Frequently Asked Questions Alumni Audit

Following are answers to commonly asked questions regarding AU's Alumni Audit program.

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No. Submitting your application form online is only the first step in the process of alumni auditing. After your application is submitted, the Office of Alumni Relations will verify your degree status and ensure that there is an open seat in the class in order to have the registrar enroll you. We may not enroll alumni until the first week of class. This is a timely process so please have patience with us during this time period.

The outright answer is NO. However, enrollment is constantly changing throughout the add/drop period. We recommend that you only attempt to audit a course that is listed as OPEN.

During the add/drop period, if a class opens up, we will do everything we can to enroll you, but we cannot guarantee that we can enroll you in the class.

Please know that just because a class is OPEN when you submit your form does not mean the class will be open during the Registrar's registration period during the add/drop weeks.  Please monitor the enrollment on the Schedule of Classes page from the time you submit your registration up until the add/drop period. This will be your best indication of whether our office can enroll you in the class. 

No. Each alumnus/a may audit only one course per semester. 

No. Each alumnus/a may only audit one course during the summer sessions.

No credit is given for courses taken through this program, and courses will not appear on transcripts. Alumni who wish to receive credit for courses must register as non-degree students and pay tuition at the prevailing rates.

Some departments and schools require the alumni to obtain approval in order to audit a class. This is to be sure that the professor can accommodate the alumni and to ensure that the professor is aware of the alumni's enrollment in the course. Even if your class does not require approval, it is recommended that as an alum, you contact the professor to introduce yourself and inform the professor of your intentions before the class begins.  

Unfortunately, the professor will not always give approval for alumni to audit the course. In this case, you will have to choose a different class or a different professor. 

On the application you will have the option to submit payment online via credit card, or mail in a check or money order. Alumni auditors will not be registered until payment has been received.

Auditors are eligible to receive a 100% refund until close of business on the given registration deadline date for the semester.

Auditors are eligible to receive a 75% refund from the day after registration closes up until close of business on the given course drop deadline date for the semester.

Note: If you decide to drop a class, you must notify the professor and office of alumni relations at in order to receive a refund. No refunds will be offered after the course drop deadline for the semester.