get these benefits:

    • Guaranteed admission to ECU
    • Waived ECU transfer application fee
    • Joint academic advising
    • Joint financial aid counseling and RaiseMe micro-scholarship opportunities
    • Eligible to receive an ECU One Card
    • Access to ECU Libraries
    • Access to Here’s How ECU Career Services virtual workshop series
    • Participate in events like: Student Services Resource Fair, Open House, Pirate Promise info sessions and more!!

    Meet these requirements to be eligible:

    • You are enrolling or already a full-time student at one of the NC Community College Pirate Promise schools.
    • You are a full-time student (minimum 12 hours a semester). (Waived for early college students)
    • You are enrolling or have enrolled as an Associate of Science, Associate of Engineering or Associate of Arts student.
    • Career and College Promise students are eligible.


    Apply for the ECU Pirate Promise by visiting http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/admissions/Promise.cfm to access the Pirate Promise Application