TODAY’S PRESENTATION • Why Appalachian? • Admissions Process • Transferring Credit • Advising Tips • Resources • Transfer Student Panel WHY CHOOSE APPALACHIAN? Breathtaking Location • Elevation: 3,333 ft • Named one of “The Best Small Towns” in America by Outdoor magazine Get out there! • Paddle, hike, bike, backpack, ski/snowboard, rock climb, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway… Outdoor Laboratory for Learning • Deep and lasting relationships in the community GLOBAL LEARNING Faculty-led, short-term programs 52 countries A top ranked university for the number of study-abroad students (Institute of International Education) Semester, summer and yearlong programs 27 countries Alternative Spring Break 9 countries SUSTAINABILITY TrTRANSFER ADMISSION CRITERIA • • • 30 Transferable hours • SAT/ACT scores required with less than 30 hours Minimum GPA 2.25 Earn a C or better in all transferable coursework • Apply after having 12 hours on a transcript for review • Rolling Admission • 2-4 Week Notification Period Applications open in August for next year’s term HOW TO APPLY A Complete Application Includes: Online Application $55 Application Fee Official College Transcripts Official High School Transcripts (if under 21) SAT/ACT Scores Required with less than 30 hours TuTUITION, SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID • • Transfer Merit Based Scholarships scholarships.appstate.edu Financial Aid • Award Letter • Checking for updates OFFICE OF TRANSFER SERVICES Dedicated services and resources for transfer students • • Provide accurate and timely information regarding the transferability of credit, pre-advising and admissions. Continuous support of transfer students. www.transfer.appstate.edu TRANFERRING CREDITS Meeting General Education Requirements NC Community College • • • • • Associate in Arts, Associate in Science Transfer Core Diploma (if in progress by fall 2014) C or better in all core coursework Individual articulated credits/UGETC courses Petition Process (after acceptance) In State Public Four Year • Gen Ed requirements completed at any UNC sister institution are reviewed on individual basis Out of State • Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees are reviewed on an individual basis JUMP START APPALACHIAN • A transfer student support program • Meet current ASU transfer students • Meet faculty • Tour campus Friend “Jump Start Appalachian” on Facebook T-POP (Transfer Pre-Orientation Program) • • Preparation for Orientation Students are still required to attend Orientation session GET INVOLVED! What do you like to do??? Over 300 clubs and organizations! • • • • • • • Academics & Professional • • Club Sport • Fraternity & Sorority • Governing • Honorary • Leadership Multicultural & International • • Political Recreation Religious & Spiritual Residence Life Service Performing Arts Special Interest Transfer Specific • Tau Sigma Honor Society • Transfer Student Organization • College of Business Transfer Student Association RESOURCES • • • • Transfer Residential Learning Communities Transfer Specific Library Resources Learning Assistance Program University Writing Center • • • • • Disability Services Career Services Counseling Center Health Services Advising Transfer Student Mentor Panel Questions? Thank you for visiting us today! Be sure to complete our online survey.