FAQs - Transfer Students
What should I take at another college/university before transferring to Appalachian?
You should take courses at your current school that would fulfill requirements of the General Education and/or your major at Appalachian. Please refer to the Transfer Guides section of the Transfer Students webpage for more information.
How will my credits transfer to Appalachian?
Please visit the Course Equivalency Search to see how courses from your school previously transferred to Appalachian. If you don't see a particular course listed it means the course hasn't been evaluated by Appalachian yet. The Transfer Articulation Office would need to evaluate the course for a student admitted to Appalachian.
I have questions about minimum course requirements (MCRs).
When will I register for classes at Appalachian?
Students will self-register for classes prior to Orientation through Early Registration Advising (ERA) which includes a short online course and quiz about the General Education Program and the registration process. Students will have the opportunity to discuss course selections with an Academic Advisor and department representatives at Orientation.
Is Orientation required?
Yes. Orientation is required for all new degree-seeking students. Transfer Orientation is a one day session where you will have the opportunity to meet faculty members in your academic interest area and other new transfer students. You will also meet with an academic advisor who will help you interpret your transcript evaluation and discuss your course selections for the upcoming semester. Learn more about Orientation.
Distance Education students will receive Orientation information for their specific cohort from their Program Manager.
Where can I find information on degree requirements at Appalachian?
Do I have to take a placement test for Math?
You need to take the Math Placement Test if you have scored less than 520 on your SAT Math test or less than 22 on your ACT Math test. The only exceptions are if you have transfer math credit or AP math credit.
You need to take the Calculus Readiness Test if you are planning to major in computer science, mathematics, or science. The only exception is if you have credit for Calculus I (MAT 1110), either through AP or transfer work.
Complete information about the Math Placement Test and Calculus Readiness Test, as well as access to both tests, is available on-line at www.mathplacement.appstate.edu.
Didn’t find the answer to your question(s)?
Members of the Transfer Student Services Coordination Committee would be happy to answer questions in their particular area of expertise. View a list of committee members and the campus offices they represent.
Distance Education students should contact their Program Manager.
If you have general questions, or don’t know which office to contact, feel free to send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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