How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply for Watauga Residential College, you must first apply to Appalachian State University.  While you are applying, we suggest you consider seeking some of the prestigious named scholarships available at Appalachian.  To learn more about the application process (including important dates and requirements) go here:

To learn more about Appalachian's signature scholarship opportunities go here:

Remember that you may apply to both Watauga Residential College and the Honors College.  Don't make a decision about applying to Watauga based solely on the average statistics of our entering class.  We have all different majors represented AND all different types of students.  We thrive on diverse students, faculty, and approaches to learning, and your presence here, whether or not you fit into some predefined category, will enrich our community.

To start your application process,  go here:




Average Entering GPA: 4.25

17% Diverse Population

Average SAT: 1262

14% Out of State 

Average ACT: 27

 31% First Generation


 Top 5 Majors:



Political Science

Global Studies



Named Scholarship Awardees:

1 Diversity Scholar

2 Plemmons Leadership Scholars

1 Fleming Scholar