Kick Off Your Experience!

Next Steps for Admitted Transfer Students  

Virtual sessions for students that have been admitted to App! Learn how to interpret your credit evaluations and other important next steps like finding housing, registering for classes, and much more! Offered Thursdays at 3pm October - November. Schedule to attend now!

Facebook Live Sessions

Join @appstatetransfers on Facebook Live for information and Q&A sessions on the following topics. Can't attend live? You'll be able to view the recorded session afterward on our Facebook page!

Housing  (On & Off Campus) - Monday, February 17 at 3pm EST
Financial Aid - Thursday, March 5 at  1pm EST
Jobs in Boone - Tuesday, April 7 at 2pm EST
Involvement at App - Wednesday, April 22 at 4pm EST

T-POP: Transfer Pre-Orientation Program

T-POP is a day of activities designed to help newly admitted Appalachian transfer students find the answers to all of their questions and prepare for their upcoming Orientation session. A typical day involves sessions on financial aid, transfer of credit, advising and involvement in campus life. We also have a Q&A session with the transfer student mentors.

Participation in this program is completely free! As an incentive to participate in this day-long workshop, Admissions is willing to defer your enrollment "advanced payment" or deposit when you complete your acceptance agreement.

Due to the coronavirus, sessions will be held virtually. The date for Spring 2021 new students is Monday, November 23 - watch your email for your invitiation!

Transfer Orientation

Orientation is required for all students and allows new students to get a feel for campus, meet with an academic advisor and other faculty, and finalize their first semester class schedules. Follow these steps to register for orientation, complete Early Registration Advising, and register for classes.

Welcome Weekend/Activities

Our goal during Welcome Weekend is for you to become more comfortable at Appalachian, to make new friends, to have fun, and to start weaving yourself into the fabric of student life at Appalachian. Welcome Weekend activities serve as an extension of your summer orientation. Take advantage of Welcome Weekend and Welcome to APP events throughout your first semester to ensure a great start at Appalachian! View the schedule on our Welcome website - Keep checking back as new events will be added!

First Ascent

First Ascent is a four-day backpacking adventure in the North Carolina Mountains where small groups of students develop bonds that will last throughout their college experience as they travel, camp, and laugh together through the rugged landscape of the High Country. Students will explore nearby forests, experience unmatched views and find crystal-clear swimming holes just when they need them most. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 and closures to trails and roads managed by the National Forest Service, First Ascent will not run in 2020. For more information or to register visit

Trailhead Experience

Due to Covid-19 Trailhead will not be available for transfer students this year. 


The ASCEND Program is an engaging, intentional, high-impact supplemental orientation program* targeting first time Appalachian State University students from marginalized and historically underrepresented backgrounds. The ASCEND Program is based on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, and establishes a solid foundation for new students to feel a sense of belonging and community, be empowered to succeed with knowledge, connections and resources, and to explore and give back to their new home-away-from-home.