Undergraduate Academic Services

Welcome to the Undergraduate Academic Services Office of the College of Arts & Sciences! The College is home to 5,500 students within 16 academic departments, 3 interdisciplinary programs, and Watauga Residential College. Please use this page as a resource to find answers to your questions.


The best place to get information about your degree requirements is DegreeWorks! Go to your AppalNet account and click on the icon. 



Get more information, contact your advisor, or contact us at cas-students [at] appstate [dot] edu


Attention December 2014 Graduation Applicants

All students with at least 92 earned hours at the beginning of fall term will be sent an email from the Registrar's Office with instructions for applying for graduation. If you feel you will be completing all graduation requirements by December 12 , 2014, you should complete the application through your AppalNet account. You will receive an email from this office with your graduation status late in the fall semester. Read this carefully; shortages are listed in an attachment to the email.


Attention May 2015 Graduation Applicants

The process for applying for graduation has changed. You must apply for graduation during the Fall 2014 semester if you plan to graduate in May 2015. All students who have at least 86 earned hours at the beginning of the fall semester will be sent an email from the Registrar's Office by the end of the 2nd week of fall semester with instructions for applying. If you believe all coursework will be completed by May 8, 2014, you may apply for graduation. The deadline for applying for May graduation is the end of the 4th week of the fall semester. You will receive an email from this office during the month of October listing the courses you still need to graduate to assist you in registering for spring 2015.

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT apply for MAY 2015 graduation if you will be taking summer 2015 courses; you will be August graduates and will apply for graduation in the spring. You may still walk in the May commencement ceremony. 


Important Dates:

  • First Day of Fall 2014 Classes - August 19
  • Free Drop/Add Period - August 19-25
  • Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Graduation Application Becomes Available Online - August 26
  • Deadline to Apply for Fall Commencement (Names Cannot Be Added to Printed Program After This Date) - September 23
  • Last Day to Drop a Full Semester Course - October 23
  • Last Day of Classes - December 5
  • Commencement - December 13
  • Grades Due - December 15