Accelerated Admission

Accelerated Admission: Earn both your Appalachian bachelor's and master's in teacher education!

The Reich College of Education in partnership with the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School offers undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in an Accelerated Admission program.

The following programs are offered in the College of Education: 

Why a master's?

  • More marketable to future employers - have more tools in your toolbox
  • Be an expert and highly qualified in your field of study
  • Additional experiential learning opportunities
  • Gain master's level licensure
  • Potential to teach at a community college or university
  • Opportunity to move even further in your education, including our own Ed.D. program or other Ph.D. programs
  • Gain more specialized knowledge to help more students succeed

Interested, now what? Complete the more information form.

How to Apply

You will need the following items:

  1. Resume  - Learn More about resume assistance 
  2. Three academic recommendations - Learn More about reference tips 

        And learn more about best practices from Career Development. 

 

You are eligible to apply if you meet all of the criteria below:

  • You have a 3.2 GPA, AND

  • You have completed 90 credit hours by the end of the semester in which you plan to submit your application AND

  • You are one year away from graduating with your undergraduate degree.

Timeline

These are generalized timelines for the time of admission process. 

Before Reaching 90 Credit Hours 

  • Attend an advertised information session 
  • Meet with Stephanie Moretz to discuss options

After Reaching 90 Credit Hours And One Year Out From Graduation

  • Meet with your Program Director  to discuss options
  • Apply to Graduate School

Application Instructions:

  • Click on the appropriate Apply Now link below for the term* for which you plan to apply.
  • Click on "Create an Account" and follow the instructions to set up your application account or, if you already have an account, simply Login to your account.
  • Click on Start New Application
  • A pop-up box should appear displaying "20xx-xx Graduate Applications" with "Accelerated Admissions" below it. Click on Create Application to start your application.
  • Review these step by step instructions of the application process.

    Your application term* for your graduate application is not the same as when you can apply, the term* refers to when you will be admited as a graduate student. Most programs encourage students to go into the graduate degree program in the term immediately following graduation from the undergraduate degree program. For example,  May graduates will apply for admission to the graduate program for Summer 1 unless otherwise instructed by the graduate program.

Term

Opening Date

Deadline Date

Application Link

Summer 1 2020

April 15, 2019

April 1, 2020

Apply Now

Summer 2 2020

April 15, 2019

April 1, 2020

Apply Now

Fall 2020

July 15, 2019

July 1, 2020 *

Apply Now

Spring 2021

October 15, 2019

November 1, 2020

Apply Now

Summer 1 2021

March 15, 2020

April 1, 2021

Apply Now

Summer 2 2021

March 15, 2020

April 1, 2021

Apply Now

Fall 2021

July 15, 2020

July 1, 2021 *

(Coming in 2020)

Spring 2022

October 15, 2020

November 1, 2021

(Coming in 2020)

    Questions? 

  • Contact Stephanie Moretz, RCOE Scholarship Coordinator & Accelerated Admission Recruiter at moretzsm1@appstate.edu or 828-262-8554.
  • Attend an information session (TBA)
  • For more information once you have been admitted, visit the Graduate School Page to get step by step instructions.
  • Please note that students must maintain a "B" or better in their graduate courses in order for them to transfer in after completing their undergraduate program.
  • Please note that distance education students taking graduate courses through the main campus will have to pay main campus tuition. 
  • Please review this video on how to request an overload if needed. 
  • Be sure to apply for a graduate assistantship!