How to Apply

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.

Test Waiver Policy

Test Waiver Policy

For first-year students applying for a 2021 or 2022 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! 

View our Test Waiver Policy

Checking your status

The MyMountaineer portal is where students receive information regarding their 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.