Climb Your Mountain of Opportunity at App State

As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, App State offers small class sizes that allow for high-quality student and faculty interaction, excellent undergraduate research opportunities and service experiences in our local and regional communities. Check out the top reasons you should go to App State.

Dates & Deadlines

  • August 1 - application opens
  • November 1 - Early action deadline
  • February 1 - Regular decision deadline

First-year students are reviewed on a rolling basis after the regular decision deadline.

Transfer students can apply anytime and will be admitted on a rolling basis. To ensure students have sufficient time to complete their enrollment steps, such as advising and orientation, it's recommended that transfer students submit applications at least four months prior to the start of their intended term.

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Be one of the first students to experience the unparalleled value of receiving an App State education in a convenient Hickory location! Classes begin at App State's new Hickory campus in August. App State will continue to accept applications for the Hickory campus as long as space is still available.

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Can't come to campus? Check out App State's Boone Campus through our virtual tour! 

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Meet Your Counselor

Meet Your Counselor

We're here to help you every step of the way. You will have an admission counselor that is assigned to you throughout your college search process.

Educators & Advisors

Educators & Advisors

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