Orientation Information for New Students
If you are new to App State Online, whether completely online, hybrid or in a site-based program, orientation is required. You can attend our self-paced online session, synchronous online orientation, or you can join us for an on-campus session. As an App State Online student, you'll have full access to a depth and breadth of university services - including technical assistance and academic advising - so that you can achieve your academic and professional goals. Whether you are learning online or taking classes at one of our off-campus locations, you'll get the support you need.
- Orientation Steps for all undergraduate students.
- Orientation Dates
Set up your email
This is the official way to communicate with university personnel. Learn more about how to set-up your account. It is essential for your success that you check your App State email regularly.
Get familiar with AppalNet
Use Appalnet Self Service to register, check grades, make payments and access other student information.
Undergraduate students can participate in the textbook rental program. Students’ required digital textbooks will be available via AsULearn on the first day of class. All students are automatically enrolled in the new rental program with the option to opt out. The associated fee is part of your tuition and fees. There is a deadline for opting out each term, so please read the information on the bookstore site carefully.
Graduate students, or undergrads who have opted out of the rental program, can find textbook information via the Appalachian Bookstore approximately one month before the semester begins. Enter your Banner ID and log in with your Appalachian username and password to view textbooks. You will be responsible for acquiring your textbooks by gathering the titles and ISBNs and purchase your textbooks elsewhere.
Pay for classes
Visit Student Accounts for costs and payment plans. Learn how to log into your Student Account and Set up Authorized Users
Financial Aid is available to distance education students who qualify.
Access your Student Accounts portal through Appalnet Self Service.
Visit Residency Determination Service if you are claiming in-state residency regardless of the length of time in North Carolina.
How do I get started when classes start?
Use AsULearn to log in to your online classes, or find your classroom.
Use Zoom for interacting with professors and fellow students.
Check your Appalachian email account for messages from your instructor or other Appalachian staff.
Request accommodations through the Office of Disability Resources.
What do I need to know about my program?
Are you an undergraduate student? Start here.
Are you a graduate student? Start here.
Follow your course path in DegreeWorks.
Check the Career Development Center for counseling, job/internship assistance and more.