Spring 2022 Current ASU Student

We in the Honors College welcome applications from current Appalachian State students.  Please note: we have modified our procedures for Spring 2022 admission.

Application

To apply to the Honors College for admission for the Spring 2022 semester, ASU students must fill out this form indicating their intention to apply and select one of the following dates/times to attend one of four Virtual Applicant Orientation sessions with Dr. Angela Mead:

  • Tuesday, November 9 at 11 am
  • Wednesday, November 10 at 12 noon
  • Friday, November 12 at 4 pm
  • Monday, November 15 at 11 am
  • Friday, November 19 at 2 pm
  • Monday, Nov. 22 at 2 pm
  • Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 3 pm

All Virtual Applicant Orientations will be held via Zoom and the link will be provided the day in advance of the meeting via email.

After completing a Zoom applicant orientation session with  Dr. Angela Mead, current ASU students will be sent a copy of the Google Document application form, and encouraged to apply. Completed applications must include:

(1) the following applicant information:

  • last name,
  • first name,
  • middle name,
  • preferred name,
  • preferred pronouns,
  • AppState Email address,
  • permanent address,
  • phone number,
  • intended graduation semester from Appalachian, and
  • intended major(s) and minor(s)

(2) response to the application essay (prompt will be provided after you attend an orientation session within the Google Document application form)

(3) an informal copy of your ASU transcript, and

(4) the following information for two Appalachian faculty instructors willing to write you short recommendations:

  • full name,
  • titles (professor, Dr., director, etc.),
  • institution (Appalachian State),
  • academic department, and
  • email address (please proofread 3 times!)

Please note:  Dean Jeff Vahlbusch will reach out to your two references to ask for a short email recommendation.

Eligibility

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 is required for admission to the Honors College.
  • Current ASU students may apply to join the Honors College if they will have completed 45 or fewer semester hours prior to joining the Honors College. We encourage students who have more than 45 semester hours by Spring 2022 to consider pursuing Honors at Appalachian through one of our many departmental or academic college Honors programs. Most students who have joined the Honors College with more than 45 hours have encountered difficulties in completing all Honors College requirements, including 24 credits of Honors courses or experiences, our international education requirement, and the Honors College thesis. To explore possible exceptions, please reach out via email to Dean Jeff Vahlbusch.

Criteria for Evaluation

  • Academic standing and potential, as shown by: (a) cumulative GPA, and (b) two Appalachian faculty instructors who can speak to the student's academic performance.
  • The applicant’s understanding of, motivation for, and commitment to achieving an Honors College education at Appalachian (including Honors coursework, an international experience, and an Honors College Thesis), as demonstrated especially in the application essay.
  • The applicant’s commitment to contributing to Honors College culture and community through participation and leadership.
  • The feasibility of completion.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Virtual Applicant Orientations for Spring 2022 admissions. Fill out this form and select one of these dates/times:

  • Tuesday, November 9 at 11 am
  • Wednesday, November 10 at 12 noon
  • Friday, November 12 at 4 pm
  • Monday, November 15 at 11 am
  • Friday, November 19 at 2 pm
  • Monday, November 22 at 2 pm
  • Tuesday, November 23 at 3 pm

All Virtual Applicant Orientations will be held via Zoom and the link will be provided the day in advance of the meeting via email.

Application Deadline:

  • Spring 2022 admissions:  Monday, November 29, 2021

Unfortunately, applications cannot typically be accepted after the deadline for any given semester.

We will make final admissions decisions for Spring 2022 as soon as possible after grade reporting for the Fall 2021 semester is complete and no later than the first day of classes, Spring 2022 semester.

Other

Special Information for Students from Community Colleges

For information or with questions about transfer applications to the Honors College, click here or contact: honors@appstate.edu