Prospective Students

We are very pleased that you are interested in graduate study at Appalachian State University.

For detailed information on the Graduate School and the graduate application process please visit

The following information is designed to make the application process go as smoothly as possible. As you collect the supporting materials for your application, please keep the following suggestions in mind:

  1. Submit a complete on-line graduate application. Missing documents and supporting materials can cause delays. Admissions committees in graduate programs cannot make final decisions about your application until your application is complete.
  2. Apply early. The volume of applications handled by the Graduate School is so great that processing time may take up to four weeks at the height of the application period. If you are applying to a graduate program that specifies a deadline for applications, please make sure you send in your complete application package well before the deadline. 
  3. Directions for applying can be found at the Graduate School website
  4. Once your on-line application has been processed in the Graduate School, your application will be referred for review to the program to which you are applying. A decision to accept or reject your application will be made by the Admissions Committee in that graduate program, and you will be sent a letter informing you of that committee's decision.

Admissions Questionnaire

A departmental admissions questionnaire must be completed as part of the admissions process. Click on the Admissions Questionnaire link in the left sidebar to access the questionnaire.

Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs