Auditing a Course

The term “audit” comes from Latin audire, translating as 'to hear'.  Auditing a course allows a student to attend a course without being required to participate in the academic component of the course such as; completing course work or writing examinations.  There is no benefit of a grade or credit for an audited course and audited courses do not contribute towards program requirements.  A student may want to audit a course for interest, self-enrichment or academic exploration. 

How Do I Audit A Course?

A completed request to Audit a Course must be submitted to Enrolment Services.

Fees will be assessed once the student is registered in the audit course. It is the student's responsibility to pay all required fees. For additional information about fees, please connect with the Accounts Office.

Auditing a course is dependent upon class size and other factors that the instructor and the department establish.  Students must receive permission of the instructor of the course and the permission of the Chair/Director of the department. 

Only undergraduate level courses may be considered for auditing purposes.

Courses with laboratory or practicum components may not be audited.

Audited courses may NOT be converted to credit regardless of the participation/work completed.

For audited courses, a grade of "AU" will appear on a student’s official transcript. It will not contribute towards program requirements or average calculations.

Deadlines and Enrolment Status

Regular course registration and drop deadlines apply to audit courses.  Registration deadlines can be found in the Academic Calendar under the Important Deadlines heading.

Auditing a course does not contribute towards enrolment load and are not considered in calculating full-time or part-time status.

Students must complete the Audit A Course form and submit to Enrolment Services.