Policy 5.2.3 - Auditing Courses

Any individual may audit a College class based on the following:

A. The individual pays the normal tuition and fees. However, any person who is at least 65 years old may audit non-self-supporting occupational extension courses without the payment of any required registration fee or tuition provided the individual meets the other criteria listed herein. A student may be charged local fees associated with the courses.

B. Auditing students do not take tests or examinations; they do not receive grades, credit or financial aid; and they cannot later change the “audit” to credit.

C. Students auditing a course must meet the same course prerequisite and attendance standards as all other students in the course. Auditing a course will not meet the prerequisite of any sequential or higher-level course.

D. Auditing is subject to open seats in the course; a student who audits a course shall not displace other students seeking to enroll in the course for a grade and credit.

E. Students who audit a course and withdraw or are dropped from the course will be issued a grade of “W.”

F. Students who desire to audit must inform their instructor at the first class session. Students must notify the Registrar during the first week of the semester. Audits appear on the grade report as “AU.”

Adopted: January 8, 2020
Legal Reference: 1D SBCCC 700.1; S.L. 2017-57