Now that #AppSaidYes and you did too, these next steps will prepare you for life as a Mountaineer.
Your enrollment steps checklist
From your Early Registration Advising (ERA) course to immunization and insurance, view your enrollment steps checklist in your MyMountaineer portal for a list of steps to ensure a happy and healthy start to your college career at Appalachian!
Now that you’ve confirmed, you will use AppalNet – the Appalachian student portal – to access financial aid information, sign up for orientation, register for classes and stay current on upcoming enrollment steps. You've also been assigned an Appalachian email account. Appalachian uses private GMail services - find out how to login below.
The first step to accessing your Appalachian email is establishing your password. Once you do this, you can access your Appalachian email from anywhere via mail.google.com – just remember to enter @appstate.edu after your username. On the next page, you will enter your username (without @appstate.edu) and your password. 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." It's important to check your @appstate.edu email for notifications from Financial Aid, Housing, Orientation and other on-campus partners. Establishing this password will also set your password for your AppalNet student portal (see step 2).
MyMountaineer applicant portal
During the application process, you have used your MyMountaineer portal to monitor your application status. Between now and when you enroll, you can continue to check your MyMountaineer portal for an updated list of all of your enrollment steps.
AppalNet student portal
In addition to checking your MyMountaineer portal, you will need to begin checking your AppalNet account – a portal that enrolled Appalachian students use to register for courses, monitor financial aid and pay tuition. You will access this account with the same login credentials as your Appalachian email account.
Apply for housing
Review housing options and apply by the deadline on your enrollment checklist. Consider locations, room styles, rates and opportunities like Residential Learning Communities as you select top choices. First-year and transfer students less than a year out of high school are required to live on campus (there are a few common exceptions). On-campus housing for transfers out of high school more than a year is granted on a space-available basis – we encourage these students to explore off-campus housing options.
Register for Orientation
Orientation formally introduces you to the Appalachian community and will help get you familiar with campus and resources available to you as a Mountaineer! These sessions are required and available on a first-come, first-served basis – sign up early to get your preferred session. Each session offers you the chance to learn your way around campus, meet with an academic advisor and faculty members, and finalize your first semester class schedule. Learn more and register in your portal! Parents, we’re hoping you can come too.
You can always see current charges after registering for courses in the “Detail by Term” tab in AppalNet, and you’ll receive email notification of any bills. Only students who register for courses before the first billing date are subject to schedule cancellation; students that do not pay in full by the due date will be subject to late charges. There is a dedicated Parent Portal for parents to access after a student indicates this in AppalNet. For information about the tuition and payment, including the tuition installment payment plan, visit the Office of Student Accounts.
Join the community
Beginning to build your Appalachian community is the first step to getting plugged in at Appalachian. Incoming first-year students should join the Official Appalachian State University Class of 2023 Facebook group to connect with future classmates! Incoming transfer students should join the Appalachian State Transfers Facebook group! If you haven’t already, start following Appalachian State University social media to stay up-to-date on what’s happening on campus and in the community for current students!
Apply for financial aid
Explore the many types of financial aid available at Appalachian. If you're interested in financial aid, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline and include App’s school code: 002906. If you've submitted your FAFSA and included App, you'll see a Financial Aid tab in AppalNet. Click "My Eligibility" to see any missing requirements for financial aid and click "My Award Information" to view your financial aid package when it is awarded. If you don't see a Financial Aid tab, Appalachian has not yet received your FAFSA.
Take a hike on the wild side with First Ascent, Appalachian's wilderness orientation program for first year students. It's completely optional, but it's a great way to spend four days exploring the spectacular forests near Appalachian's campus with your new classmates. View summer 2018 dates and options.
Are you interested in developing your leadership skills? Do you want to know how you can make a real impact at Appalachian? Trailhead Academies (June 24–27, 2018) may be the answer to get you started. Join this three-day session with some of the strongest students.
ASCEND Supplemental Orientation (August 11–14, 2018) is a four-day program for students from marginalized and historically underrepresented backgrounds. This program establishes a solid foundation for new students to feel a sense of belonging and community, be empowered to succeed with knowledge, connections, and resources, and to explore and give back to their new home-away-from-home.