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Policies and Procedures

Auditing a Course

Auditing Policy

  • Students auditing a course are required to comply with Texas state legislation that mandates those who have not been continuously enrolled at UT Arlington must have received the bacterial meningitis vaccine within the past five years. For more information see Meningitis Requirement.
  • Auditing consists of the privilege of hearing and observing only, with no active participation, such as submitting papers, taking part in class discussions or receiving a grade or credit for the course.   Audited courses do not appear on an academic transcript.
  • Auditing students are not permitted access to online resources such as Blackboard, Echo 360 or any other online resources.
  • Arrangements to audit a course may only be made during the late registration period each semester, during business hours (8 am - 5 pm) on weekdays.  See UT Arlington's academic calendar for specific dates.
  • Auditing approval is contingent on seat availability in each class and on departmental regulations.  Academic departments may place restrictions on the privilege of auditing.  Instructors, academic departments and the Office of Records and Registration may deny permission to audit certain courses.
  • Final approval will be made by the Office of Records and Registration, and may supersede the instructor's approval. Among the criteria the Office of Records and Registration will review will be the auditing requestor's age as it relates to compliance with the meningitis legislation.
  • Activity courses (including scuba diving), repeatable courses, labs, courses requiring computer access or computer licenses, etc., are not auditable.
  • The audit fee is non-refundable.

Meningitis Requirement

Students auditing a course are required to comply with Texas state legislation that mandates those who have not been continuously enrolled at UT Arlington must have received the bacterial meningitis vaccine within the past five years. For more information, see Meningitis Requirement.

Final approval for the privilege of auditing a course will be made by the Office of Records and Registration, and may supersede the instructor's approval.  Among the criteria the Office of Records and Registration will review will be the auditing requestor's age as it relates to compliance with the meningitis legislation.

Instructions

  • All transactions related to approval for course audits must be conducted during the late registration period.
  • Pick up the Audit Request Form in the Office of Records and Registration (Davis Hall, Room 129).  This form is not available online due to the accelerated approval process required.
  • Obtain course instructor's signature.
  • During the late registration period, return the signed Audit Request Form to Office of Records and Registration (Davis Hall, Room 129) for audit approval. 
  • Once Office of Records and Registration has approved the audit, take the Audit Request Form to the Bursar’s Office (Davis Hall first floor), and pay fee. (Senior citizens 65 year of age or older who meet audit requirements are not charged an audit fee must also take their form to Bursar’s Services for final processing.)
  • Non-refundable audit fees are paid at the Bursar's Office and are $20 per course if the auditing student is currently enrolled at UT Arlington; $100 per course if the auditing student is not enrolled in a UT Arlington course during the same term as the audit; and no fee if the auditing student is a senior citizen 65 years old or older.