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Located in North Carolina's picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian State University offers incredible preparation for life and career success, whether you're seeking a four-year undergraduate experience or graduate education.


Appalachian State University was founded as a teacher’s college in 1899 by brothers B.B. and D.D. Dougherty. It expanded to include other programs in 1967, and joined the University of North Carolina system in 1971. It is the sixth largest institution in the system with about 16,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students.

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  • The Department of Military Science offers 2 and 3-year scholarships for students attending ASU and 4-year scholarships for high school students who are admitted to ASU. The Army is looking for scholars, athletes and leaders to become officers in the National Guard, Army Reserve and Active force upon graduation. Applicants with GPA’s of 3.0 or above who have had leadership experience and participate in athletic activities are the most competitive.
  • The ASU Transfer Articulation Team assesses transfer credit for all students including credit for military training and experience. In addition to awarding Health/Physical Education credit for basic training, ASU also awards Military Science credit when the student submits his or her DD-214. The Team continues to evaluate military transfer credit on a case-by-case basis and the articulation of credit is made easier as they have representation and influence for the entire campus. Learn more here

  • Military Student Support

  • The Division of Student Development, through the Office of Off-Campus Community Relations, maintains an online off-campus housing and roommate referral service to assist students with finding apartments and roommates.

  • The ASU Student Veterans Association provides a social group and support structure to help veterans adjust to and become successful in civilian and college life, raise awareness for veteran issues and facilitate the dissemination of information to veterans, provide mentorship to ROTC students as well as anyone interested in military service, promote community service and volunteerism, and organize worthwhile projects and events pertaining to veterans’ needs and issues.

  • ASU provides graduating student veterans with recognition cords to wear during commencement. In addition, the commencement program indicates that graduates wearing the cords are veterans of the armed forces.


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  • Office of Off Campus Community Relations

  • Student Veterans Association

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Personnel

  • Admissions: Jayne Dowdy

  • Financial Aid: Jennifer Coffey

  • GI Bill: Jennifer Coffey

  • Military Affairs Liaison: Lynn Gregory

  • Military Ombudsman: Jennifer Coffey

  • Student Affairs: Bob Gibbard

  • Transfer Course Credit: Jane Rex

  • Tuition Assistance: Jennett Reece

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