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303.7 - Graduate Course Audit

University Group Policy #303.7

I.  Policy Statement

It is a privilege to audit a class if space is available. The decision to allow auditing within the professional schools and graduate degree programs is the prerogative of the dean and the department chairs for the respective programs. Within those programs granting the auditing privilege, students must have the approval of the instructor and the appropriate department chair or dean prior to registering or adding the course(s) to their schedule. The student should consult the Office of the Registrar for auditing registration dates. The audit will be considered part of the student course load. Tuition, fees, and enrollment procedures are the same as for credit enrollment. Attendance, preparation, and participation in classroom discussions and activities are at the discretion of the instructor and the department. No credit is given, no examinations are required, and no grades are reported for audited courses. The student may enroll at a later time in the audited course to earn a grade. The procedure for dropping an audit course is the same as for credit enrollments. A course audit may not be changed to graduate credit.

II.     Applicability

This policy is applicable to graduate students at Winston-Salem State University.

Responsible Division: Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs

Authority: Board of Trustees


  • Adopted March 18, 2011