Spring 2021 Virtual Open House

Welcome to Virtual Open House! We are thrilled you are joining us and we look forward to chatting with you about all things App State. Check out the agenda below to plan your day. If you have any questions, you can jump into the Admissions Zoom Lobby to talk with an admissions team member. 

Admissions Info Sessions & Live Chats

Learn about applying to App, transferring in, or what to do if you've already been admitted! Chat one-on-one with a campus representative if you have additional questions throughout the day. 

Academics

Meet faculty and staff from specific academic departments to learn more about their programs on Zoom at 10:00 a.m. through Academic Adventures. When those session are over, the First Look Fair will appear on this page as a one-stop shop for materials relating to academics and student resource offices. 

Academic Adventures 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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All App State Online (for online, hybrid and off-campus distance learning degree-completion programs)

         Career and Technical Education
         Child Development - Birth through Kindergarten
         Communication Studies
         Communication, Advertising
         Elementary Education
         Management
         Middle Grades Education
         Nursing RN-BSN
         Social Work

Art Department (includes the following programs):

          Art and Visual Culture

          Art Education

          Commercial Photography

          Graphic Communications Management

          Graphic Design

          Studio Art

Communication

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Technology and Building Sciences (passcode: 261251)

Theatre and Dance

Accelerated Admissions Programs 

Some programs enable you to combine undergraduate and graduate coursework to accelerate completion of a master’s degree. You can earn both degrees in five years!

All Hayes School of Music (includes the following programs):

         Music Education

         Music Industry Studies

         Music Therapy

         Music Performance

         Sacred Music concentration

         Music minor/certificate programs

All Reich College of Education (includes the following programs):

         Birth-Kindergarten Education

         Career and Technical Education

         Elementary Education

         Family and Child Studies

         Middle Grades Education

         Special Education

Additional Supporting Services and Programs:

     Scholars wih Diverse Abilities (SDAP) Program

First Look Fair 

Begins at 11:00 a.m.

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Explore App State Online

Can't come to campus? Campus will come to you. App State Online allows you to connect to campus whenever you want from wherever you are. Get a high-quality education that adapts to — and enriches — your lifestyle. With flexible, interactive programs that are regionally accredited and taught by the same faculty who teach on campus, you can create your own success and transform your life. You can learn more about this admisions process in this video! 

Explore the Beaver College of Health Sciences 

Appalachian's Beaver College of Health Sciences opened in 2010 as the result of a strategic university commitment to significantly enhance the health and quality of life for individuals, families and communities in North Carolina and beyond. In 2015, the college was named for an Appalachian alumnus and pioneer in the health care industry — Donald C. Beaver ’62 ’64 of Conover. The college offers nine undergraduate degree programs and seven graduate degree programs, which are organized into six departments: Communication Sciences and Disorders; Health and Exercise Science; Nursing; Nutrition and Health Care Management; Recreation Management and Physical Education; and Social Work.

Explore the College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 16 academic departments, one stand-alone academic program, two centers and one residential college. These units span the humanities and the social, mathematical and natural sciences.

Explore the College of Fine and Applied Arts

Appalachian State University’s College of Fine and Applied Arts is a dynamic and innovative group of seven academic departments, bringing together a variety of perspectives, experiences and real-world education to provide unique opportunities for student success. The college has more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate majors. Its departments are Applied Design, Art, Communication, Military Science and Leadership, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, and Theatre and Dance.  

Explore the Hayes School of Music 

The Hayes School of Music prepares young musicians for professional lives as performers, composers, music educators, music therapists, conductors and music industry professionals, ensuring the next generation of musical leadership for the state, region and nation. Noted for quality instruction by national and internationally recognized faculty musicians, the school offers four undergraduate degree programs and three graduate-level programs.  

Explore the Reich College of Education

Appalachian offers one of the largest undergraduate teacher preparation programs in North Carolina, graduating about 500 teachers a year and enrolling approximately 2,400 students in its bachelor's, master's, education specialist and doctoral degree programs. With so many teacher education graduates working in the state, there is at least one App graduate teaching in every county in North Carolina. 

Explore The Honors College

The Honors College offers an enhanced intellectual experience for the most academically motivated students on campus. The Honors curriculum includes topically focused, interdisciplinary, and discussion-based seminars. It extends to a required international experience, and culminates in an Honors thesis as original research or a creative endeavor.  From the Honors experience, students emerge as lifelong learners well prepared for post-graduate training—leaders of the future.

 

Explore the Walker College of Business

The Walker College of Business delivers transformational educational experiences that prepare and inspire students to be ethical, innovative and engaged business leaders who positively impact our community, both locally and globally. The college places emphasis on international experiences, sustainable business practices, entrepreneurial programs and real-world applications with industry. Enrolling approximately 3,000 undergraduates in 10 majors and 175 graduate students in three master's programs, the Walker College is accredited by AACSB International – the premier global accrediting body for schools of business.

Explore Watauga Residential College

Watauga Residential College is a student and faculty community that fosters creativity, thoughtfulness, and civic engagement through experiential, inquiry-based learning both in and out of the classroom. Watauga students live, share meals, and take classes together in a unique hillside residence hall on campus. Our curriculum and our community create an atmosphere of discovery, fostering awareness and understanding of local issues and of the connections between these and significant global issues. 

Panel Discussions

Get all the unscripted details about App by chatting with current Mountaineers and parents.

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Resource Info Sessions

Read the descriptions of each topic on this agenda.

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Intercultural Student Affairs

Intercultural Student Affairs

  12:30 p.m - 1:00 p.m.

The Honors College

The Honors College

  12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

  12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Watauga Residential College

Watauga Residential College

  1:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. 

Education Abroad

Education Abroad

  1:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Health Professions Advising

Health Professions Advising

  1:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. 

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App State Bookstore

App State Bookstore

Gear up in black and gold! Use code APPSOH21 for 20% off your purchase.

Meet Your Counselor

Meet Your Counselor

There is an admissions counselor is assigned to every prospective student!

Campus Tour Video

Campus Tour Video

Catch a glimpse of the sights and season on our beautiful campus with this short video.

Interactive Campus Map

Interactive Campus Map

Find buildings, residence halls, points of interest and more from campus or home.

Live App Webcams

Live App Webcams

View live webcams around App’s campus to see what it's like in Boone right now!

Social Takeover and Giveaway

Social Takeover and Giveaway

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Our Appalachian Student Ambassadors will be taking over the App State Admissions Instagram today! Follow along to hear from our current students.

Participate in our social media giveaway today to win App gear!

  • Post your photo(s) of where you are attending Open House (on IG, IG stories, Facebook or Twitter) .
  • Follow @appstateadmissions and tag @appstateadmissions.
  • Post must be public.
  • Each photo submission will count as an entry the giveaway. 
  • Winners will be contacted on Monday after the event.

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