Auditing a Course

Auditing a course allows you to attend a course without receiving credit or a grade. It is an option for a non-degree student interested in the subject matter, who may not have time for the commitment required for graded class participation. Auditing is the only way a person who is not receiving credit is permitted to regularly attend a class.

An auditor is considered a passive learner, expected to attend classes with reasonable consistency and complete some assigned work. The degree to which participation and feedback are required can vary as this is an agreement between the student and the instructor.  Other than simply attending the class, the extent of auditor participation (taking exams, receiving instructor feedback on papers, etc.) is at the discretion of the course instructor.  Students will be registered as auditors and receive an audit grade "L" on their transcript which will not impact grade point average (GPA).

Who Can Audit A Course?

Only non-degree students may audit a course.

How Can I Audit a Course?

Effective Spring 2018, non-degree students who wish to audit are to complete a Request to Audit Course Form and return it to the Office of the Registrar within the first three weeks of a fall/spring semester, or the second day of a winter/summer session. This form includes the basic information of the course to be audited, and the signed consent of the student and instructor on the terms of auditing.

» Request to Audit Course Form (pdf)

What is the Cost of Auditing a Course?

The student is responsible for the standard tuition and fees associated with adding/dropping or withdrawing from the course. Audited courses do not count towards financial aid eligibility.

Guidelines for Auditing a Course

  • A non-degree student may only request to change from credit to audit status up to the third week of a fall/spring semester, or the second day of a winter/summer session.
  • A non-degree student may only request to revert from audit status back to credit status up to the third week of a fall/spring semester, or the  second day of a winter/summer session.
  • Standard tuition and fees associated with registering for a course apply to an audited course
  • Audited courses cannot be repeated
  • An audited course will not count towards degree requirements
  • An "L" grade is issued for an audited course