Bridge to Appalachian
Bridge to Appalachian provides an avenue for student learning and support so students are able to obtain a bachelor's degree at Appalachian State University. North Carolina high school students who were denied admissions as a first-year student and opt-in to participate will attend a North Carolina community college for one year and will be provided a university admission and pre-transfer advisor to help with course selection at the community college and transition to the university. The program’s commitment is to enhance student success by providing a transfer pathway that will improve student learning and build community.
- Dedicated advising from Appalachian's Associate Director of Transfer Advising
- Guaranteed admission to Appalachian when transfer requirements are met
- Invitation to special webinars, events, and newsletters designed to help students successfully transfer to and succeed at Appalachian
- Required particiaption in learning community during first year at Appalchian to foster relationship building and campus engagement
Who is Eligible?
- Recent North Carolina high school graduates
- Student ineligible for first-year admission under regular admission standards but still demonstrate the potential to complete a degree in higher education
How to Apply
- Students are identifed at the time of university application and are invited to paticipate in the program at the time an admission decision is made available
- Students will be provided an electronic form to opt-in to the program
Participating Student Responsibilities
- Paricipating students will attend a North Carolina community college for one year
- Complete at least 24 new transfer hours (previously completed dual enrollment or early college courses do not count in the 24 hours)
- Achieve a minimum cumulative 2.25 GPA, as required for transfer admission.
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