ASP Important Updates and Announcements

ASP Web Chat Sessions are now available!

We will be hosting a series of web chat sessions over the next few weeks and would like to invite you to chat with current students to learn more and hear first-hand about what to expect.  These sessions will allow you the opportunity to ask questions to current students, hear about their experiences, and to meet the coordinator of the program.  Click the links below for directions on how to join the upcoming sessions:

If you are not available for the above sessions, check back for additional dates or contact the ASP office with your questions.

Join us on Facebook!

 Join our Facebook group for a chance to interact with other students, program staff, and each other prior to your arrival!  This is a great way to meet people, ask questions, and even find a roommate.

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Planning to visit campus?

If you are planning to visit campus, please contact the ASP office in advance and we will be happy to make arrangements to meet with you to answer your questions, talk about the program and meet program staff.  We also make every effort to allow you to interact with students who have been in ASP so that you have the opportunity to hear first-hand about their experiences.

We will also be hosting ASP information sessions at Open House on March 22 and April 5.  If you are planning to visit on one of those days, then please make plans to attend this session.

You can contact us by email at or by calling the Office of First Year Experience at 828-227-3017.

How to Secure Your Enrollment in ASP

To secure a spot, please pay the non-refundable $150.00 tuition deposit as soon as possible. You will also need to submit the ASP Participation agreement, available on the Catamount Gateway site under Step 1, Begin Your Ascent. For additional Information, please contact the Office of First Year Experience @ 828 227 3017 or email us @

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For additional information, please call the Office of First Year Experience at 828-227-3017 or email


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