Orientation and ERA (Early Registration Advising)

  • Go over the Advising Planner for more information on General Education and degree requirements.  It's a great idea to read through it before you come.
  • All entering students must attend an Orientation session. Be sure to watch your My Mountaineer Portal and App State email for information on when and how to register for a session.
  • Before you come to Orientation you need to complete the Early Registration Advising Course (ERA). This short course explains Appalachian's academic requirements and how to register. Once you have registered for an Orientation session and completed ERA, you will take a quiz. If you score a 70 or better, then you will receive an alternate PIN number via email that will allow you to register when the system opens for incoming students. 
  • Don’t hesitate to go back and review sections of ERA. It is usually necessary to review sections more than once in order to have a more complete understanding of our curriculum.
  • It's essential that you register for at least some classes before Orientation. You will have an opportunity to discuss your choices and adjust your schedule with an Academic Advisor at Orientation. 
  • Log into and review your DegreeWorks page once you are added to it.  
    • New transfer students are added to DegreeWorks once they’re admitted.
    • Other new students are added to Degree Works once they have paid their deposits.
  • Check out the DegreeWorks website for more information about this advising tool.