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

Bryan Stevenson Author of Just Mercy the 2019 Common Reading Selection to Visit Appalachian

Bryan Stevenson, author of Just MercyCommon Reading ProgramTuesday, September 17, 20197:00 p.m.Bryan Stevenson, author of the Common Reading Program 2...

Four Appalachian Students Receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to Study Abroad Fall 2019

Boone, NC – The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, a division of University College at Appalachian State University, is pleased to annou...

Nationally Competitive Scholarships Joins University College

BOONE, N.C. — University College at Appalachian State University, one of nine colleges and schools within Appalachian’s Division of Academic Affai...

Appalachian Senior Hannah Godfrey Awarded Boren Scholarship

BOONE - The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships is pleased to announce that Hannah Godfrey has been awarded a Boren Scholarship to study Bah...

App State’s Brian MacHarg welcomes the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellows

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Dr. Brian MacHarg, director academic civic engagement and, Appalachian and the Community Together (ACT)...

Nationally Competitive Scholarships Help Appalachian Set New Record

BOONE, N.C. — An Appalachian State University senior and three university alumni have been named Fulbright U.S. Student Program finalists ...