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The Office of Student Success (OSS) is committed to improving the undergraduate experience for the students of Appalachian State University. Whether students are struggling or excelling, OSS is dedicated to providing timely outreach to help students make the most of their time as Mountaineers. To this end, OSS staff works with all colleges, schools, and departments to address issues affecting student success at App State.

App State Glossary of Higher Ed Terms

App State Glossary of Higher Ed Terms

Higher Education is full of unique terms and App State certainly has its fair share. Some terms make sense or can be figured out rather easily. Other terms are more confusing, even if you have been through the college-going experience previously at another school or witnessed it through the eyes of a family member. This App State-specific Glossary of Higher Ed Terms is intended to help demystify your experience.