Meeting General Education Requirements

There are several ways to meet Appalachian's General Education requirements.

From a North Carolina Community College

  • Transfer Core Diploma
  • Associate in Arts (AA) with a grade of “C” or above in ALL of the core coursework
  • Associate in Science (AS) with a grade of “C” or above in ALL of the core coursework

Check out our NCCC Transfer Equivalency General Education Checksheet for detailed information on where specific NCCC courses fit into the AppState General Education program.

Note: Students must apply to graduate at the community college in order for the diploma or degree to be denoted on the transcript. A final transcript needs to be sent to Appalachian with the diploma or degree posted.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Associate in General Education (AGE), and Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degrees do NOT meet Appalachian's General Education requirements.

All Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees from a North Carolina Community College prior to 1997 will require validation by the General Education Office to meet General Education requirements.

From a UNC System 4 Year Institution

  • Completion of the UNC System 4 Year Institution's General Education requirements

Note: Evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Students should communicate with Appalachian's General Education Office at 828.262.2028 or gened@appstate.edu to determine if General Education requirements will be met at Appalachian.

From an Out-of-State Community College

  • Associate in Arts/Associate in Science

Note: Evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Students should communicate with Appalachian's General Education Office at 828.262.2028 or gened@appstate.edu to determine if General Education requirements will be met at Applachian.

Second Degree Seeking Students

  • Bachelor degree from any 4-year accredited institution