833-624-5249 Next Start Date: January 13

Have questions about the online programs at East Central University? We have answers.

Find information about transfer credits, financial aid, online learning and more. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, fill out our request information form and one of our personalized enrollment counselors will be in touch, ready to help.

Financial Aid


Yes, we offer a convenient payment plan to help you finance your online program. Visit our Payment Plan page for information.

We offer a number of support services to veterans, including financial assistance. To learn more, visit our Military and Veterans page.

Yes. The ECU Foundation offers an array of scholarships for deserving students. Online students are eligible for these opportunities if they are enrolled full time. You can view the full list of scholarships.

Our FAFSA code is 003154.

Online students have the option of receiving three types of aid: grants, scholarships and direct loans. Eligibility depends upon multiple factors, including your level of study. Please speak with your enrollment counselor to learn more about your individual options.

Don’t See Your Question Asked Here?

Check out the Financial Aid FAQ page for more specific questions related to paying for college.

View Financial Aid FAQs

Online Experience


Not all classes are offered every semester, so check the ECU class schedule for availability.

The start and finish of our courses correspond with University semester deadlines. Students are expected to meet all course deadlines and due dates. View our Academic Calendar for more information.

There is no distinction in granting credit between traditional classroom sections and online sections.

ECU’s online programs consist of eight-week sessions. Course information is delivered through our website (as text, video, audio and PowerPoint slides). Courses are asynchronous, allowing you to access discussion forums with your classmates and instructors when it is convenient for you. Offered fully online, our courses do not require you to come to campus for in-person interaction, although some courses may require proctored testing.

If you are accepted to East Central University and have Internet access, you can enroll in our online courses. Contact your adviser for enrollment. To enroll:

  1. Login to MyECU with your university username and password (find out your username or reset your password)
  2. Click on Student
  3. Click on Registration and Semester Schedule

Most exams takes place online. A few courses require proctored testing.

Our online programs vary in length depending on the degree level and the amount of credits you transfer, if any. When pursued full time, our bachelor’s programs take about two to four years to complete, and our RN to BSN program can be finished in as little as one year. Our master’s degree programs can be completed in about two years. Check your program’s page for specific information about program length.

Our recommendation is to allow seven business days for processing after the Office of Admissions has received your application, application fee and all official transcripts. If you haven’t heard anything after seven days, then you may call Admissions at 580-559-5234 to check the status.

Earning your degree online gives you the flexibility to study whenever and wherever you desire. Throughout your fully online program, you will have access to several resources and support. In order to be a successful online student, you must be self-motivated and have time-management skills. You can learn more about the online experience here.

In order to take online courses for credit, you must apply and be accepted to East Central University. See our Admissions page for more information about your program of interest.

Questions regarding grades or course content should be directed to the instructor through Blackboard.

The tuition for our online programs varies. To find out how much program of interest is, visit our Cost and Fees page.

Access to the online class is available through Blackboard seven days before the start of the semester for students enrolled in the class.

Online courses are fully online and do not meet face-to-face, although some courses do require proctored testing. Check the schedule or with your instructor for specific details.

Your Support Team

Discover how our team will provide you with assistance throughout each step of your educational journey at ECU, from enrollment through graduation.

Meet the Team

Online Student Experience

Discover what it means to be an online student and earn your degree in a format designed for the 21st-century student.

Learn what it’s like

Transfer Credits


We accept up to 94 transfer credits for undergrad programs and up to nine credits for our graduate programs. All credit hours from accredited institutions will transfer to East Central University, however, 60 credit hours must be taken from a senior college to receive a degree.

All credits from accredited institutions will transfer to ECU. Some will transfer only as elective credit hours and some will equate to specific courses. Your adviser can assist you in knowing how transfer courses will apply toward degree requirements.

The number of quarter credit hours is multiplied by 0.67 to equal credit hours.

Please check with the Academic Success Center about transferring credits from other institutions. If you have credits transferred to East Central University, your academic adviser will determine how credits apply toward your degree.

Transferring Credits?

Learn how your previous academic experiences can help you earn your degree faster than ever.

Learn more
preview of the epacket listing various program information

Request More Information

To receive an information packet that details our online programs, please enter your email address.