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Transfer Admissions and Engagement is located in the John Thomas Building in Suite 130. We are open 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. Please feel free to contact us at 828.262.7877 or by email: 
Transfer Credit and All Other

Transfer Recruitment & Pre-Transfer Advising

Assists future transfer students (Boone campus | Hickory campus | App State Online) through the application process, advises on classes to take at their current institutions, and works closely with our community college partners. Find your assigned counselor.

Involvement & Retention

Helps students who have been admitted prepare, transition, and become involved while also connecting students to academic and personal support services to ensure their success at Appalachian.

TrACE (Transfer Accelerate Complete Engage)

UNC research grant program that provides intentional support to NCCC transfer students with an AA/AS degree to increase graduation rates.


Evaluates coursework for all students seeking to transfer credit from another 2- or 4-year domestic or international institution, military service, or AP / IB / CLEP / Cambridge exams; supports students who would like to pursue a degree through our App State Online cohort-based programs (fully online, hybrid, or face-to-face off-site) in all stages prior to their start at Appalachian, in addition to working closely with the directors of those Appalachian programs; supports special populations (e.g., second degree seekers, nontraditional students).


Oversees and supports Transfer Admissions and Engagement.

Transfer Recruitment & Pre-Transfer Advising

Name Contact

Ruthanne Combs

Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment

Jayne Dowdy

Associate Director of Transfer & Military Recruitment

Amanda Everhart

Coordinator of Transfer Pathway Programs

Emily Heaberlin

Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment

Tyler Martin

Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment

Kim Morton

Director of Transfer Recruitment and Retention

Avery Pitts

Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment

Alejandro Torres

Transfer Recruitment Specialist

Involvement & Retention

Name Contact

Sunny Barboj

Graduate Student Worker

Haley Sumner

Assistant Director of Transfer Transition & Engagement

Ashley Tauscher

Transfer Transition & Engagement Specialist


Name Contact

Michael Brackett

Director of Operations

Ashton Craven

Transfer Operations Specialist

Selena Dollar

Assistant Director of Credit Evaluation

Sara Speed

Associate Director of Operations

Ethan Winkler

Transfer Credit Evaluator

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Joshua Yates

Transfer Credit Evaluator


Name Contact

Nate Weigl

Senior Director

Andrea Winkler

Administrative Assistant


Name Contact

Denise de Ribert

Advisor, TrACE

Kim Van Wei

Kim Van Wie

Director of TrACE