Academic Advising

The James Center Academic Advising Team

Revised Application Prerequisites

(Summer 2020 & 2020-2021 Academic Year Only)

In order to apply to Teacher Education, candidates must meet ALL prerequisites listed below:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
    Students with GPAs between 2.5 - 2.7 must meet with their academic advisor to review their academic record to determine if GPA of 2.7 can be reached by Student Teaching. 

  • A current Criminal Background Check (within 6 months of your application)

  • Minimum of 45 semester hours or more earned

  • A grade of C or better in RC 1000, FDN 2400, and CI 2300

  • No Grades of Incomplete

  • Minimum of 12 semester hours of courses completed at Appalachian

  • Meet Application to Teacher Education submission deadlines
    August 1 - Deadline to submit a teacher education application for any Fall Course
    January 1 - Deadline to submit a teacher education application for any Spring Course

An Application to Teacher Education must be completed prior to registration to Teacher Education coursework

James Center for Student Success and Advising Latest Updates

Updates reflect the latest university guidance

Spring 2021 Early Registration for continuing students will be held November 9 - November 20, 2020. 

Registration Access Times for Spring 2021
Eligible undergraduate students may view their registration appointment time in AppalNET/Web Self-Service. Access to the registration system is based on your earned hours (institutional and transfer). The initial registration access time may be viewed on the "Check Your Registration Status" page.

Students can also use the EARLY ACCESS REGISTRATION TIMES website to identify their date and time to register.

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Career Development is ready to assist you with practically any career development interests you can imagine. Whether you are looking for a sample resume to get started on your materilas to apply for a schlarshi, or need information on interviewing and job seeking, the resources located on the Career Coaching webpage are an excellent place to start.


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App State Coronavirus Information

Appalachian State University and the James Center for Student Success and Advising are closely monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation, which continues to evolve rapidly.

The James Center for Student Success and Advising will open virtually for academic advising beginning Academic Year 20-21. 

This website is updated regularly. Please continue to visit for the most updated information. 

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Mr. Mel Falck

Elementary Education: A – K

Special Education: All Majors

RCOE 121 – B

Phone: 828-262-2696

Virtual Walk-in Link


Ms. Rebecca Murray

Elementary Education: L - V

Birth to Kindergarten: All Majors

RCOE 121 – D

Phone: 828-262-2685

Virtual Walk-in Link

*11/19: 9-12, 1:30-2, 3:30-4:30 

Dr. Alicia Muhammad

Elementary Education: W - Z

Family/Child Studies: All Majors

Middle Grades: All Concentrations

RCOE 121 – A

Phone: 828-262-8914

Virtual Walk-in Link

Virtual Walk-In Links are accessible during the hours listed below.

 Virtual Walk-in Advising Days and Times


August 20, 2020 to November 24, 2020

  • Thursdays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm



Virtual Advising FAQs