TSM - Become a Transfer Student Mentor

Transfer Student Mentors (TSMs) work closely with transfer students to help them throughout their transition and college experience at Appalachian and help with Transfer Track tours, lead Transfer Pre-Orientation (T-POP) sessions, support transfer programming, serve as a mentor to new and incoming students, and create a welcoming environment for transfer students at Appalachian.  TSMs develop leadership and mentorship skills through service learning. 

Applicants must:

  • Have transferred to Appalachain State from another college or university
  • Attend weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
  • Mentors average 50 - 80 hours of service per semester
  • Be able to attend ALL trainings and required events (mentor training will occur in April 2020 and a 2-day retreat in August 2020)
  • Mentors help with Orientations scheduled during the summer session
  • Mentors must be available for Orientation and welcome weekend prior to the start of each semester
  • Mentors lead Transfer Track campus tours on Tuesdays and Friday afternoons
  • Exhibit strong leadership potential and experience
  • Be in good academic standing with the University and maintain a GPA average of 2.5 or better (for any first semester student offered a position, the position will be contingent upon first semester grades)
  • Be in good judicial standing with the University

TSM Application

Please click here to complete the TSM application. Thank you for your interest!

Selection process for 2020-2021
Application Opens: January 13th
Application Closes: February 21st
Candidate Social: February 26th
Interviews: March 23rd - 27th
TSM Social: April 8th
Training begins: April 2020
2-Day Retreat: August 9th & 10th

Email questions to huntanarmg@appstate.edu or call 828-262-7441.