Auditing a course


A student who wants to attend classes regularly but who does not wish to earn academic credit may register as an auditor. Auditing status should be clearly noted on the Add/Drop/Withdrawal Form and entered into the computer at the time of registration. Audit students must meet the course prerequisites unless the assigned instructor has provided written consent granting the student special admission. No credit is awarded for such courses, and credit cannot be granted at a later date.

Audited courses may not be used to fulfill prerequisite requirements for any class. A student may audit at most 12 credit hours per semester.

Once registered as an auditor, a student can only change to credit during the Add/Drop period by using an Add/Drop/Withdrawal Form. Similarly, a student enrolled for credit can only change to audit by using an Add/Drop/Withdrawal Form during the Add/Drop period.

Audit students should attend classes regularly and must pay all tuition and fees for any courses in which they enroll. Federal regulations stipulate that students cannot receive financial aid for courses being audited. The participation of auditors in class (whether via homework or lab assignments, in-class discussions, tests, presentations or other means) is completely at the instructor's discretion.

A grade of "AU" will be given to auditors. Students receiving an "AU" may not subsequently earn credit for that course through credit by examination; however, students may subsequently register and take the course "for credit."

Students who plan to transfer to other institutions should be aware that many colleges and universities do not allow students to take courses for credit after receiving an "Audit" for the course. Student should check with transfer institutions prior to auditing a course.

Please note:

  • Developmental courses cannot be audited.
  • Audited courses are not covered by financial aid.