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

Personal Statement/Resume

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.

Campus Safety

The safety of individuals on Appalachian’s campus always has been of critical importance to the campus community and the Boone community. It is also important for students and their families to develop a family communication plan to be implemented in case of an emergency. [ more ]

Inclement Weather

January can bring winter storms. If Orientation has to be delayed or rescheduled due to inclement weather, a notice will be posted on the Appalachian home page. You can also call the snow line at 828-262-SNOW (7669).

Where to Stay

Area lodging (links to local Chamber of Commerce, visitor's bureau, and area attractions)

Admissions Terminology

View a list of admissions terminology.

Paying for College 

CFNC (the College Foundation of North Carolina) provides parents with everything they need to know about paying for college.

The Paying for College module contains information for students and parents about every aspect of college financing. Additional modules include: Grants and Scholarships, Savings Programs, Tax Savings, Loan Programs, Tools and Calculators, and Ask an Expert.

Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid to learn more about financial aid opportunities at Appalachain State University.


At Appalachian, we understand that going to college is a big step for your student that will include a lot of new experiences. For precisely this reason, Appalachian employs MAP-Works

MAP-Works -- which stands for Making Achievement Possible -- is an an information system that anticipates student needs and empowers them to take control of their academic future from the beginning. 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 your student receives all the support he or she needs to be successful at Appalachian.