GEAR UP Guarantee

GEAR UP Guarantee

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.

Academic Requirements

*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.


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Application Process

There are no additional steps to be considered for the GEAR UP Guarantee.

Financial Aid & Scholarships