Auditing a Course Guidelines

Students may enroll on an audit basis at the time of registration (see Registration Dates for details) or addition of a course. Students may change the status of their class to audit or change their status from audit back to graded according to the schedule below:

Session Calendar
Intersession 1
 5-week Session 4
 8-Week Session 4
10-Week Session 7
14-Week Session 6
16-Week Session 7
20-Week Session 8

How do I Audit a Course?

Students can declare audit status for a course by completing the Request to Audit a Course form and submitting it to the Registrar’s Office.

A student auditing a course must meet all prerequisites, unless they are also taking the course as a non-degree seeking, visiting student. Audited courses are not eligible for financial aid and will not count towards the completion of a degree or certificate. OTC will require the student to pay the full tuition and fees for an audited course.

Guidelines for Students and Instructors

  • Students who choose to audit a course should notify the instructor of that course on the first day of class.  The instructor will then establish expectations for the student related to the student’s participation in the course.  This includes expectations regarding class attendance and participation, completion of assignments and projects, and completion of tests.
  • Students auditing a course are held to the same behavioral standards as other students.  Students auditing a course may be removed from the course if they become a disruption to the learning process.
  • Students auditing a course will not receive a final letter grade.  Instead, they will receive a grade of “AU”.
  • Once a students submits a request to audit a course, the student cannot change the status to receive credit for the course after the deadline to submit a request to audit deadline.  The course may be repeated in a future semester for course credit.

Questions about Auditing a Course?  Faculty and students can contact:
Dr. Gavin O’Connor
Academic Ombudsman

Last Updated: 02/27/2023