Now that #AppSaidYes and you did too, these next steps will prepare you for life as a Mountaineer.
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 resetting 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. 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.
In addition to receiving emails regarding your next steps to be a Mountaineer, an updated status of all of your enrollment steps will always be in your student portal.
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.
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.
Apply for housing
Get excited about living on campus! 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.
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.
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Frequently asked questions
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. Be on the lookout for summer 2018 dates.
Are you interested in developing your leadership skills? Do you want to know how you can make a real impact at Appalachian? Trailhead Academies may be the answer to get you started. Join this four-day session with some of the strongest students – be on the lookout for summer 2018 dates.
L.E.A.D Orientation is a two-day program that will take place twice and is a supplemental educational program for historically marginalized or underrepresented identified students and families; including students of color, LGBT+, women, first generation college students, etc. Students will participate in enrichment activities, move into residence halls early, learn about available campus and community resources and have the opportunity to build strong connections with other students, faculty and staff who share similar identities. Be on the lookout for summer 2018 dates.
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 2021 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!