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 under the Student tab.  Once you have submitted the online form, your Information is automatically 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 for currently enrolled students. 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 in all your classes 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(s) will be "WF". To find the last day to withdraw from the term, please refer to the academic calendar for that term.

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

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.
  • 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.