Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-degree seeking students are individuals who do not plan to receive a degree from Appalachian. The coursework cannot be used for admission to undergraduate or graduate degree programs. Applicants who are not accepted as a degree-seeking first-year, transfer or graduate students are not eligible for non-degree status. Non-degree students may take a maximum of 18 hours each semester. Because this classification is designed for students taking courses purely for their edification, academic advisors are not assigned.

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Non-degree applicants are accepted on a space-available basis so are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

New to Appalachian

  • complete undergraduate admission application (choose non-degree as entrance status)
  • pay a non-refundable application fee of $65
  • complete conduct review (if selected)

Returning to Appalachian

Helpful information

  • Students wishing to gain a teaching licensure should contact the Appalachian Transition to Teaching Program.
  • If you would like to take a course with a pre-requisite, you will need to provide the appropriate transcripts of these pre-requisites to the academic department offering this course.
  • If you are currently enrolled in high school, you must provide the appropriate permissions from the high school counselor, a parent/guardian, AND faculty member from course(s) for which you seek to register.
  • If you are seeking joint enrollment, you must provide approval to attend Appalachian and proof of good standing in writing from your home institution.
  • Feel free to contact an admissions counselor if you have questions.

To learn more about courses offered at Appalachian, review our course catalog for a comprehensive list with descriptions.

Frequently asked questions

Have a question? Check out our list of frequently asked questions. If you don't find the answer there, feel free to contact our office to speak with an admission counselor.