Online & Transfer Services Events & Programming: We plan and provide events designed to help transfer students engage and connect to other students, learn about Appalachian resources, and become part of the campus community. Visit our Engage site for upcoming events! (**Note, due to covid we may be planning and/or change events based on social distancing recommendations at the time of the event)
Transfer Student Organization (TSO): TSO is open to all transfer students. Besides regular club meetings, past events include a trip to Biltmore, heading to a football game together, cornmaze and Halloween party, and hiking trips. Meetings are held twice a month. Come out and meet other students in a fun low-stress environment. Visit their TSO Engage Page or TSO Facebook Page for more information.
Tau Sigma Transfer Honor Society: Tau Sigma recognizes and promotes academic excellence among Appalachian transfer students. Membership in this national honor society is extended to transfer students who brought in at least one full years' academic credits and who achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher after their first semester (full-time students only) at App State. Visit the Tau Sigma Engage Page for more information.
Student Veterans Association: Assists all student veterans (both actively serving and separated/retired) transition to students life through advocacy, communication/networks sharing, special counsel, and open forums. Visit their webpage or Engage for more information.
Walker College of Business Transfer Club: Connects transfer students majoring in business to academic and social resources available to them in the College of Business. Visit their Engage Page for more information.
Non-Traditional Student Support: Connect with other students who arrive at App and are 25 years old or older, married, with dependents, or as a veteran/active duty. Visit our page for more information.
Engage: Engage is Appalachian’s one-stop campus connector to leadership and involvement. Explore our 450+ clubs and organizations and find out when campus events and club meetings are occurring. See a club you like, click “join now”, and be notified of their upcoming events and activities! Log in today!
Support & Resources
Online & Transfer Services: Our office is the go-to place for questions you may have as well as support, events, and retention efforts for transfer students. We are available in person, via email, or the phone. We provide referrals, advice, and caring people to talk to.
Transfer Scoop: During the fall and spring semesters transfer students will receive a weekly email newsletter, the Transfer Scoop, full of important dates and information, events, and transfer tips. Archived copies of Transfer Scoop are located on our Engage page.
Transfer Success 101: Many transfer students bring in over 30 credits from another college and may not be required to take UCO 1200 (First-Year Seminar) but there are still key transitional and academic success skills that we want to be sure you know. In addition, becoming familiar with AsULearn (Appalachian’s online class management system - similar to Blackboard, D2L, or Moodle) is essential. To help, we’ve developed Transfer Success 101, a non-credit, online resource for transfer students. Enroll today by following this link and clicking the enroll link. You can refer back to this resource at any time throughout your education at Appalachian.
Transfer Student Mentors: One of the success stories of helping transfer students is the students themselves. The Transfer Student Mentors (TSMs) are a group of transfer students who have successfully transferred to Appalachian. They assist incoming transfer students by providing information and helping students get connected with the Appalachian campus.
Faculty Transfer Mentors: Faculty Transfer Mentors develop supportive, academic relationships with prospective and new Appalachian transfer students. Faculty mentors will provide help in understanding the curriculum and the student’s remaining required coursework as well as provide guidance, support, and referral to resources that will benefit new students in a new environment.
Belk Library Transfer Resource: The Library provides transfer students with a specific transfer library guide to assist you in your academic pursuits at App State. Students can schedule a RAP (Research Advisory Program) session where librarians provide one-on-one, in-depth research assistance. An online video on Library Orientation for Transfer Students is available to get you started. Belk Library also has subject specific librarians to help you with your research.
Leadership Training: Student Engagement and Leadership hosts numerous leadership development opportunities. One, Emerging Leaders, has it's own track for new transfer students. Emerging Leaders is a ten week experience designed for students interested in personal grownth and leadership development. For more information visit the Emerging Leaders website.
Appalachian provides many resources to help students succeed. If there is a resource not listed please reach out to the Office of Transfer Services and we will try to help you locate the support you need.
Glossary of Higher Ed Terms: Higher Education is full of unique terms and App State certainly has its fair share. Some terms make sense or can be figured out rather easily. Other terms are more confusing, even if you have been through the college-going experience previously at another school or witnessed it through the eyes of a family member. This App State-specific Glossary of Higher Ed Terms is intended to help demystify your experience.
Petitioning for Equivalent Credit
A student may petition to have any course designated as Elective credit equated to a specific App State course, by initiating the Transfer Coursework Petition process.
Students can request to take courses away from Appalachian through the Visiting Coursework request. Failure to request prior permission may result in the course(s) not being accepted.
Appalachian State University degree seeking students may register for online courses offered through other UNC Campuses via the University of North Carolina Online website. Students must be approved by the home and host institutions to participate in the program and can begin the approval process by registering for the desired course(s) through the UNC Online site.