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Community Auditors at CU Boulder

Welcome! We are delighted you are interested in joining the CU Boulder community as an auditor. Class auditing allows you to explore a new area of interest or deepen your knowledge in a specific topic without earning college credit. Listen to lectures given by our world-class faculty and get more involved with the campus.

Community members age 18-54, who are not registered students but wish to listen in on regularly scheduled lectures, are eligible to participate in this program.

Senior Auditors

If you are a Colorado resident age 55 and over, the CU Boulder Alumni Association offers a special Senior Auditors Program.

For questions about the Senior Auditors Program, please contact the CU Boulder Alumni Association via phone at 303-492-8484 or via email at seniorauditors@colorado.edu.

Community Auditor Etiquette

Please remember that you are a guest in the class and should not participate in labs, testing, discussion groups, or presentations as these are activities for degree-seeking students.

Also keep in mind:

  • If you wish to complete assignments, verify the instructor has time to grade them (no academic credit is available).
  • Arrive to class on time.
  • Please stay until the end of the class.
  • Remember that faculty reserve the right to exclude individual courses from the Community Auditors Program.

Community Auditor Registration

Community auditors must be formally added to the class roster as an auditor. To be added, community auditors must seek permission and a signature from the instructor during the first two weeks of class using the Community Auditor Registration Form.

Community auditors may search classes using the Guest Course Search.

An auditor may not switch from being an auditor to enrolling in a course for credit within the same semester. Community members interested in learning more about taking courses for credit should contact an academic advisor.

Audited courses will not appear on any transcript; formal or informal.

Dates and Deadlines

Community auditors can enroll in courses offered during fall, spring, and summer terms. Current degree students receive priority during open enrollment and auditors will not be added to any waitlist or enrolled above classroom fire code restrictions even with instructor permission.

Although auditors may attend classes during the first two weeks of the session to ask professors for permission to audit the course and have the enrollment form signed, enrollment will not be official until the auditor submits their enrollment form to Continuing Education (1505 University Avenue) after the last official day to add a course (see the ACCESS Academic Calendar for specific dates). Payment is due at the time of enrollment.

Cost

Auditors pay a flat rate of $250.00 per term regardless of the number of courses in which they have permission to attend. There is no refund and no opportunity to petition for a refund.

Community Auditor Restrictions

Auditors are not considered students and do not receive the same privileges as enrolled or nondegree students. Acceptance to the University of Colorado Boulder as a community auditor does not guarantee eligibility for regular degree or nondegree status. Registered students cannot attend courses as a Community Auditor.

There is no credit for audited courses nor are auditors eligible to petition for credit at any time. Auditors do not receive a transcript, formal or informal. To enroll in CU-Boulder courses for credit as a nondegree student, consider the ACCESS program.

The following classes are not available to auditors:

  • Participatory courses (voice, choral, dance, painting, pottery, computer, theater, photography, musical instrument, etc.)
  • Online Credit Continuing Education courses
  • Maymester and Augmester summer courses
  • Honors courses and courses that have a waitlist
  • First-year law courses (e.g. Law 5000 and 8000)
  • All graduate level Business courses (ACCT, BADM, MBAC, MBAX, MSBC and MSBX)
  • History undergraduate seminar courses in 3000s
  • Foreign language courses, including Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, Farsi and Hindi
    NOTE: Community members may access language courses through the Anderson Language and Technology Center (ALTEC)
  • Be Boulder Anywhere Library courses

Contact us for more information at ceregistration@colorado.edu or 303-492-5148.

Now that you’ve selected your favorite Continuing Education courses, email or print the information, including class number, to more easily search MyCUInfo and enroll. Still have questions? Contact an advisor.

Hours

Monday–Friday
8am to 5pm

Location

We are located at the corner of University Avenue and 15th Street in a white brick building.

Map

1505 University Avenue
University of Colorado Boulder
178 UCB
Boulder, Colorado
80309-0178