Online & Transfer Services Updates

Online & Transfer Services Operations during COVID

To ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in the Appalachian Community and all of our guests, we have suspended on-campus admissions events and tours. As we continue to follow the public health social distancing guidelines, we are committed to sharing the App State Experience with all transfers, both online and main campus students. Online & Transfer Services is available to talk with students and handle all requests virtually. We have many options depending upon your needs. 

All campus visitations are virtual at this time. You can participate in any of our sessions, whether you choose a group setting or schedule a one-on-one session to answer specific questions. To find information sessions, like the ones listed below, visit our Virtual Experiences for Main Campus transfer students or App State Online transfer students:

  • Transfer Information Sessions
  • App State Online Information Sessions
  • Admisiones en Español 
  • Ask an App Student!
  • Admission Counselor One-on-One Chats 
  • Pre-Transfer Advising One-on-One Chats  

If you need to submit documents for credit articulation or petitions, you can drop them in our contactless drop box next to the door of 130 JET or go to the OTS website for directions for submitting online.  

 If you need to send documents to the office, use one of the following methods

  • Email: ots@appstate.edu
  • USPS Mailing Address: Online & Transfer Services, Appalachian State University, ASU Box 32166 Boone, NC 28608

 Main Campus students can also contact us at one of the following:

 App State Online students can contact us at one of the following:

Learn more about how Appalachian is practicing safety and how you can partner in prevention at  https://www.appstate.edu/go/coronavirus/prevention/.  

Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades for 2020 

We understand that 2020 has brought about unforeseen challenges for all students. As many institutions implement alternative grading options for 2020, below is some additional guidance on how this coursework will be evaluated for students who transfer 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 will be given maximum consideration in the review process.
  • Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades for 2020 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.

For current Appalachian student grading policy changes please refer to the Registrar's webpage.