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 you to increase your 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 only classroom attendance.

As per CUNY guidelines, registration for students who are auditing cannot be processed until the first week of classes. Students must contact the professor and the chair of the academic department offering the course to obtain appropriate signatures. In lieu of signatures on the form, e-mails stating permission to audit the course may be submitted. Students who receive permission to audit a course can register beginning on the first day of classes up until the last day to add a course. To audit a course, completed the Course Auditing form (PDF) via e-mail.

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.

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 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 (Age 60 and Older)

Senior citizens who wish to audit undergraduate classes are subject to all the same regulations outlined above. Senior citizens should contact the Enrollment Services Center to register and are required to present proof of age. The following are acceptable proofs 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.

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