Auditing a Course

Op3.04-8 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.


 Download Request to Place Course on Audit Form

  • Bring form to the Office of the Registrar, Carrington Hall Room 320. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; or
  • Fax to 417-836-6334; or
  • Email scanned form to from your Missouri State email account; or
  • Mail to Office of the Registrar, Missouri State University, 901 S. National Ave, Springfield, MO 65897

Additional Policy Effective August 1, 2016

Mixed Credit (Accelerated Graduate Programs): Students admitted into an approved accelerated graduate degree program may have a limited number of 600-level or higher courses counted toward both an undergraduate and graduate degree.

Mixed Credit (General): Undergraduate students who meet all the admission requirements of a graduate degree or certificate program other than the completion of a baccalaureate degree may receive permission to take up to six hours of mixed (undergraduate and graduate) credit without first being admitted to a specific graduate program.

Senior Permission: Undergraduate students who have accumulated at least 90 hours from Missouri State or another accredited institution may be permittedto take a maximum of 12 credits of 600-level or higher courses for graduate credit.

For additional information, please review the entire policy.

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