Auditing a Course

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train image 7 Purpose
train image 7 General Provisions
train image 7 Participation
train image 7 Records and Grades
train image 7 Process and Fee For Auditing Courses
train image 7 Continuing Education Courses

PURPOSE

This memorandum outlines the special procedures and policies under which auditing of courses is permitted.

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GENERAL PROVISIONS

To audit a course, registered students and persons not registered must obtain a drop/add registration form from the teaching department of the course.

Note: AUD for audits should be indicated on the form

Permission from the course instructor and the department chair is required and should be designated on the form with a written signature. Requests to audit a course may be submitted only after the end of the official registration period (Last Day for students to add a course or late register) when it has been determined that there is still space available in the class.

This procedure applies to both semesters and summer sessions. Auditing of courses is permitted only in lecture-based courses and never in courses that include laboratories or performances. Auditing is not permitted in courses that focus on the development of written or oral communication skills or that rely heavily on class participation. Auditing is not permitted in independent studies courses, internships, special topics, directed readings, or similar courses.

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PARTICIPATION

Auditors do not write papers, take quizzes or examinations, request review of written work, and do not participate in class discussions unless otherwise directed by the course instructor.

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RECORDS AND GRADES

Effective Fall 2010, Auditors will be required to register for any course that they have been approved to audit. Auditors will appear on the instructor’s class roll but may not request grades. No transcript of record will be issued and no grades accepted by the Office of the University Registrar.

This change in business process was guided by the need to have an accurate listing of individuals in a classroom if there were to be an emergency situation, and to observe maximum seating limits as set by the fire marshal.

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PROCESS AND FEE FOR AUDITING COURSES

Students officially registered for other courses in the same term may audit a course without paying a fee. These students will need to obtain a drop/add registration form from the teaching department of the course.

Note: AUD for audits should be indicated on the form.

Permission from the course instructor and the department chair is required and should be designated on the form with a written signature.

Persons not registered for courses must obtain written permission, pay a $20.00 fee to the University Cashier’s Office, and then bring the permission and receipt to the Office of the University Registrar to complete the process.

You will be asked to provide additional information (full name, date of birth) when you bring the drop/add form and receipt to the Registrar’s office. This information will be used to register the student as an auditor in ConnectCarolina. A copy of the registration transaction will be given to the student to provide to the course instructor at the beginning of the term.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

Students may not audit courses in the Friday Center for Continuing Education (Part-time Classroom Studies, Carolina Courses Online, Self-paced Courses, or Tutorial Programs), or courses preparing the student for Credit By Exam.