Auditing a Course

If you wish to gain exposure to a course without earning credit in it, you may choose to audit that course. Permission of the instructor is required before you can do so.


After obtaining the instructor’s approval signature and departmental stamp on an override form, you must enroll for the course and indicate that the course is to be audited. You must also pay all applicable tuition and fees.


You are responsible for attending class regularly and participating in a satisfactory manner, but you aren’t required to complete written assignments or exams. You are responsible for consulting with the instructor to determine acceptable satisfactory performance.


You receive a grade of "AU" (audit) for satisfactory attendance and classroom participation. However, be aware that this grade does not count in calculating your grade point average, toward graduation, or in meeting professional requirements.


If, in the instructor’s judgment, you have not conscientiously participated, the course will be expunged from your record. If you are living in university housing, contact the Office of Residence Life to see if audited units will count in your term total for determining full-time status and housing eligibility. Audits are not used in credit-unit totals for determining financial aid eligibility.


With your instructor’s signature and stamp, you may change your enrollment in a course from audit to credit-bearing or from credit-bearing to audit—as long as the changes in enrollment occur before the published deadline for adding courses. See the current term’s schedule of classes for this deadline.


After you complete a course as an audit, the "AU" on your permanent record may not be changed to a credit-earning grade; however, you may take a previously audited course for credit.


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