Additional Information on the Application Process

A complete application for Accelerated Admission requires:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you've completed coursework during the past five years along with official transcripts from any schools from which you've earned a degree (other than Appalachian).
  • Three submitted references
  • Paid Application Fee
  • Your Residency Classification Number (RCN)* - If you are claiming NC residency, then you will also be required to go through the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS) for this.
  • Supplemental uploads (personal statement, writing sample, etc.) or completion of addtional questions within the application as required by your proposed graduate degree program

*North Carolina Residency Determination:
Your RCN assigned through the RDS is valid for 15 months. If you have previously been issued an RCN or if your RCN expires prior to your full admission and enrollment as a new graduate degree student, you will be required to go through the RDS again to be re-evaluated for residency. In an effort to minimize the need for re-evaluations, the Accelerated Admissions application will not be opened more than 15 months prior to the term start date.

Test Scores:
You will not be required to submit official test scores for your application; however,  test scores are highly recommended if you anticipate attaining an undergraduate GPA greater than 3.6 and want to be considered for graduate fellowships, which do require GRE or GMAT test scores. Test scores can be submitted at any time prior to March 10th of the year of your proposed admission term for the graduate degree program.

Your test scores will be waived with submission of your online Accelerated Admissions application, application fee payment, and the receipt of all other required materials (references, personal statement, etc.). Your application must be complete with the exception of test scores before you will have the scores waived and your application released to the program for review.