How to Apply
We are still accepting applications for the 2020 academic year!
Please contact Elena Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Admissions for more information to apply. Applications will remain open until the incoming class is composed. As you apply for Watauga, we encourage all students to come visit and experience our program. Please contact us through our email email@example.com to set up a tour.
To apply for Watauga Residential College, you must first apply to Appalachian State University. To find out about required deadlines go here:
To begin your application to Appalachian State University, go here:
While you are applying, we suggest you consider seeking some of the prestigious named scholarships available at Appalachian. To learn more about our scholarships (including important dates and requirements) 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.
For your application to Watauga Residential College, you will be expected to write an essay. We will ask that you respond to the following prompt In 300-500 words:
Describe an experience in which you discovered something utterly surprising and profound about the world in which we live OR about the ways in which we engage others. How will this experience contribute to your living and learning with others in Watauga Residential College?
Average Entering GPA: 4.25
17% Diverse Population
Average SAT: 1262
14% Out of State
Average ACT: 27
31% First Generation
Named Scholarship Awardees:
1 Diversity Scholar
2 Plemmons Leadership Scholars
1 Fleming Scholar