Petitioning for Credit

Petition for Equivalent Credit

A student may petition to have any course designated as Elective credit equated to a specific ASU course, by initiating the Transfer Coursework Petition process.

How to Petition:

  • Review your Transfer Coursework Evaluation by selecting the "Class History" link on your Degree Works audit worksheet or by selecting the "Student Records" link under the "Student" tab in AppalNET / Banner Self-Service
  • Familiarize yourself with the General Education and major check sheets to determine which ASU equivalent course you wish to petition for credit.
  • Identify the elective transfer coursework that you feel might carry similar content as the ASU equivalent course you are seeking.
  • Complete the Petition for Transfer Credit form (PDF, 121KB) and submit information to the Office of Transfer Services. Please note that a separate form must be filled out for each department.

The department chair or designated faculty member will review the petition and will decide, at their discretion, if equivalent course credit should be awarded.

You will be notified via e-mail when a decision has been made on the petitioned coursework.

Petition for Credit Older than 10 Years

Due to a policy change that became effective fall 2015, courses older than 10 years from a students' entry/re-entry to Appalachian State University must be validated. If you wish to have the courses reviewed to determine if/how they can be used in your program of study, please complete the petition process below.

  • Review your Transfer Coursework Evaluation by selecting the "Class History" link on your Degree Works audit worksheet or by selecting the "Student Records" link under the "Student" tab in AppalNET / Banner Self-Service. Courses older than 10 years will be identified by the discipline prefix and subject "ELET".
  • Familiarize yourself with the General Education and major check sheets to determine which ASU equivalent course you wish to petition for credit.
  • Identify the elective transfer coursework that you feel might carry similar content as the ASU equivalent course you are seeking.
  • Complete the Petition for Transfer Credit form (PDF, 121KB) and submit information to the Office of Transfer Services. Please note that a separate form must be filled out for each department. Make sure you indicate the term in which the course was taken and check the box indicating the course is older than 10 years.
  • The department chair or designated faculty member will review the petition and will decide, at their discretion, if equivalent course credit should be awarded.

You will be notified via e-mail when a decision has been made on the petitioned coursework. Although petitions may not be approved for equivalent credit, they may still be used for general education or program of study requirements. Please check with academic advising (advising@appstate.edu) to discuss other options for credit.


Petition for General Education Credit

A student may petition to have any course designated as Elective credit reviewed for General Education credit, by initiating the Transfer Coursework Petition process.

How to Petition:

  • Review your Transfer Coursework Evaluation by selecting the "Class History" link on your Degree Works audit worksheet or by selecting the "Student Records" link under the "Student" tab in AppalNET / Banner Self-Service
  • Familiarize yourself with the General Education check sheet to determine which General Education credit you wish to petition
  • Identify the elective transfer coursework that might fulfill a General Education requirement 
  • Contact the General Education Office at gened@appstate.edu or 828.262.2028 to initiate the petition process (all supporting documentation such as a syllabus or course description must be included)

The Office of General Education will decide if course credit should be awarded and notify you by e-mail.