How do I transfer to Appalachian?

Reference the chart below based on your student type

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Transfer Admission Criteria

Admission criteria varies based upon the total number of transferable semester hours of college coursework you will have completed by the time you enroll at App State. Meeting these minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee admission.

24 or more hours of transferable credit

  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.25 in all attempted coursework from regionally accredited institutions.
  • Applicants must have earned a C (2.0) or better in coursework in addition to other requirements for it to be considered transferable

Fewer than 24 hours of transferable credit

  • Applicants will be reviewed based on competitive high school GPA and SAT or ACT scores, and all attempted college coursework (2.25 cumulative college GPA required). NC High School Minimum Course Requirements apply if under the age of 21.
  • Applicants must have earned a C (2.0) or better in coursework in addition to other requirements for it to be considered transferable

**Early College students will apply as a First-Year student and may choose how to be reviewed. See more information here.

Transfer Admission Process

  • Transfer applicants should apply to App State via the transfer application. This application is for students who have never attended App State previously.
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  • Plan on applying months in advance of the entry term you intend to start at Appalachian to allow students to apply for scholarships (summer/fall students only) and to find/secure housing.
    Spring Semester Application Dates
    October 15 - Spring Admissions Application Priority Date 
    December 1 - Spring Admission Application Deadline
    Fall/Summer Semester Application Dates
    February 1 - Fall/Summer Admissions Application Priority Date 
    April 1 - Fall/Summer Admission Application Deadline
    **rolling admissions after December 15 & April 1 until the class is full
  • Pay the application fee or submit a completed Official Application Fee Waiver to processing@appstate.edu.
  • Applicants will receive a myMountaineer account login through email to track the status of their application.
  • Remember a completed application includes all official college transcript(s). Official transcripts should be sent to: processing@appstate.edu or Office of Admissions, Appalachian State University, PO Box 32004, Boone, NC 28608-2004.
  • A final high school transcript are required if transferring with less than 24 hours (SAT or ACT test scores are optional).
  • Additional information may be requested after submission of your application. These items will be viewable in your myMountaineer portal. Students progressing through the admission process are encouraged to check their portal often as new information and enrollment steps will be added as you are admitted and you confirm your enrollment.
  • Applicants claiming North Carolina residency must request a residency determination through the Residency Determination Service.
  • Visit Appalachian to make sure it's the right fit! Transfer and App State Online Information Sessions are opportunities to participate in a presentation & tour with representatives from Transfer Admissions and Engagement. Learn more and register

Cost and Aid

  • Visit our Cost and Aid page to understand the expected costs of attending Appalachian. Note that many of our main campus transfer students live off campus and would only pay tuition and fees. Financial aid awards do include housing and meal costs in their estimates. Students receiving financial aid may qualify for a refund (aid award less Appalachian costs that can be used to help pay rental fees and groceries). Refunds usually are awarded a week prior to the start of the semester.  Housing costs for Boone off-campus rentals vary significantly and range between $400-$1000+ per month. Students can research off-campus housing costs through Off-Campus Student Services.
  • Fees differ depending on if a student is completeing a main campus or App State Online program.
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships are available to help make education accessible. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application to start the process; no separate application is necessary. Consideration for scholarships for transfer students with completed admission application begins February 1 and continues until all awards are secured. We offer 150 Academic Excellence Awards, Phi Theta Kappa scholarships for each NCCC PTK chapter, and other additional scholarships for transfer students. Visit our scholarship webpage for more information.