Auditing courses

What does auditing mean?

An auditor is a student who is taking a course without seeking a grade or credit for the course.

Students usually audit courses for self-interest and academic exploration. Auditors' participation in courses will be set by the course instructor.

In general, if you're auditing a course you'll be expected to complete all course requirements except the final exam, and your transcript will show a statement of audit for the course. Read more about auditing courses in the Academic Calendar

Registering as an auditor

  1. Download a Registration or Change of Registration (Add/Drop) Form or pick one up from your faculty advising office or Enrolment Services in Brock Hall

  2. Fill out the "Course Section Add" table of the form, checking off "Audit" in the left-hand column

  3. Get the course instructor's signature

  4. Return the form to Enrolment Services

  5. You'll be assessed regular tuition and mandatory student fees


Submit your form by the add/drop deadline to change to auditing status.

Courses Deadline for changing auditing status
Term 1 courses September 20, 2021
Term 1 & 2 courses September 27, 2021
Term 2 courses January 21, 2022

Additional signatures you may need

  • If you're in a degree program, you'll need someone from your faculty advising office to sign the form
  • If you're auditing a graduate-level course, you'll need to receive a form and signature from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G + PS).