Auditing a Course


What does it mean to Audit a Course?

Auditing a course means that you attend lectures but you are not required to submit any coursework or write exams. Therefore, you will not receive any credit for the course. The course will appear on your transcript with an “AU” (audit) designation in place of a grade.

 The fee for auditing a course is one-half of the regular tuition fee plus all of the incidental fees.

How to Audit a Course?

To audit a course, you must first see the course instructor for permission to register as an Auditor. If the instructor grants you permission, an email will be sent to the Registration Office where you will be registered into the course. A registration representative will notify you either by email or phone that you are registered.  

Proof of registration may be obtained by going to your WebAdvisor account and clicking on My Account under Financial Information.  Within the Student Finance tab, click on Student Finance, and the Account Summary and Payment screen will appear.  This will show you how much tuition you owe when classes begin.  To print a statement of your account, click on Account Details, and then click View Statement.  Your statement will appear in portable document format [PDF].

How to Change a Course from Credit to Audit

If you decide to change the course from credit to audit after your initial registration, you must see the course instructor for permission. The written permission form must be submitted during the Course Add/Drop period appropriate to the term in which the course is offered.

Students who wish to change their status in a course from credit to audit, or from audit to credit, after the course change period has passed, must submit a written appeal to the Senate Appeals Committee. Such an appeal must include written approval for this change from the instructor of the course.

Dropping an Audited Course

Students who wish to drop a course, which they are auditing (after the final academic withdrawal date), must appeal in writing to the Senate Appeals Committee.

For more information, please refer to the Regulations and Policies section of the Academic Calendar.