As a newly enrolled graduate student, there are several important tasks you must consider as first steps in making a successful tranisition to graduate school. The following is a checklist of these tasks and information.
1. Banner IDs and Email
As a newly enrolled graduate student, you are required to confirm your admission. Upon confirmation of your admission, our Admissions team transferred your application information into the student database. You were assigned a Banner ID, a nine digit number starting with 900. You were also assigned an Appalnet username, which is your last name and first and middle initials and possibly a number if it is a highly popular last name. Your email address is your user ID name and "@appstate.ed added. If you do not receive an email with your username and Banner ID, please contact the IT Support Services team.
Once you have your username and Banner ID, you may use the password change form to set your password. To check your email once you have your username and password, go to the Appalachian homepage and follow the link for Appalnet. Log in using your username and password. If you have additional questions, please contact the help desk at 828-262-6266.
2. Class Registration
Once you have been successfully admitted and have your username and password, you may register for classes through Appalnet. If you have been tentatively admitted then you will be eligible to register only after we have received your final transcripts showing the date your degree was awarded.
To register for classes:
- Contact your program department for guidance in class registration
- Go to Appalnet
- Log in using your username and password
- Click on the "Self Service" tab
- Click on the Student tab for "Registration"
Registration is open throughout the summer. However, there are various times the system is shut down for maintenance purposes and you will be unable to access AppalNet, please continue to try and contact the Graduate School if you continue to experience issues.
Although, it is an option to finalize your required course registration in August or January, we strongly encourage you to receive advice from your department on class registration and register as soon as possible. There is always a possibility classes can or will be canceled due low enrollment; therefore, it is very important to register as soon as possible to prevent this from occurring.
3. Appalachian Student ID Card (AppCard)
Once you arrive to campus, please visit the Appcard office in the basement of Trivette Hall (the building behind the pond at the corner of Rivers Street and Stadium Drive). The Appcard office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. They have extended prior to and at the beginning of each new semester. A Banner ID is required to have your picture taken for your AppCard. If you are an Appalachian Alum and have an AppCard, you may continue using it.
All graduate students who are pre-registered for Fall classes may apply for a parking permit through Appalnet. If you have a graduate assistantship, you are eligible for on campus parking registration. A list of all graduate assistants nominated by departments is sent mid-July to the Traffic and Parking Office. If you are not on the list to receive an on campus parking permit as a graduate assistant, please deliver a copy of your signed assistantship contract to Traffic and Parking Office located in the Rivers Street Parking Deck.