Withdrawal Policy

Students who find it necessary to withdraw (i.e., discontinue all classes) for the current term or a future term should use the Enrollment Discontinuation Form, also available in AppalNET/Web Self-Service. The link to the form can be found under the Student tab. Information from the online form is forwarded to the Registrar's Office for withdrawal processing. If you have questions about the withdrawal process, please contact the Registrar's Office at (828) 262-2050 or registrar@appstate.edu.

Prior to the first day of classes for the term, the online form will serve as an Intent Not to Return for the future term. If you are a new undergraduate student and 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.

Starting the first day of classes, discontinuing enrollment is considered a Withdrawal for the term. If the withdrawal occurs after the official last day to withdraw from the term, there will be no refund and your grade will be a "WF".

The Withdrawal Checklist [PDF] provides students with detailed information about necessary steps in the withdrawal process.

Please Note:

Withdrawal at any time during the academic term will entitle the student to a refund of any funds on their meal account.

Students who have prepaid tuition and fees will be due a full refund if they are academically ineligible to enroll. Students who do not enroll for other reasons will be due a refund less any advance payments made toward tuition, fees, and housing. Students who are required to withdraw for disciplinary reasons will be given a refund based on the University's normal refund schedule, as indicated.

Students receiving any type of financial aid (federal, state, institutional, or external) should contact the University's Office of Student Financial Aid for an explanation of the Financial Aid Refund Policy.

Refund Policy

The term refund should be understood to mean either a) the repayment of money received by the University for tuition and fees, or b) a reduction of charges if tuition and fees have not yet been paid.

Reduction of Class Schedule

  • If students reduce their class schedules (drop some but not all courses) during the first five days of classes (during the "Drop-Add" period), 100% of the difference in tuition and fees between the original and revised schedules will be credited to their accounts.
  • Students who reduce their schedules (drop some but not all courses) after the first five days of classes (after the "Drop-Add" period) will not be eligible for a refund.