Withdrawal Policy

Notice of Change for Spring 2020: Effective January 13, 2020, the enrollment discontinuation form will no longer be available. Students should review the information below to understand the new processes for withdrawing from the university or for taking a leave of absence. 

 

Withdrawing from the University:

Current students who find it necessary to withdraw from the current semester/term (i.e., unenroll from all classes once the semester/term has started) should complete the Withdraw from the University form on the Registrar's website.  This form must be completed during the official university withdrawal period as noted on the academic calendar.  Once you have submitted the electronic form, your information is automatically forwarded to the Registrar's Office for processing and you will be assigned W grades in all registered courses. Readmission is required upon returning.

For withdrawal requests after the official withdrawal period has passed, students should review the policy and process for submitting a late withdrawal request for extenuating circumstances

Intent Not to Return/Leave of Absence:

Current students who find it necessary to take a leave of absence from the university for an upcoming or future semester/term and classes have NOT started should complete the Intent Not to Return form on the Registrar's Office website.  Once you have submitted the online form, your information is automatically forwarded to the Registrar's Office for processing and any registered classes you have for that semester/term will be dropped. Readmission is required upon returning.

New Students to Appalachian:

If you are a new undergraduate student and you no longer plan to attend Appalachian, you should notify the Office of Admissions. If you are a new graduate student, you should notify Graduate Admissions.

Additional Information and Resources:

Starting the first day of classes, discontinuing enrollment in all your classes is considered a Withdrawal for the term. After the official withdrawal period has passed, students must have extenuating circumstances and should review the policy and process for submitting a late withdrawal request for extenuating circumstances.

The Withdrawal Checklist [PDF] provides students with detailed information about necessary steps they need to take in the withdrawal process. If you have questions about the withdrawal process, please contact the Registrar's Office at (828) 262-2050 or registrar@appstate.edu.

Looking to Return in a Future Semester? For your planning purposes, students who do not enroll at the University in a fall or spring term must apply for readmission if they later decide to return. It is recommended that students visit the Office of the Registrar's website early after deciding to return to be aware of applicable deadlines. If you have questions about the readmission process, please contact the Registrar's Office at (828) 262-2050 or readmission@appstate.edu

Refund Policy

Information and/or questions regarding refunds can be found on the Office of Student Accounts website or email them at studentaccounts.appstate.edu.

Reduction of Class Schedule

  • If students reduce their class schedules (drop some but not all courses) during the Drop/Add period (defined as the first five days of classes for a fall or spring term or the first two days of classes in a summer term), 100% of the difference in tuition and fees between the original and revised schedules will be credited to their accounts unless the student remains at full time status (enrolled in 12 or more hours during a fall or spring term).
  • Students who reduce their schedules (drop some but not all courses) after the Drop/Add period (defined as the first five days of classes for a fall or spring term or the first two days of classes in a summer term), will not be eligible for a refund. For more information on career drops, please review the Course Drop Policy.