Auditing a Course
Those who wish to audit a course must be accepted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and approved by the school, department, or program offering the course. If you are wishing to audit graduate level classes you would need to be accepted through the Graduate College. Audit status must be declared at registration. Participation in class discussion and examinations are optional with the instructor. Auditors receive no course credit but are expected to attend class regularly. With departmental/school approval, a student who has audited a course may later take the course for credit. The department that offers the class will inform the student if they need to contact the instructor directly for authorization.
After the student has registered, they must contact the Office of the University Registrar in person by the 4th class day in the summer, or by the 12th class day in the fall or spring to declare audit status. Check the University Academic Calendar for the exact date. A student will pay the same fees as if the course were taken for credit, and the course will be entered on his or her transcript record, but the student will not receive credit for the course and it will not count toward GPA.
Senior citizens, 65 or older, may audit courses without payment of tuition and fees if space is available. Registration is permitted just prior to the start of the semester, with credit of tuition and fee charges made by the staff in Student Business Services (JCK Administration Building, room 188). Note any audited courses are not eligible for Financial Aid which includes grants, scholarships or loans. For more information, please visit our registration for senior citizens (65+) information page.
Checklist for Auditing:
- You must be accepted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or the Graduate College.
- You must be approved by the school, department, or program offering the course.
- You must register for the course through Texas State Self-Service.
- After registering through Texas State Self-Service, please submit an Audit Request Form.
If you have any questions about auditing a course please email us.