Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty

 

Q. How does a student register for more than the maximum allowed hours for a semester?
 A.
An undergraduate student may be granted approval from his/her Dean's Office to take an overload if the student meets the following GPA requirements:

 Fall/Spring:
2.5 cumulative GPA for a one hour overload, 19 hours
3.0 cumulative GPA for a two hour overload, 20 hours

 Summer:
2.5 cumulative GPA for eight hours
3.0 cumulative GPA for nine hours

 Any exceptions must be approved by the associate dean.

 To request an overload the student will log-in to their AppalNet account, click the 'Student Tab', 'Registration' link, and then 'Request Overload' link. Student must select the term in which the overload is needed and complete the form, then press 'Submit'.


Q. How does a student declare a major/minor or change a major/minor?
A.
Students in University College should officially declare your major in University College. If you have already declared a major/minor and want to make a change, use the Change of Major Webform. If you are changing your major to one that is outside of FAA, please see the dean's office of your new major.

 

Q. What is the policy for repeating a course?
A. Please see Office of the Registrar's Website.

 

Q. Where do I find more information about Academic Probation and Suspension?
A. Please see Office of the Registrar's Website.

 

Q. How and when do students apply for graduation?
A. Students must formally apply for graduation through their Applanet accounts in the semester immediately prior to the semester in which they plan to complete all requirements. The deadline for applying is published each semester on the Registrar's Office website (usually in week 4 of a fall/spring semester). If students do not apply, they will not have their degrees awarded nor receive a diploma.

If the last class will be instudents will apply for graduationand graduate in
Fall semesterthe previous JanuaryDecember
Spring semesterthe previous SeptemberMay
Summer termthe previous JanyuaryAugust

Information about graduation and the application process is emailed by the registrar's office each semester to students who may be eligible to graduate based on number of earned hours.  Students must apply for graduation even if they choose not to participate in the commencement ceremony. Students should be sure to apply for the term in which ALL requirements will be complete. For example, if a student will be enrolling in a course, an  internship or study abroad in a summer term, to complete graduation requirements, they would apply for August graduation, not May. Students are allowed to walk in the May Commencement Ceremony.


No diploma will be ordered without an application, and no diploma will be released if the student has an unpaid account balance. There is a $15 diploma fee. Diplomas are mailed to the student’s permanent address listed in Appalnet approximately four weeks following the commencement ceremony.

 

Q. What are the minimum requirements for graduation?
A. At the beginning of each term the Registrar’s Office notifies eligible students of the required procedure to apply for graduation. Failure to apply means failure to graduate. The deadline for applying is published each semester on the Registrar’s web site. Students must meet all, at minimum, the following requirements to graduate:

  • Minimum of 122 – 128 semester hours (see DegreeWorks for precise number)
    • At least 25% of all degree requirements must be from Appalachian State University
    • At least 50 semester hours of credit must be from a senior (4-year) institution.
    • The last 30 semester hours of credit must be from Appalachian State University.
    • At least 18 semester hours of credit in the major must be from Appalachian State University.
    • At least 9 semester hours of credit in the minor must be from Appalachian State University.
  • All major and minor specific requirements met
  • All General Education curriculum requirements met
  • All “I” (Incomplete) grades removed from transcript
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (2.7 for Education majors)
    • A major GPA of at least 2.0 (2.7 for Education majors)
    • A minor GPA of at least 2.0 (in some minors)
  • All accounts must be cleared (library, housing, financial aid, etc.)


Q. How do students add a course after the drop/add period ends?
A.
 Students must obtain the Late Drop/Add form and have all of the required signatures (student, instructor, chairperson) before submitting it to the dean’s office for final approval. The form must be submitted to the dean’s office within TWO business days of obtaining the chair’s signature.

 

Q. How does a student drop a course after the drop/add period ends?
A. Students are allowed to use a total of four Career Drops during their entire academic career. Late drops or drops that exceed four after the 9th week are not allowed. If a student has compelling, documented extenuating circumstances, including but not limited to military deployment or hospitalization, they may complete the Request for an Exception to the Drop Policy form found on the Registrar's Office website. Please see this link for more information that was emailed to campus about the changes to Academic Standing: Course Drop Policy Changes