Congratulations — You're a Mountaineer!
Spread the word and tell everyone who will listen that you’re a Mountaineer. Show your App State pride and post a photo on social media using #AppSaidYes and tag @appstate.
Secure Your Spot
- Log into your MyMountaineer Portal with the same log in used during your application process.
- Confirm your enrollment. Submit the acceptance agreement form and pay your enrollment deposit. (Note: this must be completed before additional steps are accessible.)
- View your enrollment steps checklist for information on orientation, the Early Registration Advising course, class registration, immunization records, health insurance options, final transcripts and more.
Access your @appstate.edu Email Account
Now that you’re admitted, you have been assigned an Appalachian email account.
- Establish your password. This will also be your password for your AppalNet Portal, the one-stop source for information and resources where you will have direct access to grades, registration information, parking, campus housing, financial aid and account information, including billing and payments.
- Log into your @appstate.edu email from anywhere via mail.google.com. Enter @appstate.edu after your username. On the next page, enter your username (without @appstate.edu) and your password. (Note: If you are already logged in to another Gmail account, you'll need to click "Add Account" in the top right of Gmail or "Sign in with a different username.")
- Check your @appstate.edu email often for important notifications from the Office of Student Financial Aid, Housing, Orientation and other on-campus partners.
Apply for Financial Aid
If you haven't already, file the FAFSA. Appalachian offers financial aid opportunities to help keep a college education within reach.
- Explore the types of financial aid available at Appalachian.
- Apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
- Include Appalachian’s school code of 002906 and follow these steps to complete your FAFSA.
- Apply as early as possible! The FAFSA is available on October 1 each year. Students who complete the FAFSA by March 1 are given first consideration for need-based assistance and so we can have your aid ready before your tuition due date.
- This process takes time, so begin as soon as possible. The March 1 priority date means that the FAFSA must be completed by March 1, not just submitted. Changes may need to be made, additional documents may be requested and about 30% of applications are selected for verification which adds 3 or more weeks to the timeline. Allow yourself plenty of time to complete all these steps prior to March 1.
Our Office of Transfer Services will assist you throughout the transfer process and during your academic and social journey at Appalachian.
Consider housing options
On-campus housing is required for first-year students and transfer students less than one year out of high school. Housing for transfer students who are not required to live on campus is limited, so these students should apply early. Appalachian has 20 residence halls and many residential learning communities (RLCs) to choose from! The housing application will be available once admitted students confirm their enrollment and establish their App State credentials.
Beginning to build your community is one of the first steps to getting plugged in at Appalachian.
- Incoming first-year students should join the official App State Incoming Class of 2020 Facebook group.
- Incoming transfer student should join the Appalachian State Transfers Facebook group.
Find Your Community
Clubs and organizations are an important part of the Appalachian Experience.
- With more than 400 student clubs and organizations, there are many ways to get involved.
- Enjoy Greek life, join the ski team, join a faith-based organization, make meaningful change in your community, sing a cappella, help plan a diversity celebration or participate in Blue Ridge Parkway preservation. If you don't see a student club or organization that speaks to you, you can start one!
From the moment you begin your Appalachian education, you'll be expected to develop as a critical and creative thinker, an effective communicator and an inquisitive local-to-global learner.
- Appalachian's seven colleges offer more than 150 degree programs on campus and online.
- With an average class size of 27 students and a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, Appalachian's small classroom environment allows students to easily interact with their professors and each other.