AsULead is a program for a diverse group of students who are emerging leaders in their schools and communities. Students who become part of our AsULead cohort will have the opportunity to participate in a four day in-person summer session focusing on community building opportunities, leadership development training, and overall college preparedness. AsULead also includes a virtual component over the course of the students’ senior year to continue discussing the importance of college and give students access to resources they may not otherwise learn about.
AsULead students will be competitive for selective colleges and scholarship opportunities as a result of this program, as well as having the opportunity to return to their communities as ambassadors for college success. Additionally, upon completion of the program, students will be guaranteed admission into Appalachian State University!
The 2023 AsULead Application is now open!
Application Deadline: April 28
- AsULead Application
- Unofficial high school transcript
- Contact information for references. Personal email (gmail, yahoo, etc) preferred.
Students will be notified of their decision regarding the AsULead program by May 15.
Students must be of a historically underrepresented background. This includes, but is not limited to: students of color, students from low income families, first generation students, students from rural areas, and students from other diverse backgrounds.
In order to receive guaranteed admission to App State, students must:
- complete the program in its entirety, including all virtual sessions
- maintain a 3.5 weighted high school GPA