Class Auditing / Senior Citizen Auditing
Auditing a Course for Matriculated Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Anyone may audit a course provided there is room in the class. Auditing allows the interested students to increase their knowledge by attending courses without receiving either a grade or credit toward a degree. The amount of student participation in an audited course may vary, at the discretion of the instructor, from complete fulfillment of all course requirements to classroom attendance alone.
Auditing requires permission of the instructor and of the department chair, and official registration as an auditor. Unofficial auditing is not permitted. Students who receive permission to audit a course may register in the Enrollment Services Center beginning on the first day of classes up until the last day to add a course.
If, for any reason, students later take courses that they have already audited, they will be governed by the regulations for repetition of courses. Students may not receive credit for courses taken by exemption examinations if they have already audited the courses. Courses audited are so designated on the student’s transcript with the grade of AUD.
Tuition for audited courses is the same as for courses taken for credit.
Auditing a Course for Senior Citizens (60 and Older)
Senior citizens who wish to audit undergraduate classes are subject to all the same regulations outlined in the above section. Senior citizens register in the Office of the Registrar and are required to present proof of age. The following are acceptable for proof of age: Medicare card, driver's license, non-driver's ID, or birth certificate. Senior citizens may audit undergraduate courses only. Senior citizens pay $65 tuition and a $15 CUNY Consolidated Services Fee, per semester.
Either print the form below or obtain one in the Office of the Registrar or the Enrollment Services Center. As per CUNY guidelines, registration for students who are auditing cannot be processed until the first week of classes. Students must visit the course and its related academic department to obtain appropriate signatures; this procedure must be followed for all courses. The procedure most students follow is to select their courses, attend on the first day of class, and at the conclusion of the class approach the professor to approve the audit. As long as the completed Auditing Form has been submitted, students may continue to attend while the registration is being processed. Students are contacted once the registration is complete, so they may pay the associated fees. Enrollment for auditing adheres to the same academic calendar as all other enrollment activities.
- Auditing Form (pdf)