Auditing (taking a course without receiving credit) enables a
student to sit in on a class which would be valuable but in which
the student does not wish to enroll because of weak background, a
desire to reduce course load, etc. An audit does count as academic
load. That is, if an overload is incurred, the student must meet
the minimum GPA requirements and will be charged accordingly.
A student's registration may be changed from credit to audit or
from audit to credit, but may not do so later than the fifth day of
classes in the term. To audit a course, the student must pick up an
Audit Approval Form from the Registrar's Office and check with the
instructor who will determine if an Audit is permitted, what the
criteria for 'successful completion' are, and what degree of
participation will be expected or permitted. Then the student
should consult the advisor and return the signed form to the
A course successfully completed on an Audit basis does appear on
the student's permanent record. It does not count toward graduation
requirements, since no credit is given. It is assigned an "AU"
rather than a credit grade, and if the instructor decides that the
audit has been 'unsuccessful,' the instructor may direct that the
"AU" not be awarded and the Audit will be removed from the
(A friendly note: many students who sign up to Audit a course
later drop it or petition, unsuccessfully, to receive credit. Think
twice before auditing).
Exceptions & Questions: Contact Admissions
and Standing Committee.
to Rules & Procedures.