How to Audit a Class
For the complete Auditor policy, please see the Registrar's Office website. The decision to enroll on an audit basis for tuition purposes must be made at the time of registration. Any course fees or field trip expenses are the responsibility of each student.
Audit only students must have written approval from the course instructor prior to enrolling. To get approval from the course instructor and apply for a reduced fee, use the Audit/Change Grading Basis Form located on Registrar's webpage. Additionally, audit only students must complete a special student application with the Admissions office. Residency determination will be made at the time of application/admission to the University.
Students can audit any undergraduate course except:
- Independent study
- Honors projects
- Professional courses in Education, Nursing, and Social Work
- Adult Degree courses open to BAS and BA-ILS majors only
- Graduate level courses
Audit Student Fees
You must report to the Student Billing office (SS1300) to have charges manually adjusted to the appropriate audit rate. Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.
Senior Citizens audit classes—because you are never too old to learn and have fun. Wisconsin residents age 60 and older will have the normal academic fees waived.
Wisconsin Residents under age 60
Wisconsin Residents under age 60 will be charged 30% of the normal per credit academic fee.
Disabled Wisconsin residents
Disabled Wisconsin residents who are receiving disability insurance benefits under either the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program or the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program will have the normal academic fees waived. A copy of your Social Security benefit letter will be required.
Minnesota Reciprocity Auditors
Minnesota Reciprocity residents auditing 'in person' class at any of our campus locations will be charged 30% of the normal per credit Minnesota Reciprocity fee. This excludes "online" courses.
Per Minnesota Office of Higher Education, Minnesota Reciprocity residents auditing "online" class from a college in a neighboring reciprocity state while remaining in their home are not covered under the reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin. For more information see the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.
Minnesota Reciprocity resident auditing "online" classes are considered 'Non-Resident' students. Non-Resident students auditing will be charged 50% of the normal per credit academic fee.
Students who are not residents of the State of Wisconsin will be charged 50% of the normal per credit academic fee.
Upper Michigan MSEP
Upper Michigan MSEP (MI Compact) will be charged 50% of the normal per credit academic fee.