Office of Transfer Services Updates

Transfer Services Remote Operations during COVID

The Office of Transfer Services remains committed to serving students in every way possible during the COVID-19 national emergency. 

As of March 20, the Office of Transfer Services is primarily operating remotely.

While we value our on-campus visitors, our office is following CDC and university recommendations to mitigate health risks to students, staff and the community. Our staff are working remotely and able to assist students and families with all inquiries. We do not expect any interruptions to service during this time. 

You may reach the Office of Transfer Services via phone (828-262-7877), email (, and text (828-457-8025). We are happy to arrange virtual face-to-face meetings through Zoom. To schedule, please send us an email with your request and we will schedule a time/date and provide a Zoom link for our meeting. 

We look forward to continuing to provide excellent service and we appreciate your understanding as we remain flexible during this time!

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Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades for Spring 2020 semester

We understand that the Spring 2020 semester has brought about unforeseen challenges for all students. As many institutions implement alternative grading options for Spring 2020, below is some additional guidance on how this coursework will be evaluated for students who transfer Spring 2020 credit. This information should be used to help you determine how alternative grading options may impact your admission to the University as well as specific academic majors.  

For purposes of admission:

  • We will use a holistic approach to evaluating student performance.
  • Your transcript will be evaluated to determine your potential for future academic success.
  • Students who were on track for transfer prior to the Spring 2020 semester will be given maximum consideration in the review process.
  • Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades for this semester will not have an impact on your GPA calculation in the transfer admissions process. 
  • Please note that if you are transferring into a competitive major that requires a course prerequisite grade of “B” or better, the “P” (Pass) or “S” (Satisfactory) may not be sufficient for entry into the major.  

 For the purposes of credit evaluation:

  • Students who receive traditional grades (A, B, C, D, F) will be evaluated for transfer credit using existing transfer credit policies. Students who earn a grade of C or higher in a college-level transferable course will receive credit for their coursework.
  • Students who earn grades of Pass/Fail, Pass/No Credit or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory will receive credit for all courses where a grade of "P" /"Pass" or “S”/”Satisfactory” is awarded.
    • Some competitive majors, such as nursing, may not allow grades of "P" or "Pass" to count towards admission to the major, or major requirements. Students may need to repeat these courses for a letter grade in order to meet admission, prerequisite or major requirements.
    • For prerequisites requirements that require a particular grade in a prerequisite course, a grade of “P” or “Pass” will count for that requirement.  However, students are encouraged to discuss with advisors or faculty teaching that course the advisability of accepting that transfer credit.
  • If you took transferable courses and earned a credit of "P" (Pass) or "S" (Satisfactory), you will receive transfer credit at Appalachian State. 
  • If you took transferable courses and earned grade of “F” (Fail) or “U” (Unsatisfactory), you will not receive transfer credit at Appalachian State.