Visiting Coursework


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  • 8am exams for Tues., Dec. 11 moved to 5pm OR online; all other exams on schedule OR online. Employees at Condition 2 until 11am

    Exams scheduled for 8am Tuesday, Dec. 11 have been moved to 5 p.m. OR online. All other exams are on schedule OR online. Please see revised exam schedule here. The Adverse Weather Policy is in effect for on Tues., Dec. 11 for non-faculty employees under Condition 2 (Suspended Operations) until 11 a.m., then under Condition 1 (Reduced Operations) from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Use caution during inclement weather. Full message and link to revised exam schedule

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    Winter Weather Advisory issued for Watauga County from 6 pm Monday, December 10th until Noon on Tuesday, December 11. As temperatures fall below freezing tonight, refreezing of melted snow along roads and walkways will be possible. Use caution when traveling and be alert for areas of black ice.

    Posted at 3:50pm on December 10, 2018 via Blackboard Connect.

  • Winter Storm Warning

    A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Watauga County from 7 pm Saturday, December 8 until 11 am Monday, December 10. This includes Appalachian State University. Heavy snow possible. Travel may become difficult or impossible at times. Power outages may also occur. Be prepared to remain at home and indoors for extended periods. Evaluate the latest weather forecast prior to traveling and consider adjusting travel plans as needed. Have a plan in place in the event power is lost. Visit for preparedness tips. Continue to closely monitor the National Weather Service or local media for the latest weather updates.

    Posted at 8:17am on December 7, 2018 via Blackboard Connect.

Students can request to take courses away from Appalachian. Failure to request prior permission may result in the course(s) not being accepted.

Distance Education students are not required to complete this process for North Carolina community college courses.  Please email with any questions.

Please read the following information regarding Visiting Coursework:

  • An Appalachian student who wishes to take coursework at another collegiate institution must receive approval from Appalachian State University PRIOR to enrollment at the other institution. Failure to secure prior approval may result in the coursework being deemed unacceptable for transfer.
  • An Appalachian student must be in academic “good standing” (he/she cannot be on academic probation)
  • Coursework at the lower division level (1000/2000) is evaluated by the Office of Transfer Services; coursework at the upper division level (3000/4000) is evaluated by the appropriate academic department.
  • If a student wishes to take coursework at another collegiate institution while concurrently enrolled at Appalachian, the combined total of credit hours for which he or she will be allowed to enroll cannot exceed 18 semester hours.
  • Permission may not be granted if the course for which the student is requesting to take at another institution is scheduled and available at Appalachian during the academic term in question.
  • Grades earned at another collegiate institution will not be computed in or allowed to affect the grade-point-average at Appalachian.
  • To graduate from Appalachian, a student must complete the following in residence:
    • As a minimum, the final thirty (30) hours (students who study abroad on an Appalachian-approved exchange are excluded from this provision); and,
    • A minimum of eighteen (18) semester hours in the major and (if applicable) nine (9) semester hours in the minor; and
    • At least 25% of the credit hours required for the degree

Visiting Coursework Request Instructions

  1. Login to your AppalNet account, under Quick LInks choose (direct link to web self-service), then click Student tab, scroll to locate and select Visiting Coursework.
  2. Review Student Responsibilities and agree to the terms and conditions.
  3. Select the appropriate term, state, and school.
  4. Use the search tool on the Transfer Course List to determine how the course(s) you plan to take will transfer back to Appalachian. To determine if courses are applicable to General Education requirements, hover over the ASU TITLE, a window will appear indicating if the course applies to General Education.
  5. If the course you wish to take is not found on the Transfer Course List, email the course description to the Office of Transfer Services at OTS will review the course information and reply indicating if/how the course will transfer to Appalachian.
  6. Review the schedule of classes from the school you wish to attend and verify the course(s) is offered at the institution.
  7. When you are ready to select the course(s) you plan to take, click ADD. A window will appear allowing you to select the reason(s) for taking the course. The course(s) will appear at the bottom of the screen. If you have credit for a course, the system will not allow you to add it. Contact the Office of Transfer Services (828-262-7877 or if you have questions.
  8. Review the list of courses you have chosen. If there are courses you do not wish to submit, click REMOVE to delete the course. A window will appear to verify the deletion.
  9. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate dean's office for review.
  10. You will be notified at your ASU e-mail account after a decision is made. If approved, a letter will be attached to the email that you can provide to the visiting institution (Transient Approval Form)
  11. Student should submit a final transcript upon completion of the coursework to the Office of Transfer Services.

Students can also complete the hard copy Visiting Course Request Form and email it to or deliver it to 130 John E. Thomas Hall.

Student Responsibilities

  • It is the student’s responsibility to communicate with his/her advisor to determine how the course meets degree requirements.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to follow the admission requirements and registration procedures at the visiting collegiate institution.
  • If you require credit for courses at the 3000 level or above, you must receive written approval from the departmental chairperson before submitting your request. Departmental approvals should be sent to the Office of Transfer Services at
  • Upon completion of the coursework, the student should submit a final official transcript to the Office of Transfer Services at Appalachian.
  • A student will not receive transfer credit for any course with a grade lower than “C”. “C-“and below will not transfer.
  • A student cannot repeat a course at another institution in order to remove a low grade earned in a course taken at Appalachian. Grades earned at another collegiate institution will not be computed in or allowed to affect the grade-point-average at Appalachian.
  • The approval is only valid for the term indicated. 
  • A course will not be approved for transfer unless all prerequisites are completed prior to enrollment in the course.
  • Failure to request prior permission may result in the course(s) not being accepted.