The GEAR UP Guarantee is a guaranteed admissions program to Appalachian State University for students currently attending a GEAR UP high school that meet the following academic requirements* and application deadlines for admission.
- Minimum weighted GPA of a 3.50
- Meet the minimum admission requirements (MAR) and minimum course requirements (MCR) for admission to the UNC System, and
- Successfully complete a Criminal Background Check and Conduct Review, if requested
*Students that do not meet the academic requirements of the GEAR UP Guarantee will still be considered for admission and are encouraged to apply as early as possible as Appalachian holistically reviews each application for admission. We encourage all students to discuss their individual college goals and pathways with a school counselor or college advisor.
- Complete an application for admission to App State
There are no additional steps to be considered for the GEAR UP Guarantee.