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APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY, BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA - ADMISSION

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Appalachian State University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Admissions at the Appalachian State University are offered based on a number of factors other than the academic factors. The university has been moderately selective in offering admissions with an admission rate of 64%.

The Office of Admissions is responsible for managing the Appalachian State University Admissions process and reviewing the applications and rendering admission decisions. The academic test scores obtained by the admitted students of the Fall session of 2018 were:

  • GPA: 3.94–4.48
  • SAT (evidence-based reading and writing and Math): 1120–1290
  • ACT (composite): 23–28

In addition to the academic scores, Appalachian State University focuses on the interest areas of the applicant and how he/she may contribute towards the growth of the University.

  • The university offers over 150 undergraduate as well as graduate degrees.
  • The application fee for undergraduate as well as graduate applications is USD 65. It cannot be refunded or waived.
  • The student-teacher ratio is 16:1 and an average class comprises of around 28 students.
  • International students willing to study in the US will be required to prove their proficiency in English by submitting their standardized test scores.
  • International students must keep track of their visa applications and complete the visa process in time.

Highlights

Application PortalOnline portal
Acceptance Rate69%
Application Fee (Non- Refundable)Undergraduate Application: USD 65
Graduate Application: USD 65
Mode of PaymentCredit Card (Mastercard or Visa)
University TypePublic
Total Number of Students19,280
Retention Rate (Full- time students)- Fall 201887%
Overall graduation rate- Fall 201272%
Academic CalendarSemester- based
Intake SessionsFall/ Spring/ Summer
Financial AidScholarships/ Loans/ Grants/ Work-study
Work ExperienceRequired for some courses

Appalachian State University Admission Deadlines

The application deadlines for Appalachian State University first-year and graduate admissions are tabulated below:

TypeDeadline
First-years (undergraduates)November 1 and February 1
GraduateSpring: July 1
Summer or Fall: February 1

Appalachian State University International Student Admissions

There are several additional requirements for the international students along with the general requirements which are the same as the applicants belonging to United States.

Application Portal: The undergraduate international students will be required to apply through the International Student Application portal while graduate students can apply through the regular graduate application.

Application Fee: Undergraduate Application: USD 65

Graduate Application: USD 65

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Official transcripts of all the educational institutions attended previously.
    If the transcripts are not in English then they have to be submitted along with an English translation.
  • SAT/ACT scores are required for candidates who belong to the English speaking nations.
  • English proficiency test scores are required for international applicants belonging to countries whose first language is not English.
  • Financial statement and recent bank statement.
  • Copy of passport.
  • There are various specific departmental requirements as well which include interviews or portfolios.

The graduate admission material can be mailed at the given address:

School of Graduate Studies
287 Rivers Street, Room 232
Boone, NC 28608

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

All the international applicants who have not received education in the United States of America or other English speaking nations need to prove their proficiency in English by submitting their TOEFL, IELTS, or other scores. The minimum requirements for admission in different undergraduate courses are given below.

TestMinimum Requirement
Test of English as a Foreign Language – Internet-based test (TOEFL- iBT)78
IELTS6.0
Duolingo Test score100
SAT500
ACT20

The minimum requirements for admission in different graduate courses are given below.

TestMinimum Requirement
Test of English as a Foreign Language- Internet-based test (TOEFL- iBT)79
IELTS6.5

Visa Process for International Students

  • The International students planning to study at the university must apply for a student visa to study in the USA once the application letter has been issued to them.
  • The selected applicants will be issued the I- 20 form from Appalachian State University. The applicants are required to submit the following documents in order to obtain the I- 20 form
  • Passport
  • Financial statement
  • After completing the I- 20, applicants have to pay the SEVIS I- 901 fees.
  • Apply for a visa by completing the DS- 160 visa application.
  • Documents required for completing the DS- 160 visa application are:
    • Passport
    • Travel itinerary
    • Photographs
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • International travel history
    • Letter of admission and invitation obtained from the college
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview by consulting the US embassy in your country.

Appalachian State University Undergraduate General Admissions

Appalachian State University offers many undergraduate courses. programs are offered in fields like Accounting, Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Journalism, English, Computer Science, Geography, History, Mathematics, Physics, Nursing, etc. Each course has specific admission requirements. However, the basic requirements for admission are the same for both the courses.

Where to Apply: International Student Application Portal

Application Fee: USD 65

Admission Requirements: The following documents have to be provided by the applicants at the time of admission:

  • Secondary school qualification or High school diploma or equivalent
  • Transcripts of all academic institutions attended previously.
  • Curriculum Vitae and Personal Statement are also recommended but are not a necessity.
  • International students need to prove English language proficiency by submitting their English Language Proficiency Test scores.
    • TOEFL Code: 5010
  • Specific courses have extra requirements which include portfolios etc.

Appalachian State University Graduate General Admissions

Appalachian State University offers over 70 master’s degrees and graduate certificates which include (MS) Computer Science, (MA) Educational Media, (MA) English, (MA) History, (MA) Mathematics, (MA) Psychology, Masters in Public Administration, etc. Each course has specific admission requirements. However, the basic requirements for admission are the same for most of the courses.

CourseApplication PortalDeadlineApplication fee (non- refundable)Academic RequirementsEnglish Language Requirements
Accounting: Master of Science (MS)Graduate Application PortalSpring: November 1
Fall: July 1
USD 65UG degree; Transcripts of all the educational institutions attended previously
Minimum required GPA is 3.0; 3 Letters of Recommendation; Resume; GMAT score
TOEFL- iBT: 79
IELTS: 6.5
English: Master of Arts (MA)Graduate Application PortalSpring: November 1
Fall: April 1
USD 65UG degree; Official transcripts of colleges and universities attended previously
Minimum required GPA is 3.0; Resume; Writing sample; Letter of intent; GRE scores
TOEFL- iBT: 79
IELTS: 6.5
Geography: Master of Arts (MA)Graduate Application PortalSpring: November 1
Fall: April 1
USD 65UG degree; Official transcripts of colleges and universities attended previously
Minimum required GPA is 3.0; 3 recommendation letters; Resume
Letter of intent; GRE scores
TOEFL- iBT: 79
IELTS: 6.5
Business Administration (MBA)Graduate Application PortalSpring: November 1
Fall: July 1
USD 65UG degree; Official transcripts of colleges and universities attended previously
Resume; GMAT or GRE scores; 3 letters of recommendation
TOEFL- iBT: 79
IELTS: 6.5
Political Science: Master of Arts (MA)Graduate Application PortalSpring: November 1
Fall: July 1
USD 65UG degree; Official transcripts of colleges and universities attended previously;
Minimum required GPA is 3.0; 3 recommendation letters
Essay; Resume’ GRE score
TOEFL- iBT: 79
IELTS: 6.5

With around 1,627 out- of state students, the university has a representation of various ethnic and diverse groups on campus. the university has a selective admission policy with an acceptance rate of 69%. Students are recommended to apply before the deadline and submit all the required as well as recommended admission material in order to increase their chances of getting admission. However, reaching the admission criteria does not guarantee admission and all the applications are viewed comparatively with respect to the present application pool.

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