How to Apply

Important Application Information

2020 Confirmed Students: 

For confirmed students for the Fall 2020 incoming class who are missing official (verified) scores to complete as an Enrollment Step, please be advised that we are aware that myACT on the is currently disabled until August 3rd at 10am. With the inability to download and submit prior to the August 1st deadline, we are understanding and willing to work with any student who needs additional time until the site is back up. This also extends to any student needing to submit SAT official scores as well. Please contact your admissions counselor or email us at for assistance. Please note that you may download and email your official score report to our office. Need help finding your downloadable score report? Check out these resources on how to find and send your official SAT or ACT scores. 

2020 Applicants: 

2020 applicants may apply via the CFNC Application.

2021 Applicants: 

  • The 2021 Common App is now open for first-year applicants! 
  • We will notify you when the CFNC application opens for 2021 transfer applicants.

Student types

First-year – haven't taken college courses after graduating high school or early/middle college.
Transfer – have attempted any college coursework following high school graduation.
Military – joined the military after graduating high school.
International – need a visa to be in the United States.
Non-degree seeking – do not plan to receive a degree from Appalachian.
App State Online – wish to complete their undergraduate degree online or at an off-campus location.
Returning Mountaineer – once started coursework at Appalachian and now would like to re-enroll.

Applications for admission open each August 1 for the following spring and fall terms.

2021 Test Score Policy

2021 Test Score Policy

For first-year students applying for a 2021 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. Please contact your admissions counselor with any questions! 

Checking your status

Your MyMountaineer portal is where students you'll receive information regarding your application, including missing application materials and an admission decision, and where admitted students will also confirm their enrollment and complete enrollment steps (registering for orientation, housing, classes, etc.).


Official application materials may be submitted electronically to or mailed to the address below:

The Office of Admissions
Appalachian State University
A.S.U. Box 32004
Boone, NC 28608-2004

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Frequently asked questions

Have a question? Check out our list of frequently asked questions. If you don't find the answer there, feel free to contact our office to speak with an admission counselor.