Audit Option

  • Issuing Office: Office of the Provost / Office of the University Registrar
  • Issued: December 1, 2008

Policy Statement

The Audit Option provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity of attending a course, but carries no credit and 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.

  • Credits for courses taken using the Audit Option are not counted in clearance for graduation (please reference the 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 will be billed for the audited course on a per-credit basis. Part-time graduate students will be billed for the audited course on a per-credit basis.
  • Part time students who choose to audit a course will be charged 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 students must secure approval from both the instructor and their Academic Advisor before the close of the course adjustment period.
  • Students may not change the option to Audit courses or petition to take these courses for credit after the close of the course adjustment 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".

Registering for a Course Using the Audit Option

Students may register for courses using the Audit Option during the course adjustment period. Registration is subject to the approval of the course instructor and the student's Academic Advisor. The Academic Advisor will assist the student in determining whether the Audit Option is an appropriate option for the student.

  • Registration is subject to course availability within established enrollment limits. No new course sections will be added.
  • Students wishing to add a course using the Audit Option are required to check the "Add Audit" box found at the bottom of the course add/drop grid on the Add/Drop/Withdraw form.

The form must be submitted to the Student Resource Center (SRC) by the end of the course adjustment period