What happens after I'm admitted?
Congratulations on your admission to Appalachian! We are excited that you will be transferring to our institution. Please check your myMountaineer portal regularly as some of the checklist items below will be added after certain steps are completed. Below are your checklist items and some other helpful information to assist you through the transfer process.
____ Credit Evaluation: For transfer and early college students, your official credit evaluation will be completed within two to three weeks of being admitted to the university. You will receive an email from the Office of Transfer Services indicating your credit evaluation is ready to be viewed.
*First year students with transfer credits can review their evaluation within two to three weeks after the advance payment has been received.
____ Pay Advance Deposit: To submit your acceptance agreement and pay your advance payment deposit, log in to your MyMountaineer portal. When you do that, you will officially become a Mountaineer!
____ Set up Email: Set up your Appalachian email. Appalachian uses email as our primary mode of communication with students so be sure you are checking it often!
____ Register for Orientation: This is completed in your MyMountaineer portal. Transfer Orientation is required for all new transfer students and this is when you will work with an advisor to finalize your academic schedule. Transfer Students are also invited to attend Transfer Pre-Orientation Program (T-POP) which supplements the Orientation program with information to prepare you to start your Appalachian journey.
____ Register for Classes: You will complete an Online Early Registration Advising course prior to Orientation which will teach you how to use our web registration system and choose your classes. After completing the course and receiving a PIN through your email you can register for classes. You will meet one-on-one with an advisor during Orientation to discuss your schedule and make adjustments to your class selection if needed.
____ Housing: If you'd like to live on campus you need to apply early for on-campus housing! You can find the housing application on your MyMountaineer portal. Transfer students who have been out of high school for more than a year are not guaranteed on-campus housing and space is awarded on a first come, first serve basis (students who graduate from high school within the past year are required to live on campus). If you plan to live off-campus there are plenty of options. Visit Off Campus Student Services for information and a database of available rental housing.
____ Financial Aid/Scholarships: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline and include App’s school code: 002906A. Visit Financial Aid's website for questions. There are a limited number of transfer scholarships available for new transfer students beginning in the fall (unfortunately there are rarely scholarships available for spring start students). The deadline to apply is March 1 - visit Scholarship's website for the application.
____ Submit final transcripts: If you are currently taking college coursework make sure to send us updated transcripts once new grades are posted. If you are completing an associate degree ensure that your community college has posted the date of graduation on your transcript before sending for us to waive your general education requirements.
____ Parking: Students are able to purchase a parking pass through Parking & Traffic. Choice of parking lot location is dependent on class rank (number of credits we have evaluated). Boone offers a free AppalCart Bus system that many students find convenient.
____ Welcome Weekend: Make sure you plan to be moved in to your housing in Boone in time to take part in Welcome Weekend! Meeting new friends and getting comfortable on campus is key to a successful transfer!
____ Textbooks: Appalachian uses a textbook rental program which is included in your student fees, greatly reducing the costs of textbooks! Students can usually start getting their books a week prior to the beginning of the semester. Learn more!
Still have questions? Feel free to call us in the Office of Transfer Services!