PREP (Pre-Registration Engagement Project)

PREP (Pre-Registration Engagement Project) is a series of online modules that will explain Appalachian's academic requirements and processes.

The PREP online modules will teach you:

  • how to use our online course registration system
  • how to determine what classes you should take in your first-semester based on your unique intended major
  • how to understand transfer credit, test scores and more.

You must complete these modules and register for classes before scheduling your required advising appointment. Questions? Email

PREP (Pre-Registration) opens May 5, 2023.

PREP Steps

1. Register for Orientation

You must be registered for Orientation before you can access the Pre-Registration (PREP) modules.

2. Complete all PREP modules

Log in to your MyMountaineer portal to access the Enrollment Checklist that includes a link to the PREP modules. PREP (Pre-Registration) opens May 5 and must be completed before you can register for classes. You may want to review modules more than once in order to have a more complete understanding of the material.

When you pass the quiz at the end, you will be emailed a PIN for class registration. PINs will not be emailed until class registration opens for new students.

3. Check App State email for Registration PIN

Once you pass the PREP quiz, you will receive a PIN number via your App State email that will allow you to register when the system opens for incoming students. PINs will be emailed on May 8 before class registration opens at noon for new students. Note: If you complete PREP after noon on May 8th, you will need to wait 15 minutes to receive the email with your PIN. 

4. Register for classes

Beginning May 8, students who have completed PREP by passing the quiz at the end, can begin class registration. You must register for classes before you can sign up for an advising appointment.

Don't worry, you will have a chance to review and adjust your schedule when you meet with an advisor. However, you should attempt to complete as much of your schedule as possible prior to this meeting.

To be considered a full-time student you must register for at least 12 credit hours. Students are encouraged to take 15-17 credit hours each semester to stay on track for graduation.

5. Meet with an Academic Advisor

Once you have completed PREP and registered for classes, you will receive an email to schedule a required New Student Advising appointment*. New Student Advising appointments are conducted via Zoom and provide you an opportunity to review and adjust your class schedule as needed. Advising meetings will happen May 8 - August 1, 2023.

Please note it may take 1-2 days after you start class registration to receive your email to make your advising appointment.

*Check your App State email daily to sign up for your advising appointment as soon as you are invited.