Appalachian State University

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Please note that Appalachian does not require letters of recommendation, resume, essays or personal statements as part of our application for admission. However, Appalachian encourages applicants to submit a personal statement and/or resume through their MyApp Portal.  There is no predetermined topic, so this is a chance for you to tell us more about yourself (beyond grades and test scores).  You will have access to enter supplemental information in your MyApp Portal once you have submitted your application for admission. 

Last updated: 2/10/2014 10:47:00 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 (including writing portion for each test, if submitted)
    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
      First Notification Period November 15, 2013 January 25, 2014 May 1, 2014
      Second Notification Period February 1, 2014 March 1, 2014 May 1, 2014
      Third Notification Period March 15, 2014 April 4, 2014 May 1, 2014

  2. Transfer - For purposes of admission, transfer applicants must present 30 semester hours of completed transferable college credit 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 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) as calculated by Appalachian. Potential transfer students must have successfully completed a high school curriculum that meets the UNC Minimum Course Requirements (MCR) and be eligible to return to their last college / university attended. If you are applying to a Distance Education Program, please see the Applying for Distance Education section below.
    1. $55 non-refundable application fee
    2. Official final high school transcript, GED 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. Identification (below) of any courses currently in progress of completion
    5. Application deadline: Rolling Admission
  3. Returning Appalachian Students - For purposes of admission, a returning student is one who has ever previously attended Appalachian State University. If you are applying to a Distance Education Program, please see the Applying for Distance Education section below.
    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 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
    1. See

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:

Social Security Number
Academic Merit-Based Scholarships
Admission Requirements

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.

To send an electronic transcript, you must:

  • Make sure you have entered the following information in your profile and/or online admission application:
    • First and Last name - This must match your legal name (use the name that appears on your report card, or check with your high school counselor).
    • NC Student Number (formerly NC WISE Student ID) - is your North Carolina public high school student identifier number and is only applicable to North Carolina High School students. Providing the NC Student Number is voluntary and if provided, will give you the opportunity to request your high school transcript electronically.
    • Current high school (or high school at time of graduation)
    • Date of birth
    • E-mail address
    • Gender
  • Be currently enrolled at or graduated from in 2013, a participating public high school in North Carolina that has converted from NC WISE to PowerSchool/HomeBase. If you are not sure about your school's current status or statusat the time you graduated, check with your school counselor.

Important Announcement:

As of November 13, 2013, electronic transcripts for some schools are now being processed from NC DPI's new PowerSchool system. Please refer to the list of schools spreadsheet to see if your school is in a district that has chosen to send from the new PowerSchool system, or if your school is in a district that has chosen to send from the NC WISE system. The differences are described below.

PowerSchool: This means that currently enrolled students can now send electronic transcripts that contain their current student information from PowerSchool.
Please note there will be a temporary process change for electronic transcripts until later this academic year for students who graduated in summer 2013 or before. NC DPI is in the process of migrating historical data from NC WISE to PowerSchool. If you graduated in summer 2013 or before, you will need to contact your high school directly to request a transcript.

NC WISE: This means that all currently enrolled students and former students can send electronic transcripts that contain their information from NC WISE. For currently enrolled seniors, please note that transcripts from NC WISE do not include any courses in which you are currently enrolled (Fall 2013).

Over the next few weeks NC DPI is working to transition all remaining schools to the new PowerSchool system. Please check this message area and the list of schools spreadsheet (link above) for the latest information.

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).

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