Student FAQ's

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

Q. How may I 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 do I declare or change my major or 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 Add or Change Major/Minor 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. May I take courswork at another institution and have it transferred back to ASU?
A. Students may request to take courses away from Appalachian. Failure to request prior permission may result in the course(s) not being accepted. Please see Transfer Services for complete information and the Visiting Course Request Form.

Q. May I petition to have transfer coursework that came in as elective credit equated to a specific ASU course?
A. A student may petition to have any course designated as Elective credit equated to a specific ASU course, by initiating the Transfer Coursework Petition process. Please see Transfer Services for complete information and the Petition for Transfer Credit Form.

Q. How may I obtain a copy of my transcript?
A. You may obtain an unofficial copy by logging in to your AppalNet account. Official copies are available through the Office of the Registrar.

Q. Where may I find a copy of my Program of Study?
A. Programs of Study website.

Q. Where can I find out what catalog year (Program of Study) I am currently on?
A. If you are unsure of your catalog term, you may check this by selecting the Student tab within AppalNet. Under the Student tab, select Registration and Check Status to see your Catalog Term displayed.

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

Q. How and when do I need to 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.)