Auditing a course is the privilege of being present in class when space permits. An audit indicates attendance only and is not an indication of successful completion or passing a course section. No credit is awarded and no examinations are required. Auditing a course does not fulfill any prerequisite requirements. Attendance, participation in class, etc., are at the discretion of the instructor. Audits are reported on transcripts as a grade of “AU,” unless utilizing the Senior Citizen Option described below, and do not affect earned credits or GPA.
A student must register officially for the course and pay regular tuition, unless utilizing the Senior Citizen Option described below, during the specified registration and schedule adjustment period. A student may audit a particular course only once. Under extreme circumstances, a student may request to audit a course a second time through the approval process of department head, division chair, dean of curriculum programs and vice president for instructional services.
Students who receive financial aid should consult with the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs before auditing a course.
Senior Citizen Audit Option: Any student who is at least 65 years old may audit courses without payment of any required registration fee or tuition for the audit provided the audit is approved in accordance with policies adopted by the State Board of Community Colleges and there is no cost to the State. A student may be charged local fees associated with these course sections. A student will be allowed to audit a class under this section only on a space available basis after completing the admissions process. This section does not apply to audits of courses provided on a self-supporting basis. No credit is awarded, no examinations are required and no grade is reported on a student transcript for students who use this option.