Selective Academic Programs provide students with a unique opportunity to combine a residential learning experience that enhances their academic and developmental activities and engages them both in and out of the classroom.
- November 1 - Submit the application for admission
- November 15 - Honors College essay submission deadline
- November 15 - RCOE scholarship essay deadline (students who submit this application are considered for ACES)
- January 15 - Watauga Residential College Priority deadline
- February 1 - Appalachian Community of Education Scholars (ACES) application deadline
Submit all admission application materials and complete the additional steps for the programs in the MyMountaineer Portal. (The MyMountaineer Portal is assigned to students after they apply for admission)
The Honors College at App State offers enriched academic, social, and leadership experiences for high-achieving and high-potential students. The Honors College features small, interdisciplinary seminars taught by inspired faculty; superb academic and career mentoring; the chance to live and grow in the Honors and Engagement Community of Cone, Summit and Appalachian Halls; and the opportunity, as an Honors senior, to complete a major research or creative project guided by a faculty mentor. To apply to the Honors College, students must apply Early Action and submit the Honors College Essay, which is available in the MyMountaineer Portal, by Nov. 15.
The Appalachian Community of Education Scholars (ACES) program seeks to develop teacher leaders who will positively impact the profession through their skills in critical thinking, collaboration, reflective practice, and advocacy for equity and inclusion. Those applying to RCOE scholarships will be considered for the ACES program. The non-scholarship ACES application will open on Dec. 15.
Watauga Residential College provides an environment for App State's most creative students to explore their passions both in and out of the classroom. The Watauga Residential College's specialized academic program of discussion-based seminars provides an unusual opportunity for students to become engaged in learning at a deep level through class discussions and research projects.
Apply for the Watauga Residential College in your MyMountaineer Portal. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.