Graduate Degree or Certificate Applicant

You are considered a new applicant if you are applying to an Appalachian State graduate degree or certificate program in which you have not been previously enrolled.

If you are an undergraduate student at App State, you may already be enrolled in a program that provides an opportunity to get your master's degree in as little as one year with Accelerated Master's Program.

Application Requirements

The following steps are required to complete an application for all master's degrees, graduate certificates, specialist and doctoral programs.

If admitted, you will be required to submit all required official transcript(s) from colleges/universities you have attended to in order to be cleared to register for classes. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the college/university where you earned your degree(s), and may either be sent electronically to, OR mailed directly to:

Appalachian State University
Cratis D. Williams Graduate School
287 Rivers St
John E. Thomas Hall, Room 232
Boone, NC 28608-2068

Program Specific Supplemental Application Materials

Some programs require applicants to submit supplemental materials as part of their application. These may include:

View your program of interest for a list of required supplemental application materials.


Contact Graduate Admissions at 828-262-2130 or