Auditing Courses

College of Engineering Policy


An auditor is a student who attends a class to acquire knowledge, but not to earn credits or a grade. Audited courses do not count toward completing degree requirements. An auditor may not change his or her status after the fifth week of classes for standard courses. Auditors must attend classes regularly, complete assigned reading, and participate in discussions, but they are excused from examinations.

Auditors are admitted to a course on a space-available basis and with the approval of the instructor. Auditors are subject to the full tuition and fees of the course.

PhD students who have completed all departmental/division course requirements are entitled to audit officially one course each semester, excluding Summer Term, without further tuition charge. Students may not audit Engineering 900-level, language, physical education, studio, or laboratory courses. Students eligible to audit a course should confirm their eligibility with the department/division.