Transferring Credits

Transfer Credit Policy

Transferability refers to the conditions under which the University accepts credits from other postsecondary institutions for inclusion in a student’s record. At App State, only courses with a grade of 'C' (2.0) or higher from regionally accredited institutions are eligible to transfer and be counted as transferable hours for admission purposes.

Additionally, we do NOT accept developmental or supplemental coursework. Please see additional information on transferring credits below.

Preliminary Evaluation

Preliminary Evaluation requests submitted directly to Transfer Admissions & Engagement will typically be completed within 10 - 15 business days. During heavy articulation, the timeframe may be extended up to 20 business days. You can create your own preliminary evaluation prior to your application to Appalachian State University by utilizing the Transfer Equivalency Course Search.

Residency Policy & Credit Limitations

Note: To graduate from Appalachian, an undergraduate student must fulfill the following residency requirements:

Transfer Equivalency Course Search

The Transfer Equivalency Course Search is used to determine how courses completed at other institutions may transfer to Appalachian State University.

Common Numbering System (CNS) Transfer Course Search

The CNS Transfer Course Search was developed by the UNC System Office to help a prospective transfer student determine how courses completed at other 4-year UNC institutions and at a NC Community College may transfer to any UNC System 4-year school. Entering a course into the search will provide output showing how the course transfers to any of the University of North Carolina System's 4-year schools. Of note, if your Common Numbering System (CNS) course isn’t transferring the way you expect when you get to App State, you can initiate the UNC CNS Transfer Credit Appeal Procedure.

International Credit

Students who have attended any college or university outside of the United States and wish to receive transfer credit at Appalachian will need to have their transcript(s) evaluated by a NACES-accredited foreign credential evaluation service.

Military Credit

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between two or more colleges and universities documenting the transfer policies for a specific academic program or degree in general.