Steps for Orientation

1. Register for Orientation.

After you make your advance payment (beginning February 1, 2017), you can register for Orientation at Make sure you have two or three date options in case your first choice is full. The earlier you register the more likely you will get your first choice date (see next page for dates). Please register by May 15 to help us prepare.  The absolute deadline to either have attended or be registered for the August session is July 1.  

Parents/families are invited (but not required) to attend a Parent/Family Orientation which is held on the same date as the student Orientation program.  A separate Parent/Family Registration is required so we can plan appropriately.

2. Complete online placement testing (if needed).

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

3. Complete Early Registration Advising (ERA).

After you register for Orientation, complete the ERA course on your myApp checklist. The course and quiz are available May 2 and must be completed prior to attending your Orientation session. or

4. 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. Don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to access registration support in the ERA process. 

5. Attend Orientation.

During your required on-campus Orientation, you will have a chance to work with your academic advisor to review and, if necessary, adjust your class schedule.  Click on your student type at the top of the page to find a schedule of events and Orientation planning information.  

6. Attend Welcome Weekend! 

Our goal during these events is for you to become more comfortable at Appalachian, make new friends, have fun, and to start weaving yourself into the fabric of student life here at Appalachian. Learn more about Welcome Weekend.