FAQs - prospective students

Am I a transfer student?
Appalachian considers you to be a transfer student if you graduated from high school at least one year prior to beginning at Appalachian and if you meet the following criteria:
-  Completed or in progress of completing 30 or more semester hours of transferable coursework at another accredited college/university if minimum course requirements for North Carolina were met in high school.
-  Have at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA on all college work (as computed by Appalachian).

Questions about Applications

When do applications open for Fall, Spring and Summer?
The application for the upcoming year opens on or about August 1st.  Please click here to lean more about admissions.

What are Minimum Course Requirements (MCRs)?
Minimum Course Requirements are established by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina system. MCRs are different, depending on when you graduated from high school. If you are over the age of 24, you may be exempted from meeting MCRs. Find out more here: MCRs

Questions about Registering for Classes

What is the ERA?
Early Registration Advising (ERA) is a 5 Step pre-orientation course for new incoming students that teaches them how to choose and register for their first semester classes at Appalachian State University. New students are required to complete the course, pass the quiz, and begin building their first semester course schedule before coming to Orientation. Find out more here: ERA

Questions about Transfer of Credit

How do I access my credit evaluation?
1.  Login to your Degree Works audit worksheet  by using your Appalachian username and password. (This is only possible if you have been admitted to Appalachian.)
2.  Access your credit evaluation by clicking on “Class History” on the upper right section of your degree audit worksheet.
3.  Carefully review your evaluation and click on “Understanding My Credit Evaluation.” This resource will help you better understand the terminology and types of credit that was awarded.

How does my transfer credit apply towards my degree requirements?
This tutorial will help you better understand your degree audit: Audit Worksheet Tutorial Step by Step (PDF). Note: When you meet with your advisor at Orientation, they can help you make adjustments to your class schedule based on your specific needs and academic interest.  Please note that students are expected to complete ERA and register for classes prior to Orientation.

The Mentors

Mentors Fall 2016

Transfer Student Mentor, Kate Hayes, addressing Transfer Orient

Transfer Mentor, Ashley Newman, addressing Transfer Orientation

Need help?

Check out the resources on the Resources and Help page. Help topics/resources include:

  • Finding a tutor
  • Choosing the right major
  • The Counseling Center
  • Community/Housing resources
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