Auditing a Course

Any student who wishes to audit a course must follow the procedures as outlined below.  Master's students may only audit a course in their first three terms (i.e., their residency period).  Ph.D. students may only audit courses in their first six terms (i.e., their residency period). Registration for an audit is available from the first day of courses until the last day to add a course. Students auditing courses will not be eligible to write examinations in the course and will not in any circumstances be granted credit for it. Fees are payable as indicated under Fees and a course may not be changed from credit to audit or from audit to credit status after the last date for dropping classes without a “W”.
A student auditing a course is expected to attend the course, but is not expected to prepare assignments, write papers, tests or examinations. They do not receive credit for the course, but it does appear on their transcript with the notation “AUD”.

  1. Students shoud discuss their plan to audit a course with their supervisor.
  2. Once registered for the course the student must  fill out a Graduate Student Program Update Form to reflect the audit. Without this form, the Faculty of Graduate Studies will not approve the audit and will charge the student the full audit fee.
  3. The Faculty of Graduate Studies is enforcing a restriction on the number of audits a student may take: Master's students can have only 1 full credit (2 - 3 credit hour classes); PhD students can have two full credit (4 - 3 credit hour classes).
  4. Audits must be relevant to the student's program - e.g., Introduction to Spanish will not be approved.
  5. Audits are processed after the last day of registration and are based on classroom availability. Just because you follow these steps does not guarantee that your audit will be approved.