Helping with the Transition to Boone

Transition Tips

Here are some tips to help you with the transition to Appalachian. Also, there are some useful resources listed lower down the page. Be sure to check them out.

Organize a tour

Tours are a great way to get a feel for the campus. We can organize a personlized Jump Start tour for you, and show you where your different classes will be, as well as the best place to get a cup of coffee or a quick snack between classes. You can also organize a tour through the Admissions site We would love to meet you, so don't forget to let us know when you are coming. 

Sign up for the Transfer Pre-Orientation Program

Get a Jump Start on making friends: The Transfer Pre-Orientation Program (T-POP) is a special program of events for transfer students newly admitted to the main Appalachian campus. Dates for our the next T-POP will be posted here and on our Facebook page. You will have the chance to meet other students transferring to Appalachian. You will also have the opportunity to meet some of the important people in student development at Appalachian. Places are limited, so sign up early. For more information, please see the Events and Activities page.

Be in touch

The Jump Start team is here to help you with the transition, so get in touch with us. Get connected: Be successful! We would love to meet you!

If you have any questions about the transition to Appalachian, please feel free to contact our Transfer Student Mentors. The contact page is an easy way to get in touch and to ask questions. The transfer student mentors will be happy to answer your questions, or will be able to point you in the direction of someone who can best give you advice.

Alternatively, contact Matt at

"I would like to thank you for being there in case I need it. Give my regards to the whole team." JC

Need help?

We all know the transition can be difficult. Here are some more resources to help you. Don't forget, we are here for you, so please be in touch if you can't find what you need.

Looking for a tutor or extra help with a class?

The Learning Assistance Program is a great place to start if you need some help with your classes. Here's a direct link to the University Tutoring Services. Remember that many departments offer additional workshops to help you. Ask your professor. If he or she knows you are having difficulty, your professor will often give you advice. If you don't ask... They won't know you're having difficulty!

Is my major the right one for me?

The Career Exploration Office is a great place to discover and explore majors and careers. Get answers to all those difficult questions, such as which major to declare, what can I do with my major etc. It's a free service to students.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center can help in a variety of ways, including individual counseling, group therapy, couples and family counseling, prevention, and the opportunity for outreach and consultation. The Center has Walk-In Clinics each afternoon, or you can contact the Center to make an appointment. Don't forget to take your Appcard!

Community Resources

The local community offers a wide range of services and resources to help community members, including students. These include employment and training resources, food and nutrition resources, health care, housing assistance, legal services and many more. Click Community Resources to get more details and contact information. Check out the Housing Resources for additional help, including emergency shelter.

The Mentors

Mentors Fall 2016

Transfer Student Mentor, Kate Hayes, addressing Transfer Orient

Transfer Mentor, Ashley Newman, addressing Transfer Orientation

The Jump Start Team

transition team

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