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Flood Watch

A Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for Watauga County effective 1 pm Friday, December 14 until 6 pm Saturday, December 15. This includes Appalachian State University. Excessive rainfall combined with the current snow cover may lead to areas of flooding, especially along creeks and streams. Have multiple ways to receive watch/warning information. Have a plan to move away from rising water. Continue to monitor the National Weather Service or local media for the latest weather forecast.

Posted at 6:17pm on December 13, 2018 via Blackboard Connect.

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.

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.