"APP"essential Info!

Here are some helpful resources to get you started as a Mountaineer!

Transfer Student Mentors

Have questions about becoming a Mountaineer and want to hear the answers from a current student? Transfer Student Mentors can answer questions, help you navigate once you arrive on campus, assist you with ways to get involved or just meet for coffee and conversation. They are available online or in-person. Check out our Transfer Student Mentors and feel free to contact them!

Faculty Transfer Mentors 

Faculty Transfer Mentors develop supportive, academic relationships with new and current transfer students by providing help in understanding their curriculum and the student's remaining coursework as well as offering guidance, support, and referrals to campus resources.  


  • Appalachian utilizes a Gmail platform for all faculty and student accounts. 
  • If you already have a Gmail account:
    • Go to Password Manager to reset your password
    • Enter your username 
    • Then your old password or the alternate authentication on the next page
    • Select a new password and submit
    • Then go straight to gmail.com. Our email is on a gmail platform now. 
    • Enter your email address - smithge2@appstate.edu (if you already have a gmail account you may have to click "Add Account;" typically associated with your picture in the upper right corner)
    • Enter your email address
    • Enter your newly created password.


Having an AppCard is all you need to identify yourself as a member of the Appalachian State University community.


Find more information about parking on campus here. After 7pm and on weekends, the gates are lifted to restricted parking areas and students, faculty, staff and the public can park in those lots. Always be mindful of signage, as events and other circumstances can change, and some spaces remain restricted at all times.


For students living off campus who don't want the expense of a parking pass, AppalCart is a great FREE alternative. Look under the tab for Routes and Schedules for detailed maps, route summaries, and football route information. Students are also encouraged to download their app to track when your bus will arrive. 

Campus Map

Need help finding your way around campus? Utilize the interactive campus map so you never get lost!

Financial Aid

Transfer students often have questions about Financial Aid and are strongly encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid directly. Here are some guides to help you:

Checking Outstanding Finacial Aid Requirements through AppalNet
How to Access Your Financial Aid Messages
How to View and Take Action on Your Financial Aid Award Through AppalNet
How to View Your Student Account Balance
Schedule Cancellation Status