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Academic Support

Belk Library and Information Commons

The libraries offer a full suite of services including:

  • checking out books and other media
  • scanning, faxing and other technology assistance
  • instruction and guidance on finding and evaluating resources

Belk Library and Information Commons

Class Absence Notification

The Office of the Dean of Students provides Class Absence Notifications for students with documented emergent situations and extenuating circumstances. Formal documentation/verification must be submitted by the student.

Notification of a class absence does not excuse students from classes and/or course requirements. It is a means through which information can be shared regarding emergent and extenuating circumstances. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the instructors and determine a mutually agreed upon arrangement for missed work. The ultimate decision regarding absences and the resulting influence those absences have on grades or course progression is at the discretion of the instructor in consideration of policies outlined via course syllabi.

Office of the Dean of Students
Suite 324 Plemmons Student Union

Dropping a Class

Steps for Dropping a Course

Office of the Registrar
John Thomas Hall, Room 105-134


A grade report of an "I" (incomplete) may be given if a student has completed the majority of the work in a class but sickness or some other unavoidable cause has prevented the student from completing course work. It is the decision of the faculty member to allow an incomplete. 

To request an incomplete, the student must directly contact their faculty member. The student is responsible for checking with the instructor in regards to deadlines for completing the work required for the course. The Incomplete must be completed within one semester however, the instructor may choose to set another deadline, which may be less than one semester. After one semester (or the deadline set by the instructor), the Incomplete will be changed to a grade of "F" if the course work has not been completed. 
Note: A student cannot graduate with an "I" on their record. 

Office of Disability Resources

Office of Disability Resources (ODR) is the designated office to assist eligible students with disabilities by determining access needs and coordinating academic adjustments in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504).

Individuals are encouraged to begin the requesting accommodation process as early as possible. Once both the disclosure form and appropriate documention is received by ODR, a determination of eligibility and related accommodations will be made. 

Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar provides academic support services including student services and academic records maragement, degree and diploma processing, and student information systems management. They provide information about registration, academic records, residency status, and degrees. 

John Thomas Hall, Room 105-134

Area Phone Fax Email
General Information 828-262-2050 828-262-3136 [email protected]
Enrollment Verification  828-262-6818  828-262-3136  [email protected]
Undergraduate Readmission 828-262-2097 828-262-7043 [email protected]
Registration  828-262-3135  828-262-3136  [email protected]
Student Records  828-262-2096 828-262-7043  [email protected]
Transcripts  828-262-2052  828-262-7043  [email protected]
Undergraduate Graduation  828-262-2051  828-262-7043  [email protected]

Student Learning Center

The Student Learning Center provides University Tutorial Services and Academic Strategy Instruction, both of which are offered to all undergraduate students. 

Academic Strategy Instruction teaches strategies for academic success such as time management, effective study skills, reading efficiency, test-taking tips, organization, etc. Sessions are offered via one-credit hour elective courses, or one-on-one consultation sessions. 

Tutoring services include small group tutoring, LEAD tutoring (Chemisty), and learning labs. For questions, or to find out about course availability for tutoring, email [email protected] 

Second Floor D.D. Dougherty Hall


Located in the department of Wellness and Prevention Services, WE COACH offers help with basic problem solving and goal setting concerning most topics. Some of these topics include:

  • time management
  • study skills
  • relationship/friendship troubles
  • self-care strategies
  • early graduation
  • double majoring
  • adjusting to App as a transfer student
  • being a non-traditional student
  • being a student parent

To schedule an appointment:

Wellness & Prevention Services
Miles Annas Building

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center is a free resource available to all Appalachian State students. Consultants are experienced writers and attentive readers who will work with you one-on-one to assist with any aspect of the writing process. You may schedule an appointment, or walk-in.

Room 204 Belk Library and Information Commons
Make an appointment: WCOnline


A withdrawal means a student is leaving the university during a semester. There are several ways a student can withdraw from Appalachian during semester. Please review the following withdrawal options and follow the steps outlined:

General Withdrawal
Enrollment Discontinuation Form
Late or Retroactive Withdrawal
Medical Course Reduction (Student Health Service)