How to Audit a Class
Auditing is attending a class without participating in classwork or receiving credit. Enrollment as an auditor is permitted in all courses, subject to the approval of the instructor in the course.
Initial enrollment in a course as an auditor may be completed only between the first day of classes and the last day permitted for late enrollment for credit in any semester or term. Students wishing to enroll in a course as an auditor need to get an Audit add/drop form from OU Enrollment Services in Buchanan Hall 230, get instructor's approval and then return the form to Enrollment Services.
A change of enrollment from audit to credit may be made, provided the change is made no later than the end of the second week of classes in a regular semester, and provided the instructor and appropriate dean grant approval. Students wishing to change enrollment from audit to credit need to get an add/drop form from OU Enrollment Services in Buchanan Hall 230, get the appropriate approvals and then return the form to Enrollment Services.
To change enrollment from credit to audit, students need to get a Change Enrollment from Credit to Audit form from the OU Enrollment Services office in Buchanan Hall 230, get appropriate approvals and then return the form to Enrollment Services.
- Undergraduate students: a change of enrollment from credit to audit may be made during the first two weeks of classes in a semester.
- Graduate students: a change of enrollment from credit to audit may be made during the first ten weeks of classes in a semester, provided the student is passing in the course at the time the change is processed and the student has received approval from the instructor. A change of enrollment processed during the first ten weeks of a semester requires a report of progress from the student’s instructor.
For summer sessions, students should refer to the Academic Calendar for specific deadlines for all summer blocks.
A change of enrollment to audit supersedes the original enrollment for credit, and no withdrawal from the credit enrollment is posted on the student’s academic record.
A grade of W may be assigned to a student who has not performed according to the instructor’s requirements for an auditor in that class. Such W’s will be applied to the total of five drops allowed in a student’s academic career.
Enrollment as an auditor is indicated on the student’s permanent academic record with the final mark AU (identified as Audit), subject to the same posting regulations governing credit enrollment.