Students may register in an "audit" status for courses but those registered as audit receive no letter grades or credit. Students pay the same fees as though they were registering for credit. If auditing students do not attend regularly, instructors may determine that the students should not have audited courses placed on the record. Students registering for a course for credit may change to an audit status or vice versa during the first six weeks of a term; thereafter the change may not be made. Veterans attending under the GI Bill do not receive benefits for audited classes. ISAC Monetary Award and Pell (Basic) Grant recipients may not include audit classes as part of the total to qualify for payment.
Graduate students may register for courses in an "Audit" status, but those who do so receive neither a letter grade nor credit. If an auditing student does not attend regularly, the instructor may determine that no entry should be placed on the student's academic record. With permission of her/his Graduate Program Director, a graduate student who has registered for a course for credit may change to an audit status (or vice versa) during the first three weeks of the academic term; thereafter the change may not be made. A graduate student who has registered for a course for credit may not change to an audit status (or vice versa) for any course which is scheduled for fewer than eight (8) weeks.
Graduate students who hold assistantships, fellowships, or scholarships must check with the Graduate Records and Admissions Office before making such changes, since their level of financial support may be affected. Veterans attending under the GI Bill do not receive benefits for audited classes.
Approved by Chancellor effective 1/9/92
This policy was issued on February 1, 1996, replacing the October 2, 1995 version.
Document Reference: 1C13
Origin: UC #20/4; CC 21-91/92; PVP 2/17/92