General Academic Information
Below you will find information and links to a variety of academic resources.
General Education Information: Your student's education at Appalachian begins with the General Education Program. About one-third of the courses they will take during college years will be General Education courses from across the university. The General Education Program includes 44 semester hours of courses, plus two courses in the major program that address the General Education goals of critical and creative thinking, effective communication, making local-to-global connections, and understanding responsibilities of community membership.
Available Undergraduate Majors: Here you can find a complete list of all Undergraduate Majors offered at our institution, as well as in-depth information on each major including department contact information, career outlook, course requirements, potential minors and opportunities for engagement outside the classroom.
Academic and Registration Calendar: Both the academic and registration calendar can be found at this link. The calendar notes university holidays, first and last days of classes, and finals weeks, among other events.
Office of the Registrar: The Office of the Registrar provides academic support services including student services and academic records management, degree and diploma processing, and student information systems management. They also provide information about registration, academic records, residency status, and degrees to you and your department, while protecting your student's privacy and the integrity of their records.
Transcripts and Records: Here your student can learn how to request both official and unofficial transcripts and records online through their AppalNet Account.
Summer Academic Courses: For students interested in staying in Boone over the summer, a variety of courses are offered in two different sessions. This provides students with an opportunity to get ahead on academics or retake any courses they may have dropped.