If you are transferring to Appalachian, you have probably already been through another orientation on your previous campus. However, Appalachian is a new school for you; you are REQUIRED TO ATTEND a Transfer Orientation (unless you are a second-bachelor's degree-seeking student or a returning student to Appalachian). At our Transfer Orientation, you'll meet with faculty members from your academic interest area, meet with an academic advisor to review your transcript(s) and ensure you have the most appropriate class schedule, and learn the ins-and-outs of our curriculum, policies, and resources.
Orientation is a required program for new undergraduate students. Parents/families are invited (but not required) to attend a Parent/Family Orientation which is held on the same date(s) as the student Orientation program. A separate Parent/Family Registration is required so we can plan appropriately.
Transfer Student Date Options (admitted for **summer or fall 2019):
- May 24, 2019
- May 28, 2019
- June 28, 2019
- *August 14, 2019
*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 24, 2019. Students starting in Summer Session 2 will be directed to register for Orientation on June 28, 2019 (early college or transfer students) but can attend earlier by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to update your date.
NCAA transfer student athletes are asked to register for any session above EXCEPT May 28, 2019.
Additional Transfer Student Programming (optional)
- Register for T-POP (our Transfer Pre-Orientation Program) to help you prepare for Orientation!
- Register for an Admitted Transfer Student Webinar Can't make it to campus for TPOP? Join the Office of Transfer Services in an Admitted Transfer Student Webinar.
- Apply to participate in the transfer 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.