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

  • 1,500+ incoming students (fall & spring start) are transfer students each year
  • 70% come to us from a community college
  • 47% of new transfer students are first-generation students
  • 85% retention rate of transfer students from year 1 to 2

View additional data information about our transfer students


Your Transfer Story—10/21, 10am—2pm, Calloway Peak (Plemmons Student Union)  
We want to share your story with the App campus to highlight the transfer journey. Stop by to complete a story book, enter to win prizes, and connect with other transfer students.

Faculty & Staff Workshop - Talking Transfers—10/22, 11am - 12:15pm OR 12:30 - 1:45pm, Tater Hill (Plemmons Student Union)
Faculty & Staff are invited to learn more about our transfer student population, how to welcome this population in your classroom, and hear from current transfer students about their experience transferring to Appalachian. Register at

Tau Sigma Trivia Night—10/22, 8:30pm, River Street Ale House 
Join the Tau Sigma Honor Society for Trivia Night! Socialize, compete in trivia, and have a blast! Tau Sigma will purchase pizza at 8:30pm for the first 20 transfer student attendees—trivia starts at 9pm. All ages welcome!

App Celebrates Transfers—10/23, 10am—2pm, Belk Library Main Floor  
Look for our Transfer Services tent in the library as we celebrate YOU with free donuts & pizza (courtesy of the Library!), highlight transfer statistics, spin to win prizes, and a photo booth!

Transfer Student Mentor Interest Meeting - 10/23, 6-7pm, Whitewater Lounge (Plemmons Student Union)
Learn more about the rewards (intrinsic and extrinsic) of becoming a Transfer Student Mentor as well as the application process.

Pop-Up Transfer Student Center—10/24, 10am—2pm, Linville Falls (Plemmons Student Union)  
Visit our Pop Up Center to relax and socialize with other transfer students, study, eat snacks, talk to Transfer Student Mentors & Transfer Services Staff, and connect with some of our campus partners (Counseling Center—10am-11am; Study Abroad Opportunities 11am-12pm; Career Development 12pm—1pm; and Student Learning Center/Study Strategies 1pm-2pm). 

Facebook Live: What to Expect as a Transfer - 10/24, 12:30pm, Facebook (
Newly admitted or prospective students can tune in for a FB Live filmed at out Pop-Up Transfer Student Center to learn more about what to expect coming to Appalachian as a transfer student. What are your next steps? What will you experience as you arrive at App and through your first few weeks? Tune in for answers and to ask your own questions!

Scarowinds with the Transfer Student Organization—10/26  
Wind down Transfer Week with a trip to Scarowinds! Great group rates makes this affordable fun! For more info/to sign up click here.