Audit a Course

Audit a Course - What does it mean?

The term “audit” comes from Latin audire, translating as 'to hear'. Auditing a course allows a you 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 it does not contribute towards program requirements.  

You may want to audit a course for interest, self-enrichment or academic exploration.

Only undergraduate courses can be audited; however, they cannot have a lab, tutorial or practicum component. 

How Do I Audit A Course?

The first step is to determine which course(s) you are interested in auditing. You can review the course offerings in the Academic Calendar, followed by the actual delivery dates/times of the course in the Course Timetable. Once you have made your selection, you must complete the Audit a Course Form and drop off at Student Central. 

You must be approved to audit a course. Auditing a course is dependent upon class size and other factors that the instructor and the department establish. You must receive permission of the instructor of the course and the permission of the Chair/Director of the department. Graduate program students do not normally audit courses.

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.

Audited courses will 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.