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Business for Good

The Business For Good (B4G) Community is a two-year program to support first-generation transfer students pursuing a major in business. A first-generation transfer student is an individual whose parents did not complete a college degree and is transferring from a community college or another institution. Students must have completed at least forty credit hours to be eligible for the program.

The B4G Community aims to create a sustainable, equitable, and diverse environment to aid first-generation students in their transition to Appalachian and find success in the Walker College of Business and beyond. The community also focuses on exploring how business (and business professionals) can address economic, environmental, and social problems. During the first year in the B4G Community, students have the option to select AppState housing and live with other members of the B4G residential learning community (RLC). The B4G RLC has 20 dedicated spots in transfer student housing for B4G students' initial year on campus.

Programming is targeted to the unique challenges facing first-gen students and may include:

  • professionalism workshops
  • networking dinners
  • career coaching
  • financial literacy workshops
  • student and faculty mentorships

Further, students in good standing can apply for scholarship travel funding to engage in job shadowing and cultural experiences organized specifically for B4G students. Trips planned for the first year may include Charlotte, Atlanta, Nashville, and/or New York City. Second-year students can apply for scholarship funding for a unique B4G study abroad program.

Members of the BFG community will enjoy programming that aims to equip first-gen students with the benefits and opportunities to make their time at Appalachian more successful and prepare them for future career success.

If you are a future first-gen transfer student majoring in business, apply to be part of the B4G Community and join us in working to make this world a better place.


Apply to join the Business for Good RLC to create lifelong friendships and make a positive impact on your community. Log into the University Housing Portal (opens in a new tab), start your housing application, and then click on the RLC application link. For full consideration, be sure to answer all the application questions and submit your application early. If you have any questions, feel free to email them to  

Sponsoring Departments
Walker College of Business

The Walker College of Business (opens in a new tab) at Appalachian State University delivers transformational educational experiences that prepare and inspire students to be ethical, innovative and engaged business leaders who positively impact our community, both locally and globally.

Transfer Admissions and Engagement
Transfer Admissions and Engagement at Appalachian State University supports students through all stages of their transfer journey, including admission counseling and pretransfer advising, credit evaluation, transitional assistance as they begin at App State and through involvement and retention efforts during their App State education. The office serves undergraduate transfer students studying on the main campus in Boone as well as App State Online students who complete their classes fully online or at an off-site location. The services and resources provided by Transfer Admissions and Engagement ensure the university’s transfer student population finds academic and social success at App State. Learn more at

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