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Auditing Classes

Auditing Classes


Admitted students who wish to audit a class must register as auditors. Auditing is dependent on space, resource availability, and instructor approval. No credit or grade points will be granted. The regular tuition and course fees will be assessed. At no future time may students request or receive credit for the audited course by any other means than by officially registering for the course and doing the required work. Audit requests, approved by the instructor, must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office and tuition and fees must be paid before class attendance is permitted. Students are not permitted to register as auditors prior to the first day of classes for any given semester. The instructor’s authorization must be submitted within 3 business days of being signed.

Students who are registered for a class and would like to change to an audit registration may do so only up through the Adding Classes deadline, which also coincides with the Last Day to Drop without Notation on Transcript. Students who drop after this period must receive a W (withdrawal) grade and may not register as an auditor.

House Bill 60

House Bill 60 (1977) permits Utah residents 62 years of age or older to audit regular university classes offered during the day or offered through Regional Campuses and Distance Education. However, space in many university classes is limited. Classes which are full at the time of an audit request may not be audited. Credit seeking, full-tuition paying students shall have first priority in the registration process. A flat fee of $10 per semester, plus any course fees or special fees that may be attached to classes, is charged for House Bill 60 (1977) registration. HB 60 audit registration is not available until the first day of classes, only if space is available.

Utah State Employees

Utah State employees should refer to USU policy 350 2.5: “All budgeted employees working 50% time or more, their spouses, and University retirees and their spouses qualify for auditing University courses without tuition and mandatory student fees or a waiting period. Dependent children do not qualify for this benefit.”

Course fees will be charged for course materials (e.g., lab fees or course material fees).

To register for audited courses, employees may either submit the request through our online Registration Options link found on our Forms page, or by following the guidance below.

Employees may utilize the following checklist and contact the Office of Human Resources for additional information:

  1. Pick up Audit Packet from the Office of Human Resources and verify eligibility. The Audit Packet includes:
    • Instruction sheet (Audit Checklist)
    • Application for auditing university courses
    • Registration Options form
    • Instructions or Audit Application
    • Audit Guidelines
  2. Complete the Audit Application through the Non-Degree Seeking Application found at applynow.usu.edu.
  3. Obtain signature of course instructor (Registration Options form).
  4. Turn in completed Application for Auditing Courses and Registration Options Form to the Registration Office (TSC 246).
  5. Pay applicable class fees.