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Policies and Procedures

Auditing a Course

Auditing requests will be accepted during the Late Registrartion period. Please see the Academic Calendar the late registration dates. 

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 credit for the course. Participation is at the discretion of the instructor. 
  • Audited courses will appear with a grade of ‘AU’ on an academic transcript.  Courses with the ‘AU’ grade cannot be dropped once added, do not earn academic credit, and do not qualify students for advanced standing examinations. 
  • 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 upon 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 the Registrar may deny permission to audit courses.
  • Final approval will be made by the Office of the Registrar and may supersede the instructor's approval. Among the criteria the Office of the Registrar will review will be the auditing requestor's age as it relates to compliance with the meningitis legislation.
  • Activity courses (including scuba diving), labs, Accelerated Online courses,  and courses requiring certain computer licenses are not auditable.
  • The audit fee is non-refundable.
  • A student who audits a class must have a valid UTA parking permit. The parking permit cost is in addition to the audit fee.

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 the Registrar and may supersede the instructor's approval.  Among the criteria the Office of the Registrar 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.
  • For individuals requesting to audit a course who are not currently enrolled as a student at UTA: Complete the Application for Course Audit.
  • Upon completion of the processing of the application, a Course Audit Request form must be completed and submitted for each course being audited.
  • Requestors must obtain written approval by the course instructor and upload a copy of the approval with the Course Audit Request form in order to be considered for audit enrollment.
  • Non-refundable audit fees 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. The fee must be paid online on the student’s MyMav account.