National Transfer Student Week

ntsw_scala_1920_x_1080_px.pngThe 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 out of 4 undergraduate students began App State as a transfer student (5,036 transfer students are enrolled this fall!)
  • 7 out of 10 new transfer students come to us from a community college
  • 52% of new transfer students are first-generation students
  • 84% retention rate of transfer students from year 1 to 2 (or graduated)

View all our Fall 2023 Infographic to learn more about our transfer population. 

Events - Current Students

Fall Break: October 16  & 17

Boone Campus:

App Celebrates Transfers—10/18, 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 biscuits & pizza (courtesy of the Library!), highlight transfer statistics, spin to win prizes, and more! 

We're Sweet on Transfers - 10/19, 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! 

Friends by the Fireside —10/19, 7pm - 9pm  
This week Transfer Tuesday becomes Transfer Thursday! Join the Transfer Student Mentors at the fire pit on Sanford Mall for friends, music, and s'mores!

Hike on the Parkway - 10/20, 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!

Hickory Campus:

App Celebrates Transfers10/19, 1pm - 2pm, Student Commons   
Today we celebrate YOU with pizza, highlight transfer statistics, free App State swag, and more! 

Want to become a Transfer Student Mentor? Applications open Monday, October 16! 

Events - Prospective & Admitted Students

Submit your 2024 App State admission application for FREE anytime from October 16 - 20th in celebration of National Transfer Student Week!

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