Steps for Orientation


Orientation registration and steps are only available for new students starting in spring 2021.  New students admitted for summer or fall 2021 will not be able to register for Orientation until February 1, 2021.  Please check back in early February for dates and registration details.  

1. Register for Orientation.

First you must confirm your enrollment at Appalachian.  To submit your acceptance agreement and pay your $200 deposit, log in to your MyMountaineer portal.  When you do that, you will officially become a Mountaineer!

Click on the Register for Orientation icon to the left.  A confirmation email will be sent to your Appalachian email account; click here to set up that email now if you haven't already.  Parents/families are invited (but not required) to attend a Parent/Family Orientation - they will need to complete a separate Parent/Family Registration.

2. Submit your AppCard Photo.

Submit your AppCard photo now to make sure that your card is ready for pickup when you arrive on campus.  Follow these AppCard photo instructions. Don't forget to use your AppState email to submit your photo!

3. Complete online placement testing (if needed).

Determine if you need to take the online Calculus Readiness, Math, or Language Placement. Make sure to
complete these prior to your Orientation session.

4. Complete Early Registration Advising (ERA).

After you register for Orientation, complete the ERA course on your myApp checklist. The course and quiz are available November 30, 2020 and must be completed prior to attending your Orientation session.

5. Register for classes.

After completing ERA (and passing the quiz at the end!), you will receive an email with registration information including your Registration PIN (personal identification number). You must begin class registration prior to attending Orientation (beginning December 1, 2020 at noon). Don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to access registration support in the ERA process. 

6. Review Paying for College Information

Our Paying for College videos explain how to access and manage your student account, billing and financial aid information.  Please review the videos in sequence.  There will be a Zoom Q&A session during Orientation and these videos must be viewed prior to the Q&A session.  

7. Attend Orientation.

During your required Orientation session, you will have a chance to work with your academic advisor to review and, if necessary, adjust your class schedule.   

Our spring Orientation session will be held online.  Students will still have an opportunity to get to know campus, understand our community expectations and connect with other students in small group sessions.

  • Students will need internet access & a computer or mobile device on their Orientation date.

  • Students will receive an itinerary with appropriate links via your email a few days prior to their scheduled Orientation date.

If you have questions or any concerns about your ability to join us virtually, please contact us at We are here to help.  We look forward to meeting you soon!