Appalachian State University

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We have completed our freshman and transfer classes for fall 2016 at Appalachian State. Our application for admission for 2017 terms will open on August 1, 2016.

IMPORTANT NOTE: CFNC is launching a new application suite on August 22, 2016.

  • On Thursday, August 18th at 5 p.m., the current application system will shut down so please submit your application before 5 p.m. on the 18th.
  • If you do not submit your application by the 18th you be required to start a new application on August 22nd.
  • Appalachian's 2017 application for admission will not be available started 5 p.m on the 18th through 8 a.m. on the 22nd of August.

As soon as you submit this application, we will create for you an online student portal called myApp.  We will send to you an email with how to access and use your myApp portal.  You will want to access that portal often for updates to your application and admission status.

Appalachian does not require letters of recommendation, resume, essays or personal statements as part of our application. However, after completion and submission of this application, we strongly recommend you submit a personal statement and resume through your myApp portal.  We will use this information during our admission review process and historically submission of this information has made a significant contribution to our decision to admit a student.

Last updated: 7/20/2016 8:54:00 AM ET

Thank you for your interest in Appalachian State University!

Instructions for All Applicants - A complete application includes the following:

  1. Freshman - For purposes of admission, Appalachian defines freshmen as those students entering direct from high school or those who have not earned enough college credits after high school graduation to be considered for admission as a transfer student. (NOTE: Early College High School students currently must apply as freshman).
    1. $55 non-refundable application fee
    2. Copy of official high school transcript (grades 9 - 12)
    3. SAT or ACT results
    4. College transcripts, if you have attended any college (dual-enrollment, Early College High School, online courses, etc.), mail to Office of Admissions, Appalachian State University, ASU Box 32004, Boone, NC 28608-2004
    5. Application deadlines
    6. Merit-Based Scholarship Application deadline is December 1, 2015. At Appalachian, top students whose applications for admission are complete by the first deadline (November 15th) will be invited to complete a Scholarship Application based on the academic credentials they present. Qualified students will be invited by email and by notification in their MyApp Portal to complete the merit-based scholarship application. All applications for scholarship must be submitted electronically through their MyApp Portal by December 1st (all materials including letters of recommendation - must be received by 11:59 PM EST. on December 1st).
  2. Transfer - For purposes of admission, transfer applicants must present a minimum of 30 transferable semester credits (completed or in progress of completion) from a regionally accredited institution; this credit must be earned after graduation from high school. Transfer students must have a minimum overall transferable grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 (on a 4.0 scale). Potential transfer students must have successfully completed a high school curriculum that meets the UNC Minimum Course Requirements (MCR) and be eligible from a conduct or an academic eligibility perspective to return to their last college/university attended.
    1. $55 non-refundable application fee
    2. Official final high school transcript, High School Equivalency Diploma or Adult high school diploma
    3. Official College transcripts from all colleges/universities ever attended (whether coursework was completed or not), including a list of courses/coursework in progress and which includes course titles, course numbers, and credit hours attempted.
    4. Application deadline:
  3. Appalachian Students Seeking Readmission - For purposes of admission, a returning student is one who has ever previously attended Appalachian State University.
    1. $55 non-refundable application fee
    2. Completion of the Returning Student form. (Available from your MyApp Portal after your application for admission has been received and processed.)
    3. Official college transcripts from all institutions since attending Appalachian
    4. Application deadline: Rolling Admission
  4. Second Degree Seeking - For purposes of admission, a second undergraduate degree applicant is one who has earned a bachelor's degree from any regionally accredited institution.
    1. $55 non-refundable application fee
    2. Official College transcript from post-secondary school where bachelor's degree was earned
    3. Application deadline: Rolling Admission
  5. Non-Degree/Visiting - For purposes of admission, a non-degree student is one who does not plan to pursue a degree and for whom will be admitted for one term only.
    1. $55 non-refundable application fee
    2. If visiting or attending Appalachian on exchange from another college/university, we require permission from your degree seeking institution "home institution"
    3. Application deadline: Rolling Admission
  6. Undergraduate Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Candidates
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Applying for Distance Education

For purposes of admission, any student applying for admission to Appalachian with the intention to study online or at a campus or location other than main campus will apply for admission to the Appalachian Distance Education program. Students must be in a transfer status in order to apply for one of the Distance Education programs.

A complete application for admission through the Distance Education program includes the following:


Admission decisions are made following receipt of the complete application and supporting documents. Once an admission decision is rendered for a student applying to a Distance Education program, the Office of Distance Education will send notification of admissibility to the Distance Education program (cohort). This notification may take longer than 4 weeks for majors that have a separate departmental admission process (e.g. the RN to BSN Program). For program specific requirements and application deadlines visit the respective information page from the proposed programs page.

Additional Information

Click on the link below for information on:

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Academic Merit-Based Scholarships

High School Transcripts

Most North Carolina public high schools now have the capability to electronically send official high school transcripts to all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities through We encourage you to visit your school counselor to verify coursework and grades prior to requesting an electronic transcript.

In order to send electronic transcripts, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled, or enrolled at the time of graduation, at a participating public high school in North Carolina.
  • Make sure you have entered the following information in the This is Me section of Your Profile:
    • First and Last name - This must match your NC SID name (use the name that appears on your report card, or check with your high school counselor).
    • NC Student Number (formerly NCWISE Student ID) - This can also be found on your report card.
    • E-mail address
    • Gender
    • Date of birth
    • My Account is connected to (the high school where you are currently enrolled, or were enrolled at the time of graduation)
If these conditions are met, you are ready to proceed to the Transcript Manager. A successfully requested transcript should be received by the college within 1-2 business days.

Important Announcement:

  • If you graduated in summer 2012 or before, you will need to contact your high school directly to request a transcript. Please note this is a temporary process change for electronic transcripts until NC DPI migrates historical data from NC WISE to PowerSchool.

If these conditions were met when you submitted your online application, you will then be presented with the option to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution.

If you submitted an online admission application through another website or university portal, we encourage you to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution from the CFNC Transcript Manager (located under the Apply tab → To College → Transcript Manager).

Appalachian State University
Office of Admissions
ASU Box 32004
Boone, NC  28608-2004
In-state telephone: (828) 262-2120
Out-of-state telephone: (828) 262-2120
Fax: (828) 262-3296
How to Use the Appalachian State University Online Application

To complete the online application, simply type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be re-entered prior to submittal.

When you have completed the application please check your work. When you are ready, click the 'SUBMIT' button located on the left column to submit the application.

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