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Admission Application Deadlines

  Admission Application Completion Date* Admission Decision Mailing Date Advanced Nonrefundable Payment Postmarked on or before
First Notification Period Nov. 15, 2015 Jan. 25, 2016 May 1, 2016
Second Notification Period Feb. 1, 2016 March 1, 2016 May 1, 2016
Third Notification Period March 15, 2016 April 4, 2016 May 1, 2016

The Completed Application

A complete application package includes:

  • Completed online application through the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC)
  • Non-refundable application fee of $55.  
    • Appalachian accepts Official Application Fee Waivers from the College Board, ACT and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).
  • Official copy of high school transcript that includes grades 9-12
  • SAT or ACT results submitted directly to Appalachian from the appropriate testing service
    • SAT Code = 5010, ACT Code = 3062, General Code = 002906 (Financial Aid)
  • Official college transcripts submitted directly to Appalachian from each previously attended institution, including all college dual-enrollment coursework (this is especially important for students from Early College and Middle College schools)

Official application materials can be submitted electronically to processing@appstate.edu or mailed to the address below.

The Office of Admissions
Appalachian State University
A.S.U. Box 32004
Boone, NC 28608-2004

[ more about the Freshmen application process ]

College Timeline

It is never too early to plan for college. To help students get organized, we offer the College Timeline, a checklist of necessary steps to take beginning in the sophomore year.

Interviews and Essays

Appalachian does not conduct interviews with applicants as part of the application process. Interviews may be required in special circumstances and Appalachian will notify the applicant.

Please note that Appalachian does not require letters of recommendations, 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.  They will have access to enter supplemental information in their MyApp Portal once they have submitted their application for admission.

Personal Admissions Account

We encourage each prospective student to create an AppConnect Account. Once you create your personal site, you can:

  • receive admissions materials
  • receive important messages about your application status
  • learn more about Appalachian!

Encourage a Campus Visit

There is no better way to learn about Appalachian than to visit us. Although students are welcome to visit our campus anytime, we encourage them to consider visiting during Open House or schedule a campus tour to ensure that they have a successful and enjoyable visit to Appalachian.

2015 Freshman Class Profile

Our freshman class profile entering fall 2015 consisted of the following:

  • Average weighted GPA - 4.20  (Middle 50% - 3.94 - 4.48)
  • Average ACT score - 26  (Middle 50% - 23 - 28)
  • Average SAT score (reading and math combined without the writing) - 1179  (Middle 50% - 1060 - 1230)
  • 88% in-state, 12% out-of-state students


Students will be eligible to apply for merit scholarships based on their Admissions application. To be considered for merit scholarship opportunities, the Admissions application must be completed by Nov. 15 and subsequent scholarship materials must be received by Dec. 1. For specific merit scholarship program information, please visit scholarships.appstate.edu.

Support for Low-income & 1st Generation College Students

Appalachian State’s Student Support Services (SSS) Program provides comprehensive services to 200 low-income and/or first generation college students. The goal of the SSS program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants. Eligible students are referred to the program from a variety of sources such as admissions, high school counselors, a community college advisor, or an Appalachian faculty member. Enrolled students can also refer themselves to the program. To learn more about the opportunities through the SSS program, please visit http://lap.appstate.edu/student-support-services

Trio Programs


At Appalachian, we want to guide our students in the right direction to ensure success, in and out of the classroom. MAP-Works is one tool that has helped us better understand our students' needs.

MAP-Works -- which stands for Making Achievement Possible -- is an online resource that helps students find out about the resources that are available to them, helping them stay on track to becoming a college graduate. At the same time, MAP-Works provides a way for all the faculty and staff who work with a student to connect and collaborate, making sure that the student receives all the support he or she needs to be successful at Appalachian.