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Auditing a Course

Type: Enrollment
Effective Date: 6/1/2012

Auditing a course means that the student regularly attends scheduled class sessions, but earns no credit and no grade. Auditing students participate in class and sometimes complete assignments and take examinations, but do not receive an A,B, C, D, or F grade from the instructor. Auditing offers students the option of exploring a course(s) without affecting their grade point average (GPA).

Auditing Students:

  • are responsible for attending class regularly and participating in a satisfactory manner.
  • are not required to complete written assignments or exams.
  • are responsible for consulting with the instructor to determine acceptable satisfactory performance.
  • receive a grade of "AU" (audit) for satisfactory attendance and classroom participation. However, the “AU” grade does not count in calculating the student’s GPA, toward graduation, or in meeting professional requirements. If, in the instructor’s judgment, the student has not conscientiously participated, the course will be expunged from the student’s record.

Changing Enrollment from “Audit” to “Credit-Bearing.” Prior to the published deadline for adding courses, students may change their enrollment in a course from audit to credit-bearing or from credit-bearing to audit—but only with the instructor’s signature and stamp.

The grading option may be changed after the close of Drop/Add if the student fills out a "Petition to Change from Credit to Audit after the Deadline" form or a "Petition to Change from Audit to Credit after the Deadline" form found on the Registrar’s Website under Forms and Policies.

After a student completes a course as an audit, the "AU" on their permanent record may not be changed to a credit-earning grade; however, students may retake a previously audited course for credit.

Fees may apply. See Registrar's Office (Fee appears on the form) for current fees.
Petition eligible: Yes
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