Auditing Guidelines By School

Please see below for lists of ineligible/eligible courses by school. All courses require professor or department approval.

Courses ineligible for audit are listed below by school. Please note that all courses require professor approval. To obtain professor approval, contact the course instructor(s) via email to obtain written approval for admittance to the course(s). Instructor names can be found by expanding the “View Available Sections” tab on the desired course in the schedule of classes, and instructor contact information can be found using the university directory. If no instructor name is listed, department approval will also be accepted. Contact information for academic departments can be found using the university directory. Please attach a copy of your instructor or department approval to your application.

Instructor or department approval is required of all courses selected from the schedule of classes, including back-up courses, and must be received as an attachment to your application. If an instructor or department will not give approval, applicants are encouraged to pick another course. Applications submitted without prior instructor or department approval will be denied.

Please note that for the School of Communication, eligible courses are listed below rather than ineligible courses.

The following courses are not eligible for the audit program:

  • Seminars, workshops, boot camps, or independent studies

  • Courses that require a special tuition rate or are taught at other institutions through the consortium

Any questions about course eligibility should be emailed to the appropriate school or department.

Additionally, the following courses are not eligible for the audit program for spring 2021:

  • In-person and hybrid courses
  • Courses facilitated by a third-party vendor

All courses require professor or departmental approval.

  • World Languages and Cultures
    • Note: During the summer alumni audit semester, alumni may participate in two sequential language courses (e.g. Spanish, Elementary I and Spanish, Elementary II; Arabic, Intermediate I and Arabic, Intermediate II) with appropriate departmental approval for each course. An additional application and fee of $150 must be submitted and processed to participate in a second summer language course. 

The following course sections are not eligible for alumni audit:

  • ANTH-421/621 Health Geographies
  • ANTH-422/622 Neoliberal Globalization and Health
  • ANTH-423/623 Militarization and Health
  • ANTH-424/624 Science, Technology and Health
  • ANTH-425/625 Health, Care, and Social Movements
  • PERF-065/165 Musical Theatre Production
  • PERF-066/166 Musical Theatre Role Development
  • Any capstone experience courses
  • Any course sections listed as "Open only to students in the International Accelerator Program"
  • Any courses with a "CAS" or "MUS" course prefix
  • Courses listed with "Restriction: Applied Economics (MA)" or "Restriction: Nutrition Education (MS)"

All courses require department or professor approval.

The following courses are not eligible for audit:

  • FIN-060 - Introduction to Finance
  • KSB-100 - Business 1.0
  • MGMT-458 - Strategic Management
  • KSB-496/696 - American Academic and Business Culture
  • Courses restricted to the Kogod Honors Program
  • Courses restricted to the Full-time MBA program and the MS in Marketing program
  • Online MBA course
  • Online MSAn courses
  • Online MSIRB courses
  • Online MSAn courses
  • Online courses offered through 2IR, 2U, or Deltek

All courses require department or professor approval.

Only the following courses are eligible for audit:

  • COMM-100 Understanding Media
  • COMM-209 Communication and Society
  • COMM-270 How the News Media Shape History
  • COMM-326 Sports Journalism
  • COMM-327 The PR Presidency
  • COMM-365 Digital Media and Culture
  • COMM-411 History of Documentary
  • COMM-443 Foreign Policy and the Press
  • COMM-449 International Strategic Communication
  • COMM-477 History of Photography
  • COMM-509 Politics and the Media
  • COMM-533 Ethics in Strategic Communication
  • COMM-537 Sports Communication
  • COMM-544 Foreign Correspondence
  • COMM-569 Executive Suite

Courses in the School of Education are eligible for audit at the professor or department’s discretion. Please obtain professor or department approval prior to submitting the application.

All courses require professor or departmental approval.

The following courses are not eligible for audit:

  • GOVT-020 Campaign Management Institute
  • GOVT-023 The Art and Craft of Lobbying
  • GOVT-391 Internship
  • GOVT-520 Advanced Studies in Campaign Management
  • GOVT-521 Topics in Campaign Management
  • GOVT-523 The Art and Craft of Lobbying
  • GOVT-524 Topics in Public Affairs/Advocacy
  • JLC-422 Justice Workshop
  • JLC-491 Internship in Justice Setting
  • SPA-391 Leadership Internship
  • SPA-460, Political and Organizational Leadership
  • SPA 020/420 Big Data Institute
  • SPA096.001-005, 396.001-.005 Changemakers Courses
  • PUAD-612 Introduction to Public Administration & the Policy Process
  • PUAD-626 Legal Issues in Public Administration
  • PUAD-606 Foundations of Policy Analysis
  • PUAD-630 Public Managerial Economics
  • PUAD-633 Budgeting and Financial Management
  • PUAD-660 Quantitative Methods
  • PUAD-661 Foundations of Program Evaluation
  • PUAD-684 Organizational Analysis
  • PUAD-665 Managing Human Capital Assets
  • PUAD-650 Leadership in a Changing Workplace
  • PUAD-617 Project Management
  • PUAD-688 Policy Practicum
  • All classes in the MPAP, MSCTHS, Key Executive MPA, and MSOD programs as well as independent studies and internship classes.
  • All SAMI classes (SPA 085 and SPA 685).
  • All doctoral-level classes.
  • PUAD-610 Public Administration Capstone
  • PUAD-688 Policy Practicum

All courses require professor or departmental approval.

The following courses are not eligible for audit:

  • All online courses delivered through 2IR, 2U, or Deltek
  • SISG Online Courses
  • SISU-050 SIS Mentorship
  • SISU-105 World Politics
  • SISU-205 Intercultural Communication
  • SISU-206 Intro to Int'l Studies Rsrch
  • SISU-210 Peace, Global Sec & Conflt Res
  • SISU-220 Int'l Political Economy
  • SISU-230 Analysis of US Foreign Policy
  • SISU-240 International Development
  • SISU-250 Env Sustainblty/Global Health
  • SISU-260 Identity, Race, Gender & Culture
  • SISU-270 Justice, Ethics, and Human Rights in International Affairs
  • SISU-280 International Organizations
  • SISU-306 Advanced International Studies Research
  • SISU-419 Senior Capstone in International Relations
  • SIS-033 Topics in Int'l Communication
  • SIS-633 Sel Topics in Int'l Comm
  • SIS-653 Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy: Grand Strategy
  • SIS 793 Practicum in International Affairs