Course Audit Policy
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Course Audit Policy


Jefferson Community College believes coursework can be taken for self-enrichment, academic exploration, or reviewing course material. Auditing a course allows anyone to take a class without receiving a grade or credit for that course.


Certain terms are used in this document with specific meaning, as defined in this section.

  1. Audit is a registration status and designation, denoted N, wherein a student attends a course but will not receive credit nor a grade.
  2. Registration refers to the procedure by which a student enrolls in course work.
  3. The census date is the date set by the college, which typically marks the end of the drop/add period and the beginning of the withdrawal period.

Statement of Policy

  1. The privilege of auditing a course at the College is open to all students.
  2. Students may only audit a course if space is available after all students taking the course for credit have been admitted to class.
  3. Enrollment on an audit basis requires approval by the instructor and Department Chair.
  4. Students must be registered prior to the end of the second week of instruction.
  5. Evaluation of course work is at the discretion of the instructor.
  6. Credit status/designation cannot be changed from audit to credit.
  7. Audit credits do not count towards full-time-status.
  8. Students are permitted to retake an audited course for credit.
  9. The Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for overseeing this policy.

Revision: 06/04/2020 Resolution 128-20