In many courses, you may have the opportunity to audit the class, provided that space is available and instructor permission is granted. Auditing a course means you enroll in the class and attend it, but you forego receiving a grade or earning credit. You will not be formally recognized for your participation in the class.
As an auditor, you may be exempt from completing assignments and exams, but you may be required to participate fully in the class and associated activities. You should seek to clarify the instructor's expectations when seeking permission to audit.
- Auditors may be accepted into classes only with the consent of the instructor and if the class has not reached the maximum number of enrolled students.
- Course auditors normally will not be charged any tuition, but will be required to pay all laboratory or other fees connected to the course.
- Course auditors cannot be enrolled or listed on an official class roster. They will attend without credit or formal recognition and are not required to meet the requirements of the course.
- Course auditors may not subsequently request credit for the course although they may have completed all course requirements.
- Course auditors will be permitted for on-campus courses only. Course audits are NOT allowed in the following off-campus courses: internships, student teaching, practica, fieldwork, independent study, thesis, study abroad or similar type courses).
- Please review the College Catalog for complete policy information.
Auditing Request Process
- To audit a course, you will need to complete the Permission to Audit form on our forms page, which must be approved by the course instructor.
- Send or bring the form to the Registrar's Office by the end of the first week of classes by 4 p.m.
- The form also will be forwarded to Information Resources where you will be added to any online components, including associated Blackboard classrooms. This process may take up to 1-2 days to complete.