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Appalachian encourages students to consider completing a degree with us after starting their college career at another instutition. You are considered a transfer student if:
- you graduated from high school at least one year prior to beginning at Appalachian AND
- have completed or are in progress of completing at least 30 hours of transferable coursework at another accredited college/university
Please note that AP and IB credits do not count toward transferable hours of credit for admission purposes. Credit for these courses is availble with appropriate scores. Review placement requirements here.
You are a freshmen applicant if you graduated from high school less than a year prior to your intended entry term to Appalachian. Early college students apply as freshmen and will receive transfer credit once a transcript evaluation has been completed.
How to Apply
A reviewable application includes the following items:
- A completed online application.
- A non-refundable application fee of $55. Appalachian accepts the Official National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Application Fee Waiver. Additional documentation is required; see page two of the fee waiver for Option 1 (only first page of SAR is required) or Option 2.
- Official college transcript(s) with at least 30 hours of transferable credit and a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.25
- A “C” or better is required for all transfer coursework. Please note that any courses with a grade of “C-“ or below will not transfer.
- Students with fewer than 30 hours of transferable credit will be reviewed based on their high school GPA, completion of the NC High School Minimum Course Requirements (if under the age of 21), as well as SAT or ACT scores (if available) to make a decision. If you feel this is applicable to you, we recommend you send us your official SAT or ACT scores and your Official High School transcript for consideration.
- Official copy of high school transcript(s) if you will be under the age of 21 at the time of your enrollment
If applicable, you may be required to submit a "Criminal Background Check" as required by the UNC system which may delay the processing of your application. Notifications will be available in your myAPP portal after you apply and you will also receive email notifications. Your application may go to Conduct Review.
Official application materials can be submitted by the institution or counselor electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the address below.
The Office of Admissions
Appalachian State University
A.S.U. Box 32004
Boone, NC 28608-2004
When to Apply
Once your term is available in our online application we encourage you to start the application process. Your application for admission will not be reviewed until all required documents have been received and a decision will not be made until we can see that you have at least 12 hours of transferable credit completed on your college transcript. We have rolling admission, which means that we admit students until the class is full. You will hear from us within 2-4 weeks after your application is complete.
Transfer Track Visit Sessions
Transfer Track sessions are campus tours designed specifically for transfer students who are considering Appalachian. The sessions include workshops with representatives from Admissions, the Office of Transfer Services, and Academic Advising. These sessions are designed to allow prospective transfer students to “get a taste of life of a transfer student” at Appalachian.
Please register now for one of our fall transfer track sessions!
The Office of Transfer Services website is a great resource for reviewing transferable credit at a variety of institutions and locating four-year guides for each major, which outlines how the major can be completed in a span of four years. Go to the Prospective Student link and select the transfer senario that fits you best for step by step instructions on how to use the tools available. These valuable resources help insure that the courses you take will benefit you if and when you enroll at Appalachian.
General Education requirements will be changing in fall of 2015. Be sure to review these revisions to see how your transfer credit may be affected.
On-campus housing opportunities are limited for incoming transfer students. Housing assignments are based on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore, it is important that transfer students apply, commit, and complete the housing application as soon as possible. All students should have an off-campus back-up plan in case on-campus housing is unavailable.
Students are encouraged to use university resources such as offcampushousing.appstate.edu in order to find trusted property management companies, rooms and subleases for rent, and roommate searches.
There are several unique opportunities for transfer housing on campus, including a Residential Learning Community (RLC) just for incoming transfer students and the Transfer Educators RLC for students majoring in Education. Both RLCs are first-come, first-served, and space remains limited.
Track Your Application Status
Once you have applied, login to MyAPP to track your application status and see if you are missing any items.
Additional Questions? Complete the following form to have your questions answered. Transfer Admission Inquiry Form