Distance Education at Appalachian State University is committed to providing high-quality, accredited and flexible programs designed to meet the needs of a diverse set of learners, helping build your career and enhance your life.

Appalachian faculty and staff have designed a highly interactive community that connects you to campus, empowers learners and values collaboration between professors and students. As a result, you will be well-equipped to reach your academic goals and immediately apply what you learn in the workplace, all without sacrificing the demands of your everyday life.

Distance Education at Appalachian: Keep your life… Change your future.

Choose your path

Whether you are interested in pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, or want to sharpen personal or professional skills, you’ll find a program that’s just right for you at Appalachian. Earn the skills to change careers, advance in your chosen profession or gain personal insight. Follow the steps below to get you started on your path to a new future.

  1. Find your program  
    Select the program you are interested in attending.
  2. Verify program availability  
    When is the next cohort or program start proposed?  Is it online or in a classroom near you?
  3. Sign up for email updates:
    Undergraduates:  AppConnect
    Graduates:  GradConnect
  4. Review the Admission Requirements for your program  
  5. Review the General Education and Lower-Division Major Requirements for your program, paying close attention to the deadlines. Plan to take courses at your community college or online in time to meet the deadlines.  (Undergraduates only.)
  6. Familiarize yourself with the university’s Transfer Admissions. In addition, utilize the Transfer Equivalency Course Search to evaluate how your coursework completed at other institutions may transfer for credit at Appalachian State University (Undergraduates only).

Apply

All of our Distance Education programs are designed to get you on the fast track to success, with completion of some programs in as little as one year. Applying to Appalachian is the first step to landing the skills you need for a meaningful career.

  1. Start your application
    Undergraduates
    Graduates
  2. Track your application status  
    Log in frequently to ensure your transcripts (and other supporting documents, if needed) have arrived.  
    Undergraduates:  Log in to My App.
    Graduates:  Log in here.
  3. Respond to enroll
    Once accepted, please respond with your intent to enroll.  (Grad only)  
  4. AppState Email
    Set up and use your Appstate.edu email account.

Pay for School

Distance Education at Appalachian offers you the same rigor, faculty and support that has come to define the Mountaineer experience with none of the on-campus fees, which means that you can earn a top-notch degree for less. And if you’re seeking ways to make your education even more affordable, Appalachian has a variety of financial aid options available.

Determine the best option for you.

Register and Start Class

You’ve made a wise investment in your future with Distance Education at Appalachian. Start your classes and put yourself on the path to a brighter future.

  1. Transfer Credit
    Undergraduates:  Has all of your transfer credit been posted?  Have your prerequisites been met?  Chart your progress toward General Education and Lower-Division Major Requirements.  
    Graduates: If you have course credit that you think may apply toward your new program, email your Academic Coordinator.
  2. Register for classes  
    Look up your class schedule and register for classes via Appalnet.  
  3. Course Modules
    Check your Appstate.edu email for instructions for downloading or logging into online course platforms, such as AsULearn or OpenQwaq.  (Varies by course.)
  4. Textbooks  
  5. Student ID Card   

Distance Education: The Same Experience