Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 preliminary edition, April 2014

Auditing a Course

The auditing student is expected to attend class regularly and should consult with the instructor to determine what else is expected in the course. If an auditing student does not attend class regularly or does not fulfill agreed-upon expectations, the instructor may direct the Office of the Registrar to drop the student from the class. Such drops will be graded with a "W" grade and will be subject to the normal fee refund policy. 

Students may audit courses to the maximum authorized academic load. A person currently not enrolled at the University must be admitted in order to register as an auditor. Courses audited are counted in the same way as courses taken for credit in determining required student fees. Credit is not awarded for auditing a class. Audited classes are excluded when determining enrollment status (full-time, half-time) and eligibility for the semester Deans List. Audited classes are included when determining need for Overload Permission. 

To audit a course (or to remove a course from audit) the student must complete a form in the Office of the Registrar, Carrington Hall room 320 any time prior to the "W" grade deadline for that course. Students may not change from a credit basis to an audit basis or vice versa once the "W" grade deadline has ended.