Start your journey with us
Welcome to your one-stop shop for learning more about your program,
registering for your courses and connecting with a wide range of student resources.
As a Distance Education student at Appalachian State University, you'll have full access to a depth and breadth of university services - including technical assistance, tutoring and academic advising - so that you can achieve your academic and professional goals. Whether you are learning online or taking classes at one of our off-campus locations, you'll get the support you need.
I've been accepted! Now what?
- Set up your email. This is the official way to communicate with university personnel. Check often.
- Explore your online portals
- Register for classes
Find your textbooks via the Appalachian Bookstore. The bookstore website is helpful resource in acquiring your textbook information. While on the website, you can choose to purchase and have your textbooks mailed to you or you may choose to gather the titles and ISBNs and purchase your textbooks elsewhere.
Pay for classes
- Student ID Cards: Every new student is issued an official student ID card known as the AppCard. Depending on the program you are in, you will be issued either a photo or a photo-less ID. Your card will be mailed to you during your first term of enrollment.
- Sign up for a live Q&A session if you have any questions. Check our calendar for the next scheduled session.
Classes are beginning soon. How do I get started?
- Log in to your online class or find your classroom.
- Check your Appalachian email account for messages from your instructor or other Appalachian staff.
- Request accommodations through the Office of Disability Services.
What do I need to know about my program?
- Are you an undergraduate student? Start here.
- Are you a graduate student? Start here.
- Follow your course path in DegreeWorks.
- Check the Career Development Center for counseling, job/internship assistance and more.
I require some assistance with my classes.
- Need technical support? Live chat with consultants, check computer requirements and download software through IT Support Services.
- For help with research, access Library services.
- Reach the University Writing Center's online services for writing assistance.
- SmarThinking's tutorial webinars are available through Appalnet.
- Balancing your life and school an issue? Try these tips.
What are my expectations as an Appalachian State student?
- Familiarize yourself with academic standards for undergraduates or graduates.
- Review the Code of Conduct.
- Grievance Procedure
Not finding your classes or having other issues?
Reach out to the Office of Distance Education for further assistance.