Services for Veterans and Military-Affiliated Students

  • Application fee and Deposit waiver: Appalachian State University waives both Undergraduate and Graduate application fees as we recognize what it means to have this unique population of students on campus.  Additionally, the deposit to hold your spot is also waived!Military cookout at Duck Pond Field
  • Veteran and Military Orientation: targeted orientation and advising sessions for veterans and military-affiliated students.
  • Transfer Credit: 2 hours of General Education Wellness Literacy credit and up to six hours of military science credit to veterans and service-members. Transfer credit may also be awarded for certain college and military courses. (Transfer Equivalency Course Search)
  • Program Director of Student Veteran Services
    • The role of the  Program Director of Student Veteran Services is to collaborate with other areas across campus to ensure that the entire campus is using best practices to serve this population.  He also serves as the central point of contact for all military-affiliated students’ suggestions, questions, and concerns.
    • Eric Gormly, Program Director of Student Veteran Resources
  • Priority Registration: Appalachian recognizes the many competing priorities Student Veterans have. Ask your advisor about Priority Registration for Military Students to enroll early and get your ideal class schedule.
  • Honor Cords: Honor Cords for graduating current and prior-service military to wear during commencement.
  • Military Affairs Committee: The mission of the Military Affairs Committee is to support the success of military-affiliated students, staff, and faculty by advocating for veterans, their dependents, and other military-affiliated community members and by advising the University Administration on policies, practices, and environments commensurate with their unique needs, capabilities, and contributions. (https://mac.appstate.edu/)
  • Boots to Books Learning Community: Boots to Books Learning Community is an online resource for incoming student veterans.  This web-based module allows student veterans to access information on many resources within Appalachian, the surrounding community, and even nation-wide.  As a Boots to Books participant you are also eligible to enroll in a First-Year Seminar course (if you have under 30 hours transferred in) that is only open to student veterans. For more information on this Learning Community, please contact Eric Gormly at gormlyea@appstate.edu.