National Transfer Student Week


The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) has declared the third week of October as National Transfer Student Week. This week allows us to celebrate transfer students and their advocates who help(ed) them navigate the transition from one institution to another.

App State Transfers Data Snapshot

  • 1/3 of our incoming students (fall/spring) are transfer students
  • 70% come to us from a community college
  • 40% of new transfer students are first-generation students
  • 86% retention rate of transfer students from year 1 to 2

View additional data information about our transfer students.


Transfer Social, Tuesday, October 16 at 5pm, Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Join fellow transfer students at AMB! All ages welcome.

App Celebrates Transfer Students!, Wednesday, October 17, 10am-2pm, Grandfather Mountain Ballroom
Drop in for some free food, a photo booth, App swag, fun and games! Both students and faculty/staff who transferred are invited!

Morning Jolt, Thursday, October 18, 9-11am, Attic Window
Wind down National Transfer Student Week by stopping by for free coffee & pastries.