Students are expected to elect courses for credit. Occasionally, however, a student may wish to attend a course but not elect it for credit. This arrangement can take the form of an official audit (sometimes called Visitor status). To audit a course, the following conditions must be met:
- Course may not be a core course.
- Student must obtain written permission from the instructor to audit course (via instructor email or instructor signed DROP/ADD form (or “University Election Worksheet”)).
- There must be space available in the class (if a class has a limited enrollment, students who take the class for credit will receive priority).
- Student must visit Academic Services (E2420) during walk-in hours to verify approval to audit. Student must bring proof of instructor consent to Academic Services.
- Student will have to register in-person at the Registrar’s Office and present the approved Add/Drop form. Student will NOT be allowed to register for a Visit through Wolverine Access.
Audited courses will count toward the student’s credit capacity for the term, but audited courses do NOT count toward the degree. Regular course fees apply. An official audit obligates a student to attend classes regularly and complete course requirements (e.g., papers, assignments, tests, and the final examination). When you have satisfactorily completed a course for an official visit, the course will be listed on your permanent academic record with the notation "VI" in place of a grade. If you do not complete the course to the satisfaction of the instructor, the course will be entered on your record with the notation "E" or "ED" (unofficial drop).
Changes from audit to credit and credit to audit are not permitted after the term drop/add deadlines. Because this choice of Audit vs. For Credit becomes final after these deadlines, students are advised to plan carefully before requesting these changes.