Student and Faculty Support

Student and Faculty Support

Academic Advising

Academic advisors help students select appropriate classes, understand academic policies, and plan a course of study based on individual interests, skills, and talents. Each new student is advised by a professional advisor in the University College Advising office until he or she enters a major degree program. The advising office provides additional services for students interested in health professions and students in University College degree programs.

Academic Services for Student-Athletes

Academic Services for Student-Athletes provides a comprehensive range of academic advising, personal support, and eligibility oversight for student-athletes at Appalachian. Our professional staff works closely with the individual students, teams and coaches of all established varsity sports programs at our University.

ACCESS Scholarship Program

The ACCESS scholarship and support program is Appalachian State's promise to low-income North Carolina students that higher education is within reach. Students who earn a place at Appalachian and are selected for the ACCESS scholarship program have the opportunity to graduate debt-free.

Career Development

The Career Development Center serves all students and alumni pursuing various future professional endeavors. Our services include resume reviews, career coaching, job and internship search assistance, and other tools to achieve life and professional success.  

Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Nationally Competitive Scholarships works with the Appalachian community to recruit and support students for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. This is achieved with outreach, mentorship, and advising throughout the entire application and selection process.   

Student Learning Center

The Student Learning Center (SLC) provides tutoring in introductory level courses, supplemental instruction, and courses and consultations to enhance students learning skills. SLC also works with special populations of students – such as modest-income and/or first-generation college students, as well as student-athletes – to provide a comprehensive support system that maximizes academic success.

Office of Testing Services

The Office of Testing Services is certified by Educational Testing Service, Pearson VUE, and several private boards to coordinate the administration of more than 15 different standardized testing programs in both computer-based and paper-and-pencil formats. Exams for licensure, certification, and academic admissions are administered throughout the year.

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) provides comprehensive services to 200 students who are first-generation and/or low-income. Through our services we provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with college requirements, and motivate students to successfully complete their degree. Support for TRIO Student Support Services is provided by the U.S. Department of Education and Appalachian State University.

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center offers free services on a variety of projects: papers for academic courses; master's and senior thesis chapters; personal essays for job, graduate school, and law school applications; and creative writing projects. The staff works with writers at any stage of the writing process, from inventing topics to editing sentences.

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

In support of Appalachian's writing requirements in the General Education Program, consultants from the Writing Across the Curriculum program work closely with faculty members and the University Writing Center to incorporate the teaching of writing into course and assignment design. They also help develop effective means for faculty and writing center staff to discuss, respond to, and evaluate student writing in all disciplines.