Auditing Classes at the University of Washington

To audit a course you must first register for the course on MyUW and then complete a Registration Transaction Form (Section 2) to change the course to audit. Students must initial on the form that they have received approval to audit the course from the instructor. This form can be obtained in the Registration Office or printed and then mailed, faxed, or scanned and emailed to us. The audit option can be changed starting once registration has begun through the end of the second week of the quarter. You cannot change a course to audit status on MyUW. A $20 change of registration fee will be charged starting the second week of the quarter. This transaction cannot be entered on MyUW. Attendance in courses as an auditor is based on the consent of the instructor and space availability. You may not audit a course if you have not completed a prerequisite. Permission to audit is ordinarily granted for lecture classes only. You may not participate in class discussion or laboratory work and your registration may be canceled at the discretion of the instructor. Audited courses are not recorded on your permanent record.

Auditors, except ACCESS program students, pay standard tuition and fees and must be regularly admitted and registered in the course. Although credits for audited courses are not listed on your transcript, they will be included in the billing on the fee statement. Audit credits count in the calculation of fees.

Courses audited may not be changed to credit registrations after Friday of the second week of the quarter.

Policy reference for information on this page may be found in the Washington Administrative Code: WAC 478-160-315 Auditors.