Where #ARRRGH Ye Sailing?
STEPP wants to see where students #ARRRGH sailing this summer! Submit photos of where you are traveling, and they may be featured on @ecustepp social media.
Spring 2024 Newsletter
The latest addition of The Cove Courier, featuring STEPP graduates and student highlights, is here. Read all about it.


We Support Pirates™ Who Learn Differently

The ECU STEPP Program is a transformative initiative that supports students with learning disabilities to achieve a college education. By providing access and comprehensive support students are able to achieve their academic goals at East Carolina University.

Explore STEPP


On Campus

Ready to board the ship? Visit the STEPP Cove to learn about our services and admission process.



Have the ship come to you! Attend STEPP’s virtual options to learn about our services and admission process.


LIVE Stream Events

Set sail with us LIVE on social media! Join STEPP for various live streams, including Q&A opportunities.


Application Update

Starting in spring 2025, East Carolina University (ECU) will require standardized test scores for admission. To meet ECU’s admissions standards, all applicants must meet the requirements set forth by Undergraduate Admissions, including submitting ACT or SAT scores for the 2025 Cohort Application. Therefore, students who wish to apply for the program must include their ACT or SAT scores with their STEPP application materials.

STEPP is offering multiple virtual Q&A sessions in April where prospective students, families, educators, and counselors can ask questions about SAT/ACT requirements.

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