Prospective Students

Admissions Prerequisites

  • Campus view from libraryHave a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • GPA of 3.0 or overall or in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and official GRE scores* from ETS OR cumulative GPA or last 60 hours below 3.0 but above 2.5 and official GRE scores in the 25th percentile or higher.
  • *There can be up to a six week delay in ETS reporting GRE scores to the Graduate School. For full consideration, plan to take the GRE test no later than November 1. (GRE reporting Code: 5010)

Note: preference is given to students seeking full-time enrollment status.

Admissions Requirements Steps

  • Appalachian State University welcom signComplete an Application for Admission to the Student Affairs Administration program and apply for a Graduate Assistantship in the Division of Student Affairs.  Qualified applicants will be invited to campus in February to interview with faculty and for graduate assistantships.
  • Priority will be given to candidates whose completed applications have arrived by December 1, 2018.
  • Obtain three outstanding letters of recommendation. It is preferred that one of the letters of recommendation be from a faculty member.
  • Complete the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling admissions questionnaire.
  • Complete all requirements listed on Appalachian State's "How to Apply to Graduate School" page


  • College Student Development Program studentsScholarships are available in two categories: University-wide Scholarships and Departmental Scholarships.
  • Scholarships are funded from investment earnings of the ASU Foundation. The specific scholarships available during a given academic year are dependent on the economic conditions at that time.

Residency for Tuition Purposes

Equal Opportunity

Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees. The university is committed to its affirmative action plans and seeks to deepen its applicant pools by attracting interest from a diverse group of qualified individuals.