Now that #AppSaidYes and you did too, these next steps will prepare you for life as a Mountaineer.
Register for Orientation
Orientation formally introduces you to the Appalachian community and will help get you acquainted with the 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 the session that is most convenient for your schedule. 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 via MyApp! Parents, we’re hoping you can come too.
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.
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.
Apply for housing
Get excited about living at Appalachian! Review housing options and apply after February 1! Consider locations, room styles, rates and opportunities like Residential Learning Communities as you select your top choices. Students less than a year out of high school are required to live on campus, though there are a few common exceptions. On-campus housing for transfer students is granted on a space-available basis – transfer students are encouraged to explore off-campus housing options.
Apply for financial aid
Explore the many types of financial aid available at Appalachian. If you are interested in receiving financial aid, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline and include Appalachian’s school code: 002906. If you have submitted your FAFSA and included Appalachian, 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.
Join the community
Beginning to build your Appalachian community is the first step to getting plugged in at Appalachian. Join the Official Appalachian State University Class of 2020 Facebook group to connect with your future classmates! 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!
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.
Other enrollment steps
From your Early Registration Advising (ERA) course to immunization and insurance, check AppalNet for a list of steps to ensure a happy and healthy start to your college career at Appalachian!
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. You're invited to participate August 2-5, 2016.
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 2017 dates.
L.E.A.D Orientation is a two-day program that will take place twice, on August 8-9, 2016 and August 11-12, 2016, 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.