Purpose, Place, Perspective — Find yours at App State
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University offers incredible preparation for life and career success. In Boone, Hickory or online, you'll find your passions, conduct research alongside world-class faculty and join a community of learners, creative thinkers and effective communicators.
Explore majors, review admission requirements and deadlines, meet your admission counselor, sign up for a visit and take the next step to become a Mountaineer. Learn more about our community and connect with resources to support you along your journey.
We want to learn about who you are, what you are passionate about and what you can contribute to the Appalachian Community.
All students are reviewed holistically, and submitting all recommended materials will help distinguish you as an applicant.
Can you get in to App State? Below are the GPA/test score ranges of the middle 50 percent of first-year admits. 25 percent of admitted students fall either below or above these levels:
- Weighted GPA: 3.82-4.34
- SAT (new – evidence-based reading and writing and math): 1100-1270
- ACT (composite): 22-28
The cumulative GPA range of the middle 50% of admitted transfer students: 2.82-3.58
All state institutions in North Carolina have minimum course requirements and admission requirements as established by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina System.
For first-year students applying for a 2022, 2023 and 2024 term, official test scores (ACT/SAT) will be not required for admission. Students will have the option to select on the application whether or not they will be submitting test scores for review.