Degree- or certificate-seeking students wishing to count a course taken at Appalachian prior to enrollment admission into the program: A student may, with permission of the program director, request approval from the Graduate School to include on a program of study up to 9 hours of graduate coursework taken as a graduate student at Appalachian prior to the term of admission into the degree or certificate program at Appalachian. These requests are not automatic and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. These hours are subject to the seven (7) year time limit requirement at graduation.
Applying ASU Graduate Certificate Credits Toward Degree Programs: Hours completed to meet the requirements of an earned Appalachian State University graduate certificate may potentially be applied toward a graduate degree within the same or closely related discipline. The hours must be applied in the degree Program of Study on a course-by-course basis andmust meet the appropriate standards for use in the degree. Certificate hours transferred may not exceed 50% of the total degree program requirements. If these hours are equal to or exceed 50% of the degree program requirements, additional transfer credits are not allowed.
Non-degree students wishing to take a graduate course: After admission as graduate non-degree, students must obtain permission from the instructor and either the department chair or graduate program director to enroll in a graduate course. This permission is not automatic, and several programs do not allow non-degree students to enroll in their courses. The form for this purpose is available from the Graduate School.