Office of the Registrar

Audit Course Registration

Auditing allows a student to enroll and attend a class without receiving academic credit. The course does count in attempted hours, but does not count in earned hours, GPA hours, quality points, or the GPA calculation. As a result, it is not counted toward full-time status, loan deferment, or financial aid eligibility. Each faculty member must approve the applicant for class participation by assessing the participant's ability to perform in their class. Auditors must pay regular tuition and fees for audited classes.

*Please Note*
You cannot retake courses you have taken as an Audit/Graded Audit
later for credit or degree applicability.

 

Current UNCW Students

Students who are currently enrolled at UNCW and wish to audit a class may complete the online Application for Audit/Graded Audit Course available on SeaNet. Instructions can be found on our Audit/Graded Audit Course Registration page. Once the request has been submitted, it will go directly to the instructor for approval. If approved by the instructor it will be automatically forwarded to the Office of the Registrar for processing. Tuition and fees for the course must be paid to the Cashier's Office prior to attending class.

Current Faculty & Staff

Active faculty and staff may be eligible for an application fee waiver, orientation fee waiver, and/or a tuition waiver. To determine what benefits for which you may qualify, please contact human resources at 2-3160 or visit https://uncw.edu/hr/training-tuition.html.

Graded Audits

This option is for students who do not seek academic credit, but need to repeat a course beyond what the repeat rules allow and still have a letter grade appear on their transcript. This option may also be used by students who seek a graded audit for a course for which credit has already been granted through transfer work or special exam.

Students who are currently enrolled at UNCW and wish to audit a class with a graded audit may use the Application for Audit/Graded Audit Course available on SeaNet. Instructions can be found on our Audit/Graded Audit Course Registration page. Once the request has been submitted, it will go directly to the instructor for approval; if approved, it will be sent to the course's academic dean. If approved by both, it will be automatically forwarded to the Office of the Registrar for processing. Tuition and fees for the course must be paid to the Cashier's Office prior to attending class.

The credits for classes being audited for grade do not count toward full-time status, loan deferment, or financial aid eligibility. Although the final grade will appear on your transcript, the grade will not be included in your grade point average and the credits will not be included in your credit total.