Off-campus and Online Graduate Admissions Information
Interested in attending Appalachian by taking courses at one of our off-campus locations or online? Excellent!
The Application Process
The application process is the same for you as it is for any graduate applicant. You need to complete the on-line graduate admission application and submit all the usual documentation:
- The on-line application and fee
- official academic transcripts from all colleges and universities attended since high school, even if the courses transferred to another college; you don't need to order Appalachian transcripts -we can get those for you for free.
- scores from the appropriate standardized test (GRE, GMAT, MAT);
- letters of reference (3 for master's or specialist; 4 for doctoral);
- any "supplemental" material requested by the program (a list).
We encourage you to read through the Directions for Applying before you start the process. That will help you to get all your information together before completing the on-line forms. Be reassured, though, that if you don't finish the application in one session, your data are saved on our secure server.
The faculty in each program that teaches off campus decides when to open a new cohort of students based upon demand in a particular location (or online) and upon available resources (often whether an existing cohort is ready to finish).
Because Appalachian's Office of Extension and Distance Education is always collecting information from interested people, the list of open programs and the location for those programs changes regularly.
- Check the Graduate School's list of off-campus programs to see which programs are approved to be off campus or on line (but may not be accepting applications in your area right now). If you see one on this list that is not accepting applications for a cohort near you, be sure to let us know so we can keep up with where the demand for new cohorts is!
- Check the Office of Extension and Distance Education website for the most current list of programs actively accepting applications in your area. Be careful when you read this list; it contains both undergraduate and graduate programs.
Please don't hesitate to use the "contact us" link at the bottom of every page to ask questions. There is a fill-in form available there to use, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call (toll-free) 800-355-4084 to speak to someone in Extension and Distance Education about off-campus program availability.