Audit is a registration status allowing students to attend a course without receiving credit. Audit units do not count toward full-time status, nor do audited courses count toward the determination of continuous enrollment.
Registration for audit is at the course instructor's discretion; at the time of approval for audit registration, the instructor and student will agree upon the student's level of participation in the class. The instructor may administratively drop the student for nonattendance or non-participation.
The deadline for course audits is the same as the deadline for withdrawing from a course. For class registration dates, see Registration Dates and Deadlines.
Students may change registration in a course from credit to audit under the following conditions:
- Prior to the deadline, students may change from credit to audit (or vice versa) with instructor approval.
- After the deadline, students may change from credit to audit (or vice versa) with instructor and Dean’s approval.
- Students must be admitted to the University of Arizona to enroll in audit courses. Students not currently admitted to the University of Arizona must submit an application and be admitted as a non-degree seeking student in order to audit courses. See Graduate Admissions or Undergraduate Admissions.
Students must enroll in the course and acquire the instructor's consent to audit the course. Refer to the Office of the Registrar for the current process.
Tuition and Fees for auditing courses are the same as for credit courses.
- A grade of O is awarded for courses taken for audit. This grade is not included in the GPA.
- A grade of WO is awarded if the student withdraws after the deadline to drop without a grade of W.
- A grade of XO is awarded in the following circumstances:
- if the agreed upon level of participation by the student in an audit enrollment is not met.
- if the student is administratively dropped from an audited course after the deadline to drop without a grade of W.
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