Continuing Education & Alumni

Non-traditional Students

App State provides resources for non-traditional students including a Trails to Success program offered through App State’s Cratis D. Williams Graduate School to provide professional development for adult learners. More information on that program can be found at

The university also offers a Non-Traditional Student Work Group that serves students who are

  • 25 years old or older,
  • are married,
  • partnered or divorced,
  • are parents or caregivers for family members, or
  • are a military veteran, on reserve or active duty.

More information on online classes at App State can be found at

Continue Your Education

Graduate School

Consider continuing your education through graduate or professional school. Begin planning and preparing your materials. For graduate degree and certificate opportunities in the College, visit  For all opportunities offered at App State, visit the Graduate School

App State Online

Online classes offer both synchronous and asynchronous options, using the latest in innovative technology to provide highly interactive, engaging and academically rigorous coursework.

The Off-Campus option is for students who want face-to-face classes at a remote location away from the App State campus. Some online classes might be included. Our three main centers for off-campus classes are Appalachian Center at Hickory, Caldwell and Burke.

Returning Students

Former Appalachian State students who have a stop-out (time away from the university) who want to return to complete a degree or start a second degree must apply for readmission. There are many details about returning that you need to understand, especially if you have been away from the university for a long period of time. Review this page for further details about returning to an area in the College -

Office of the Registrar

Visit the Office of the Registrar for the following:

  • Ordering a Transcript
  • Updating Personal Information
  • Readmission
  • UNC Online

Applying for a new opportunity

Connect With Others

Connect with other Appalachian State University alumni through our Alumni Association and our alumni LinkedIn pages, the Official App State Alumni Association and the Alumni Association of App State.

Get Involved

Whether you are a new or seasoned employer, we welcome you to our campus and sincerely appreciate your interest in recruiting Appalachian students. For opportunities on how to engage with students see links below or visit