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.
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
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