Auditing Classes

Only students who have officially registered as such may audit a course. Audit registration is subject to class availability. Audit students who initially register for a course with limited enrollment may later be dropped if additional students register to take the course for credit.

For traditional undergraduate students, an application form requesting that the grading basis for a course be changed from letter grade to audit must be filed with the Registrar's Office no later than the end of the fourth week of the semester.

Audits are disallowed in the following courses:

  1. Courses that are required to fulfill the student’s degree plan,
  2. Courses the student will later take for credit, and
  3. Courses in which the professor or department disallows audits

In order for an Audit (AU) status to be recorded on a student’s transcript, the student must attend 75% of the course lectures. In the case of asynchronous online classes, students must actively participate in 75% of the course materials, as measured by responding to instruction (lectures, audio, video, etc.) through quizzes, online discussions, assignments, and other particular ways an instructor measures participation. If the student does not meet the minimum requirement of attendance, the student will receive either a Withdrawn Audit (WAU) status or Not Attended Audit (NAU) status for the class, and the student can be withdrawn from the class in these instances.

An audit course may not be changed to a credit course retroactively. For graduate and degree completion students, a credit course cannot be changed from credit to audit following the stated “add/drop period” for the course. For traditional undergraduate students, a credit course cannot be changed from credit to audit following the end of the fourth week of the fall/spring semester (please contact the registrar's office for information regarding summer deadlines).

Auditors pay the regular tuition rate for audited classes. Traditional undergraduate students’ tuition charges may exceed the block-rate tuition if the audited course causes them to exceed the 18-hour maximum.