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

  • 1,900+ incoming students (fall & spring start) are transfer students each year
  • 7 out of 10 new transfer students come to us from a community college
  • 45% of new transfer students are first-generation students
  • 83% retention rate of transfer students from year 1 to 2 (or graduated)

View our Fall 2022 Infographic to learn more about our transfer students. 

Events - Current Students

Fall Break: October 17  & 18

App Celebrates Transfers
—10/19, 10am—2pm, Outside Belk Library Entrance (Rain Location, Belk Library Lobby)  
Look for our Transfer tent at the library as we celebrate YOU with free donuts & pizza (courtesy of the Library!), highlight transfer statistics, spin to win prizes, and more! 

We're Sweet on Transfers - 10/20, 11am-1pm, Plemmons Student Union, Across from Cascades
Join us for free cookies from Insomnia. Please stop by our table and help us celebrate YOU! 

Tie Dye Party —10/20, 6pm - 8pm  
This week Transfer Tuesday becomes Transfer Thursday! Join the Transfer Student Mentors outside Mountain Laurel Hall to create your own groovy socks or shirt!

Hike on the Parkway - 10/21, 2pm - 5pm
Climb Rough Ridge for your best photo of the year! This is a must for all new transfer students! Transportation provided - register in Engage!

**Stop by Mountain Laurel Hall on Thursday, October 20 (9 - 10am and 3 - 4pm) and Friday, October 21 (9-10am) for FREE fresh baked cinnamon rolls**

Events - Prospective & Admitted Students

We're Celebrating National Transfer Student Week at YOUR NC Community College
Our Transfer Admissions Counselors will be visiting many of our NC community colleges during this week with free food, App State swag, and lots of great information. Check out our complete schedule!

Tour App State!
If you are scheduled to tour App State this week we plan to make it extra special -- all future transfer students will get a free App State t-shirt from our office (John E Thomas Hall, Suite 130) when you are on campus!!

Follow up on Instagram and Facebook @appstatetransfers for social media posts all week long celebrating transfer students!!