The purpose of auditing a class is to allow a student to study in a class without the pressure of grades, while indicating on the student's transcript that the student has attended and participated in the class.
Full-time students may audit one course per term by obtaining permission from the instructor and their academic adviser. Non-enrolled students may register to audit up to two classes per term by obtaining the permission of the instructors and the Registrar no later than the last day of the add period. Audited classes do not count toward a student’s academic class load.
Auditing students must also pay all fees for laboratory classes or classes with additional materials. Students taking courses for credit will have priority over auditors when space is limited.
A student who wishes to change from credit to audit or audit to credit in a course may do so only during the drop/add period at the beginning of the term.
Auditing students are required to fulfill the same attendance requirements in the course as enrolled students. Beyond attendance, instructors may require an auditor to participate in whatever requirements of a course that they determine constitute adequate participation. Instructors and auditors will stipulate by contract at the beginning of the term the amount of work that will be required.
Students who successfully complete the instructor’s requirements will receive an “AU” on their transcripts. Audits that are not successfully completed will not appear on a student’s transcript.