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Auditing a Course

The audit option provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to attend a course, but carries no earned credit with no standard letter grade. Participation in the course will be evidenced by the "AUD" grade designation on the transcript. The "AUD" grade designation does not affect a student's GPA.

Additionally, the following policies apply to audited courses:

  • Credits for courses taken using the audit option are not counted in clearance for graduation (Granting of Degrees policy); thus major requirements cannot be taken using the audit option.
  • The credits for courses taken using this option count toward the maximum term credits allotted to full-time students for their program of study. Full-time undergraduate students who audit a course that raises their term credits above the maximum are billed on a per-credit basis for the term credits above 20. Full-time graduate students and all part-time students will be billed for the audited course on a per-credit basis. 
  • Due to pedagogical or other considerations, some courses may not be audited.
  • In order to take a course using the audit option, you must secure approval from both the instructor and your academic advisor before the close of the course add/drop period.
  • Students may not change the option to audit courses or petition to take these courses for credit after the end of the course add/drop period.
  • Students are not eligible to register for online courses using the audit option.
  • Instructors will not be able to assign a grade during grade submission for students electing this option.
  • Students electing this option will receive an automatic grade of "AUD."

How to Audit a Course

You may register for courses using the audit option during the course add/drop period. Registration is subject to the approval of the course instructor and your academic advisor. Your academic advisor will assist you in determining whether the audit option is an appropriate option for you.

  • Registration is subject to course availability within established enrollment limits.  No new course sections will be added.
  • If you wish to add a course using the audit option, you are required to check the "Add Audit" box found at the bottom of the course add/drop grid on the Add/Drop/Withdraw Form [PDF]. You are not able to register for a class you are auditing.
  • The form must be submitted to Drexel Central by the close of business Friday of Week 1 of the add/drop period.