Early College Students

If you are a freshman from a North Carolina Early College high school, you will be prompted to register for one of our Transfer & Early College Orientation 1-Day sessions. You will be directed to specifically planned Early College sessions related to your first-year student needs while getting the same level of class registration support that we provide for our new transfer students. If you prefer to join us for a traditional 2-day First Year Student session, please email orientation@appstate.edu with your 2-Day date preference.

Orientation is a required program for all new students.  Parents register separately.  

Early College Student Date options (admitted for **summer or fall 2018):

  • May 25
  • May 29
  • June 8
  • July 2
  • *August 15

*Students should make every effort to attend an earlier Orientation and reserve the August session for others with exceptional circumstances.

**Students admitted for a summer term must attend Orientation prior to the start of their summer session. Students starting in Summer Session 1 will have to attend Orientation on May 25, 2018. Students starting in Summer Session 2 will be directed to register for Orientation on July 2, 2018 but can attend earlier by emailing orientation@appstate.edu to update your date. 

NCAA early college student athletes are asked to register for any session above EXCEPT June 8, 2018.  

Additional Early College Student Programming (optional)

  • Apply to participate in the Trailhead Academy.  Trailhead Academy is ON-CAMPUS summer leadership program.  
  • Register for First Ascent!  First Ascent is a wilderness orientation program for incoming transfer and incoming first-year students facilitated by Appalachian’s office of Outdoor Programs. This opportunity provides students with challenging experiences that are designed to assist them in finding their place in the Appalachian family.