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

University College offers co-curricular programming and support through Aportfolio, the Civic Engagement program, Office of Student Research, Summer Reading Program, and University Forum Lecture Series. 

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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

The basis of an Appalachian education is the General Education Program.

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University College News

Appalachian’s SDAP partners with technology firm ECRS

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program (SDAP) — a program designed to prepare college-ag...

Klima and Presnell Appointed Directors in University College

Dr. Richard Klima and Dr. Don Presnell will assume new positions as Directors in University College at Appalachian State University beginning July 1, ...

University College/General Education Annual Awards

Appalachian State’s University College and General Education Teaching Awards Ceremony is held each year to honor faculty and staff who excel in inno...

Dr. Martha McCaughey Wins Durham Award

BOONE, N.C. — For her contributions to improving the first-year experience on Appalachian State University’s campus, Dr. Martha McCaughey, directo...

11 Years of Writing Across Institutions

Boone, NC - The 11th Writing Across Institutions Conference, a free institute for faculty teaching writing in the NC community college system sponsore...

Rennie W. Brantz Award Winner

The 2019 Rennie W. Brantz Award for Outstanding Teaching in First Year Seminar, was awarded to Lillian Nave, Senior Lecturer in First Year Seminar and...