Withdrawal from the University

Students who find it necessary to withdraw (i.e., discontinue all classes) for the current term or a future term should use the Enrollment Discontinuation Form, also available in AppalNET/Web Self-Service under the Student tab.  Once you have submitted the online form, your Information is automatically forwarded to the Registrar's Office for withdrawal processing. If you have questions about the withdrawal process, please contact the Registrar's Office at (828) 262-2050 or registrar@appstate.edu.

Prior to the first day of classes for the term, the online form will serve as an Intent Not to Return for the future term for currently enrolled students. If you are a new undergraduate student and no longer plan to attend Appalachian, you should notify the Office of Admissions. If you are a new graduate student, you should notify Graduate Admissions.

Starting the first day of classes, discontinuing enrollment in all your classes is considered a Withdrawal for the term. If the withdrawal occurs after the official last day to withdraw from the term, there will be no refund and your grade(s) will be "WF". To find the last day to withdraw from the term, please refer to the academic calendar for that term.

The Withdrawal Checklist [PDF] provides students with detailed information about necessary steps they need to take in the withdrawal process.

Refund Policy

The term refund should be understood to mean either a)the repayment of money received by the University for tuition and fees, or b) a reduction of charges if tuition and fees have not yet been paid.

Withdrawal at any time during the academic term will entitle the student to a refund of any funds on their meal account.

Students who have prepaid tuition and fees will be due a full refund if they are academically ineligible to enroll. Students who do not enroll for other reasons will be due a refund less any advance payments made toward tuition, fees, and housing. Students who are required to withdraw for disciplinary reasons will be given a refund based on the University's normal refund schedule, as indicated.

Students receiving any type of financial aid (federal, state, institutional, or external) should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for an explanation of the Financial Aid Refund Policy [PDF].

Reduction of Class Schedule

  • If students reduce their class schedules (drop some but not all courses) during the Drop/Add period (defined as the first five days of classes for a fall or spring term or the first two days of classes in a summer term), 100% of the difference in tuition and fees between the original and revised schedules will be credited to their accounts.
  • Students who reduce their schedules (drop some but not all courses) after the Drop/Add period (defined as the first five days of classes for a fall or spring term or the first two days of classes in a summer term), will not be eligible for a refund.

Withdrawal from the University

If a student withdraws from the University (i.e. formally notifies the Registrar's Office that he or she is no longer attending ANY classes), a refund will be made based on the date of notification. Please check the links on the menu above for the dates/refund percentages by term.