Addenda and Errata

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Addenda and Errata 2023-2024


This addendum was reviewed by the Council of Associate Deans in December 2023 and clarifies the current course audit policy and practices.

5. Audit Policy

Students may wish to audit a course for which they will not receive credit or a grade. Persons who audit a course pay the standard per credit hour tuition. Refer to the Expenses and Finances (new window) section of this bulletin for the per credit hour tuition amount. The last day to request to audit a course is the last day to add a course for that semester.  See the Academic Calendar for dates. A student does not receive academic credit for an audited course. Courses taken for audit do not apply toward any academic degree and do not count as part of a student’s full-time or part-time course load for purposes of financial aid, loan deferments, athletic eligibility, or fulfillment of the enrollment residence requirement.

  • Registering for Audit: Auditing of a class may be approved on a space-available basis. Instructor Permission is required to enroll in courses on an audit basis. If a student wishes to change status from credit to audit, the student must obtain the Dean’s signature and instructor permission. Requests and changes to audit are not allowed beyond the add/drop period. 
  • Grading: An audited course will be indicated on a student’s academic record with a grade of AU. AU graded courses do not factor into GPA, credits attempted nor credits completed. Once a student registers for an audit, it is not possible, under any circumstances, to record a letter grade for that course.
  • Respect for Academic Commitments: It is appreciated that auditors understand and acknowledge the university’s emphasis on supporting the academic commitments of degree/credit-seeking students. Additionally, auditors are encouraged to connect with the class instructor to gain insights into the faculty member’s expectations regarding the level of engagement for auditors in the course.
  • Participation: Auditors are generally not required to submit assignments, take exams, and are expected to attend classes as active listeners. Participation in synchronous or asynchronous discussions, group projects, or direct communication with faculty is typically restricted and at the discretion of the instructor. 
  • Consequences of Non-Compliance: Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in the loss of auditing privileges, potentially leading to involuntary withdrawal from classes. Consequences may also include disapproval from the Dean’s office for future term enrollment and, in some cases, withdrawal from the program. 

Language courses (at the expository writing level and below) and Consortium courses may not be audited. Students in the College, School of Health and GU Qatar are not permitted to audit courses.

Students that audit a course, including Senior Auditors, will not be included in the course evaluation process.