Auditing allows a student to observe the instruction of a course without earning credit. Auditing grants the privilege of hearing and observing course information. Participation, discussion, and access to online materials is at the discretion of the instructor.
Computer Science & Engineering, Geoscience, Physical Education, Creative Writing, Foreign Language, Studio/Ensemble, Thesis, Dissertation, Online, and Hybrid courses, and any course(s) that charges a lab fee may not be audited.
Steps to audit a course:
- Use Course Lookup and check to see if the course is still available.
- Obtain the Application to Audit a Course from the Office of the Registrar at the Welcome Center in the Student Service Building. The application is distributed beginning the first day of the semester through the full-term session census day.
- Fill out the top portion and course information on the application.
- Take the application to the instructor for written approval.
- Remember that some courses cannot be audited.
- Take the completed application to the Office of the Registrar at the Welcome Center in the Student Service Building for processing.
- Deadline to submit the application form is the full-term census day for the semester. Census day can be found in the Comet Calendar.
- Bring your picture-id for processing. If over 65 years of age, a government issued ID showing date of birth will be required. If under 22 years of age and not a current student, vaccination documentation is required.
- If you plan to audit a graduate course, transcript proof of undergraduate degree is required.
- Once processed, proceed to the Bursar’s Office and pay the non-refundable audit fee and purchase a mandatory non-refundable parking decal. Please visit the Bursar’s website for information on fees.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if I decide to drop the course I was approved to audit?
Depending on the time of the semester, you may receive a withdrawal for the course. Additionally, no monies will be refunded for the class.
What proof can I get to show that I audited the course?
You may order an official transcript which will reflect the audit course. Instructions on how to order a transcript can be found on the Transcripts page.
The Office of the Registrar has stated that I cannot audit a course. How can I appeal this decision?
The audit rules are defined in the Academic Catalog and there is no appeal process to audit an ineligible course.
How can I get access to eLearning/online course tools for the class I am auditing?
Auditing grants the privilege of hearing and observing course information. Participation, discussion, and access to online materials is at the discretion of the instructor.