Spring Admission

Congratulations on your spring admission to App State!

What’s next? 

  • Connect with us! We understand a spring admission offer can come with many questions. Join us for a Spring Admitted Student Session and connect with your counselor during a one-on-one to discuss your questions.
  • Your first step is to accept your spring offer by August 1 in your MyMountaineer Portal.

  • If you accept your offer, you will need to confirm your enrollment between August 15 and October 1 to maintain your spot in the spring class.

  • After confirming your spring enrollment, you will receive an email asking if you have chosen to enroll at a college for the fall semester. Complete this, and if your plans change, keep us informed.

  • Although it is not a requirement, we recommend that you stay on track to gaining your bachelor’s degree by enrolling at a local community college during the fall semester. Review our transition advice to make sure that each course you take counts towards your major at Appalachian. It is expected that you complete your fall semester in good academic standing to maintain your admission for spring.

  • Continue to check your MyMountaineer portal for the most up-to-date information on your application. Once you confirmed your enrollment, you’ll have enrollment steps posted throughout the fall to prepare you for spring at Appalachian. These include but are not limited to fall transcripts, medical forms, immunization information, orientation, housing, etc.



Spring Admission Information Session

Spring Admission Information Session

Spring 2021 Admitted Student Session


Join us to learn more about what your spring admissions offer to App State means, how to prepare and what to expect for the fall. The information session includes a brief presentation and a Q&A session with an admissions counselor, followed by one-on-one discussions, if needed.

Schedule a One-on-One

Schedule a One-on-One

Schedule your video chat today!


Whether you have confirmed your enrollment, are still weighing your options or are just starting your college search, these video chats are your opportunity to learn more about Appalachian State.

Admissions Zoom Chat

Admissions Zoom Chat

Chat with Admissions!


Drop-in to our virtual lobby and visit with the admissions team Monday-Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm. Someone will be available to answer your questions - no appointments necessary!

Spring offer questions: I applied for fall but was offered a place in the following spring class.

No, accepting your spring offer does not increase your chances of being admitted for the fall. Fall offers are made based on space availability.

Unless you withdraw your application, our committee will continue to consider your application for fall, should space become available.

No, there is no need to reapply. You will see an additional application created (switch tabs in the top-right corner of your MyMountaineer portal) in mid to late August.

View the academic calendar to find the semester start dates. Spring classes  begin early January and Fall classes begin in mid-August.

You can indicate your interest in attending Appalachian in the spring by completing the response form in your MyMountaineer portal by August 1, 2020. In August, after you indicate your interest in attending Appalachian, we will mail you your official acceptance packet.

Requests for deferred enrollment will be considered on a case by case basis. Deferrals are commonly approved for situations such as military service, gap year experiences, or medical reasons.

While not required, we encourage you to start or continue your education prior to enrolling at Appalachian. You can transfer from another four-year institution or a community college. Wherever you choose to attend, apply early to make sure you have the best selection of courses. Refer to our transition advice document for guidance on selecting courses.

If you choose to enroll at another institution, be sure to successfully complete your college courses with a C or better, and have your official final transcript sent to Appalachian as soon as the semester ends. We will need your final transcript before Orientation.

Transition Advice 

Yes, Appalachian accepts a variety of credit by exam from Advanced Placement, IB, CLEP and Cambridge. Be sure to send your official test score information to Appalachian, in order for the appropriate transfer credit to be applied to your record. This credit is used during your advising sessions prior to your registering for classes in January. If you have questions about how this credit might affect any courses that you choose to take in the fall, please contact the Office of Transfer Services.

Unfortunately, you are no longer being considered for signature scholarships but may still qualify for financial aid via completing the FAFSA. At times, we do have scholarships available to students beginning in the spring term and will notify you if any of these become available for application.

If you change your mind, reach out to your admissions counselor to request that we reinstate your application. Requests are considered based on space availability.

To apply for financial aid, complete a 2020-21 FAFSA at studentaid.gov. If you have already done your 2020-21 FAFSA, be sure to add Appalachian's school code (002906). 

Some forms of financial aid are offered on a first come first serve basis, so please submit your FAFSA as soon as possible. 

You will be notified when your financial aid is available in Appalnet. Once available, check the Financial Aid tab on your portal and your App State email at least once a week. If we need any additional information, we will reach out to you there.

Spring financial aid offers will be made in late September. Until then, one of our financial aid counselors may be able to help you estimate your financial aid offer, just reach out to us by phone (828-262-2190) or email (financialaid@appstate.edu).  We would be happy to schedule a virtual meeting!

Typically spring semester bills are available mid-November. After bills have been generated, email notifications will be sent to student ASU email addresses and authorized user email addresses available in the New Billing and Payments Center by Touchnet.

  • The application for spring housing (click on the Spring Housing tab) is available beginning September 1.

  • Housing preferences are not available in the spring due to the limited spaces available.

  • Housing is required and guaranteed in the spring semester for first-year students and all transfer students less than one year out of high school so take care not to sign a lease lasting beyond classes starting at Appalachian in January.

Upon reopening from COVID-19 closures, we will immediately begin working to send official acceptance packets.

Enrollment deposits will open up by August 15 for those who accept the offer to attend for spring and the deadline to confirm is October 1.

Official transcripts should be submitted as soon as they are available, over the summer for high school and at the end of the term/semester for college/university.

New student Orientation is a time when you will be given information about Appalachian's academic requirements, general education courses, and many useful resources to help you become a knowledgeable and successful student. You will have time to learn more about your major or begin the process of exploring majors. Orientation is a required program for new undergraduate students. Students will attend spring orientation in early January.

As soon as you complete early registration advising (ERA), you will be able to register for your courses at Appalachian. ERA opens in the mid-November and class registration begins in the first week of December.

At this time, Appalachian is unable to offer you admission for fall from our wait list. Because of your impressive credentials, you have been selected for admission to Appalachian beginning spring!

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Have questions? We’re here to help. Our admissions counselors are just a call, text or email away!