Welcome to University College, your portal to academic success! University College is the home of programs that meet a broad range of needs for 21st-century students as they prepare to live and work in a complex network of local, regional and global communities. The college crosses many of the boundaries that separate traditional colleges and departments, and is committed to the idea that a college education should connect what goes on inside and outside the classroom.

All undergraduate students at Appalachian State University begin their education in University College. The General Education Program is designed to help students achieve the essential learning outcomes of a liberal education, emphasizing reflective, life-long learning and the transferable skills necessary for navigating today's ever-changing world. Throughout their time at Appalachian, students benefit from the college's support services and co-curricular programming.

University College Organizational Structure

University College is led by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and includes these programs:

Co-Curricular Programs

Student & Faculty Support

University College offers student and faculty support services through academic advising, the Student Learning Center, Testing Services, orientation, University Documentary Film Services, the Writing Center, and the Writing Across the Curriculum program.  

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General Education Program


University College News

UC Celebrates Allison Farrell"s Publishing of Her Honors Thesis

Allison Farrell, and Honors College alumna who recently published her Honors thesis, Parental Impact on Child Physical Activity and Sedentary Tim...

New Leadership in Student Learning Center

New Leadership in Student Learning CenterBy Riley DavisThree familiar Appalachian State University staff members were welcomed to their new positions ...

Gilman Spring/Summer Award Announcement

By Terri LockwoodBOONE, N.C. — The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS), a division of University College at Appalachian State Univer...

Appalachian Global Symposium

Presentation proposals are now being accepted from students, faculty, and staff for the eighth annual Appalachian Global Symposium that will take...

University College's Orientation offers a SOUL connection

By Jan ToddPosted June 5, 2020 at 4:01 p.m.BOONE, N.C. — Throughout June, more than 5,000 new Appalachian State University students — includi...

App State sets new record for Fulbright U.S. Student grant awardees in 2020–21

App State sets new record for Fulbright U.S. Student grant awardees in 2020–21BOONE, N.C. — The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships...