Transfer Student

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You are considered a transfer student if you have attended another institution after graduating from high school, including second-degree seeking applicants.


Dates and Deadlines

The 2024 Transfer Application is still open and we'd love for you to apply! Get started on your Mountaineer journey today. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis for all terms.

Transfer Admission Criteria

Admission criteria varies based upon the total number of transferable semester hours of college coursework you will have completed by the time you enroll at App State. Meeting these minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee admission.

24 or more hours of transferable credit

  • Applicants should have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.25 in all attempted coursework
    *Students with less than a 2.25 will be reviewed holistically. Please speak to your transfer admissions counselor.

  • Applicants must have earned a C (2.0) or better in coursework in addition to other requirements for it to be considered transferable

Fewer than 24 hours of transferable credit

  • Applicants will be reviewed based on high school GPA and all attempted college coursework. NC High School Minimum Course Requirements apply if under the age of 21.
  • Applicants must have earned a C (2.0) or better in coursework in addition to other requirements for it to be considered transferable

Additional Action Items

The following items may be requested by Admissions once your application is submitted.

Find your Transfer Counselor

No matter where you are in the transfer process, we are here to help! Learn more about App State and when you are ready to apply, check out the application requirements below.

Find your Transfer Counselor

Application Requirements

We want to learn about who you are, what you are passionate about and how App State can help make your ambitions a reality.

  1. Complete an application (apply using the Transfer Application)
  2. Submit $65 application fee or approved fee waiver
  3. Submit an official transcript from each institution you have attended
  4. Submit an official high school/secondary school transcript
    Required if you have fewer than 24 hours of transferable credit 
  5. Submit official test scores
    Required if you have fewer than 24 hours of transferable credit
  6. Complete your FAFSA (application opens Dec.; school code: 002906)

Military Student or Dependent
If you are a military service member or veteran you will go through the same admission process as transfer students but may need to submit additional documents. Learn more about applying as a military student or dependent.

Returning Mountaineer
If you ever attended App State as an undergraduate student and would like to re-enroll, you must submit a readmission application. Access the readmission application.

Adult Learners
If you are 25 years of age or older, App State reviews your application through a holistic review process. Your application process may vary. Learn more about applying as an adult learner.

Transferring Credits

Got credit? Let us help you determine what may transfer. Use the NC Community College Transfer Guides to explore what course to take before transferring and our Transfer Equivalency Course Search to determine how your complete courses will transfer to App.

Dynamic Transfer Pathways

transfer_honor_roll_logo_no_year_150.pngPhi Theta Kappa recognizes App State for creating strong transfer pathways that lead to excellence and success among community college transfer students.

Other ways to become a Mountaineer

These guided processes between other colleges and App State help create a better transfer experience for you.

Aspire Appalachian logoAspire Appalachian

A seamless pathway for students enrolled at partner community colleges to complete their degree at App State.

Articulation Agreements

Agreements between two or more colleges and universities documenting the transfer policies for a specific academic program or degree in general.


Eligible incoming students who have completed their application for admission by Feb. 1 will receive priority consideration for transfer student scholarship opportunities. Review eligibilty and learn more about our scholarship opportunities

  • Feb. 1- Consideration begins for transfer students with completed application

  • March 1 - Award offers begin to go out on or around the first of each month until all funds are secured

Students in a PTK chapter should indicate their affiliation PTK on their transfer application to be considered for the Appalachian Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship!

Why transfer to App?

Why transfer to App?

Hear from our transfer students about their Appalachian Experience and why they chose to transfer to App State.

Options for Submitting Materials

MyMountaineer Portal

All applicants will have access to the MyMountaineer Portal once your application is submitted. This is where you will receive information regarding your application, including any missing application materials and your admission decision. Learn more about our transcript requirements.



The Office of Admissions
Appalachian State University
PO Box 32004
Boone, NC 28608-2004

Transfer Resources & Involvement

Transfer Admissions & Engagement supports transfer students at all stages of their education — from initial inquiry, throughout their transition to App State, and during their academic and social journey.

Graduates of Cooperative Innovative High Schools (Early College)

Graduates of Cooperative Innovative High Schools (Early College)

Graduates from North Carolina Cooperative Innovative High Schools will submit a first-year application, but will have a choice in how their application is reviewed. Learn more about our policy.