Frequently Asked Questions

1. What happens if I drop below 12 hours?

A lot depends on your situation.  Typically the only major thing that happens is you are taking more time to degree completion.  It can also have an impact on your earning the 67% of attempted hours that you have to have so you don’t get an “Academic Probation Warning.”  For more information on that policy, go here.  That same issue can sometimes affect Financial Aid as well. It is a good idea to communicate with a Financial Aid counselor to be sure about your situation.

2. I’m thinking of transferring to another institution.  What do I need to do?

Basically transferring is just like coming to college the first time.  You need to decide which school you want to attend and then see what that institution wants you to do. Typically the only thing ASU does in this process is send an official transcript.  You can find out how to make that happen by checking here.  You may also want to do some research on the school you want to apply to in order to find out how your credit will transfer and if they are requiring particular classes before you can apply.  The curriculum and requirements are different at every school so it really pays to do some work before deciding.

3. I am thinking about stepping out for a semester or two after this semester.  What do I need to do?

The first thing to do is to complete the Enrollment Discontinuation form on the “Student” tab in your AppalNet account.  When you are ready to return, start here.  It is a good idea to start the return process several months before you want to return. 

4. I’m thinking of taking some online classes this summer.  How can I search for them?

Start by initiating a class search on AppalNet.

Highlight all of the Subjects.  (If you highlight the first and scroll down to the bottom and then hold Shift and click the last, all will highlight.)

Go to Schedule Type and select “Web Based – Entirely (100)”

Then click the “Class Search” button.

It can take a bit, but all online classes will load and you can then look for ones that fit your degree program.

Use this document to see what it looks like.

You may also want to make sure an online class is right for you.  This link can help you to make that decision.

5. My AppalNet account says I have required advising but I have already met with my advisor.  Do I need to schedule another appointment?

No you don’t.  Advisors don’t have any way to remove that message.  It is really just saying that according to your hours, GPA or major that you have required advising.  Check DegreeWorks to make sure notes are there and see what your advisor said about when and how you will receive your PIN number.  Check this for more information.

6. How do I apply for admission to the Communicaton, Electronic Media, Broadcasting program?

You need to complete an online form on their website.  Just go here and read the information carefully before you complete the form.  It is very important to understand that this is just for admission to the program, you would still need to officially declare your major.