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

CANCELED - “Trail Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story”

THIS EVENT IS CANCELEDAppalachian CelebratesThe 19th Amendment Centennial - Women’s Right to VoteBette Lou Higgins: “Trail Magic: The Grandma Gate...

CANCELED - “Madam President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull”

THIS EVENT IS CANCELEDAppalachian Celebrates The 19th Amendment Centennial - Women’s Right to VoteBette Lou Higgins: “Madam President: The St...

Neurodiversity Film Series

NEURODIVERSITY FILM SERIES - SPRING 2020The Neurodiversity Film Series sheds light on the topic of intellectual or developmental disabilities through ...

University College's Common Reading Program Announces "Rise' as the 2020-21' Book Selection

BOONE, N.C. — The Common Reading Program at Appalachian State University announces its 2020–21 book selection: “Rising: Dispatches from the New ...

Nominations Open for University College and General Education Awards

Rennie W. Brantz Award for Outstanding Teaching in the First Year SeminarUniversity College and the General Education program invite no...

Fulbright Week Student Workshops

The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships will be offering student workshops throughout Fulbright Week, February 11th - 13th, 2020.  Thes...