Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Office of the Registrar

Academics

Auditing a Course

Enrolling in a course on an audit basis

Both degree and non-degree students may elect to audit a course (register for it without doing all the work that would earn academic credit) only with the permission of the instructor. Individuals seeking to audit a course must:

  • Obtain a Course Exception/Override From which is available in the Office of the Registrar.
  • Attend the first class meeting of the particular course(s) or connect with the instructor of the course prior to the first class.
  • Come to an agreement with the instructor as to what his/her expectations are for an auditor relative to class participation and attendance.
  • Secure the signature of the instructor on the Course Exception (gray) Form.
  • Return the signed form to the Office of the Registrar no later than the last day to add a course. This deadline is published on the academic calendar available on the web.
  • Upon successful completion of the audit, the instructor will confirm that the student may receive the designation of “AU” on a permanent academic record. Successful completion is based on whether the student met the requirements of the instructor for attendance and participation.
  • This designation will be posted to the student’s record and will remain as a permanent entry on the academic transcript but no credit will be awarded for the course.

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