Academic Resources

These are links that will help you explore aspects of your academic life

Appalachian & the Community Together (ACT)

Appalachian State University's clearinghouse for community service, service-learning, and community-based research opportunities within the NC High Country area, as well as across the state, nation, and world. We offer diverse opportunities for individuals and student groups to get involved in human services and environmental advocacy, as well as assist faculty members and community partners with integrating community service projects into their academic courses and local agencies.

General Education

A degree from Appalachian State University begins with the General Education Program. This interdisciplinary curriculum provides a challenging, liberal education for all students throughout their undergraduate career. General Education provides the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that prepare you for life – wherever it may take you.


Honors programs offer the most academically-talented students the chance to participate in smaller and more rigorous classes, produce original scholarship such as writing an Honors Thesis, and perhaps live in an Honors living-learning community. This provides a more engaging and intellectually stimulating environment for those students who need and demand that opportunity in order to excel and attain their long-term goals. These students are usually bound for graduate or professional schools and they share a pursuit of academic excellence with their student colleagues at the best private institutions in the country, but usually at a much lower cost. However, even some of the pricier private schools are now introducing the honors model as a means of nurturing their most exceptional students.

The Office of Student Research

The Office of Student Research (OSR) was established in 2005 to expand the opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in research and mentored scholarship at Appalachian State University.

Students who understand how discoveries are made in their chosen fields are well-prepared to address the unsolved problems of the future. The OSR has a variety of resources, including financial support, to help research become a distinctive feature of the undergraduate and graduate experience at Appalachian.


This is where you can go to search for classes, find an exam schedule, find an academic calendar, or academic forms.

Belk Library and Information Commons

Learning Communities

Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) at Appalachian State University provide students with a unique housing opportunity. Ranked as a 2010 Best College for Learning Communities according to U.S. News & World Report, Appalachian RLCs offer great experiences for all students who choose to be a member of a particular community. We offer over 17 options for students to choose from including those focused on particular majors and others with a focus on a particular student interest.

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center is a free resource available to all Appalachian State University students and faculty as well as members of the Boone community. Our consultants are experienced writers and attentive readers who will work with you one-on-one to assist with any aspect of the writing process.

The UWC is a collaborative, supportive, and non-evaluative environment intended to help you with your writing in a way that will foster confidence and competence. Consultants can provide assistance with writing at all stages and in any subject matter.

Student Accounts

Pay your bill or get other bill related resources.