Frequently Asked Questions
Auditing a Course
If you wish to audit a course in addition to your regular semester courses, you should discuss this desire with the instructor of the course during the drop/add period. The instructor must approve your auditing the course and he or she will decide the level of your participation in the course, e.g., whether or not you should take tests, etc. You may take this action without any interaction with the Registrar's Office.
If you decide during the semester that you cannot continue auditing the course, it would be courteous to inform the instructor. If you continue auditing through the entire semester and want a formal record of the audit to appear on your transcript, you should pick up an audit validation form from the Registrar's Office during the last week of classes, have the instructor sign the form and return it to the Registrar's Office before the end of the exam period.
If you are taking a fifth course on a pass/fail basis and decide by mid-semester that you must drop the course but would like to continue in it as an audit, discuss this with the instructor and proceed as above in auditing the course, but remember to drop the course as a pass/fail course.
Additional information on this topic is available at the Office of the Registrar.