Auditing a course allows a student to take a class without the benefit of a grade or credit for a course. A student who audits a course does so for the purposes of self-enrichment and academic exploration. The course is offered ONLY on a space-available basis with the approval of the instructor of the course.
In the event that a student is 65 years of age or older, tuition for an audited course is free of charge. Credit value of audited courses is included in the semester load for determining fees and the maximum number of credits carried each year. Audited courses do not fulfill full-time status requirements for scholarship, financial aid, or insurance purposes.
Students must register for courses they wish to audit prior to the end of the Add/Drop period. Courses for audit cannot be changed to courses for credit after this period. Additionally, courses taken for credit cannot be changed to audit once the Add/Drop period has passed.
Students cannot audit laboratory or performance skills courses (e.g., foreign language courses, art classes, public speaking, practicums, clinical courses, etc.). Audited courses carry no academic credit, do not fulfill degree requirements, and may affect a student’s classification as a full-time student.