New Students

Next steps for confirmed students who have registered for Orientation

As a new student, we know you're ready to start planning your academic journey to App State. After you have confirmed your enrollment, paid your deposit, and registered for Orientation, complete the Advising Steps below to prepare for class registration and your advising appointment.

Advising Steps

1. Verify Your Intended Major

Check DegreeWorks to verify your intended majorIf you want to change your intended major, email

2. Complete Placement Testing (if needed)

Placement testing is available for Math*, Calculus, Writing and Language

Determine if you need to take placement tests and complete the appropriate tests prior to registering for classes.

*If you scored at least a 550 on SAT Math or a 22 on ACT Math, you do not need to take the Math Placement test but be sure that you have submitted your test scores to App State to meet this condition.

3. Submit test scores and transcripts

Check DegreeWorks to ensure that all your credits have been received.

4. Update Courses in Progress

If you are currently enrolled in a college-level course or have completed any college coursework previously, make sure it is listed as "in progress" in DegreeWorks.

5. Review Registration Worksheets and Advising Planner

Registration Worksheets are designed to help first-year students with little to no transfer credit build their first-semester class schedule.

The Mountaineer Advising Planner is a supplemental resource designed to acquaint you with the academic policies and campus resources, as well as to assist you in planning your semesters at Appalachian, both in and out of the classroom.

6. Complete PREP, Register for Classes and Meet with an Academic Advisor

Once you have completed the Advising Steps you will be ready for PREP (Pre-Registration), a series of online modules that will explain App State's academic requirements and processes. Plan to spend 1-2 hours completing PREP.

After you have completed PREP and registered for classes, you will receive an email to schedule a required New Student Advising appointment.

I'm ready for PREP!