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Orientation Information for New Students

Welcome to your one-stop shop for learning more about your program, registering for your courses and connecting with a wide range of student resources.

As an App State Online student, you'll have full access to a depth and breadth of university services - including technical assistance, tutoring 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.

I've been accepted! Now what?

Set up your email

This is the official way to communicate with university personnel. Click here for set-up instructions. 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.

Register for classes

  • Check the Academic Calendar for deadlines and when you can register.
  • Watch App State Online's Registration Tutorial below

  • Look for your classes.
  • Register (add or drop courses) through Appalnet Self Service.
  •  Sign up for a live question and answer (Q&A) online session if you have any questions. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the session schedule.

Order Your Textbooks

Find your textbooks via the Appalachian Bookstore. You will be able to find book information approximately one month before the semester begins. Enter your Banner ID and log in with your Appalachian username and password to view and/or order textbooks. You can choose to purchase and have your textbooks mailed to you or you may choose to gather the titles and ISBNs and purchase your textbooks elsewhere.

Pay for classes

  • Visit Student Accounts for costs and payment plans.
  • Financial Aid is available to distance education students who qualify.
  • Access your Student Accounts portal through Appalnet Self Service
  •  Sign up for a live question and answer (Q&A) online session if you have any questions. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the session schedule.

Will I get a student ID card?

Every new student is issued an official student ID card known as the AppCard. Depending on the program you are in, you will be issued either a photo or a photo-less ID. Your card will be mailed to you during your first term of enrollment. Your AppCard has associated benefits such as student discounts as well as on-campus and off-campus library services.

Classes are beginning soon. How do I get started?

  • 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 Services.

What do I need to know about my program?

I require some assistance with my classes.

  • If you are new to App State Online, whether completely online, hybrid or in a site-based program, the Online Learning 101 Orientation provides great resources and recommendations on technology, fitting your program into your life, the online classroom and student servicesstudent in computer lab
  • Need technical support? Live chat with consultants, check computer requirements and download software through IT Support Services.
  • For help with research, access Library services through Appalachian or the UNC system.
  • Contact the University Writing Center's online services for writing assistance.
  • Balancing your life and school an issue? Try these tips.

What are my expectations as an Appalachian State student?


Not finding your classes or having other issues?
Reach out to App State Online for further assistance.

Orientation Question & Answer (Q&A) Online Session