2011-2012 Walden University Student Handbook (June 2012) 
    
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2011-2012 Walden University Student Handbook (June 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Auditing Policy


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Audit is a registration status allowing students to attend a course without receiving credit.

Students may audit any course that is not a capstone or that does not have a face-to-face component. Capstones include those courses designated specifically as program capstones, doctoral studies, dissertations, and theses. Courses with a face-to-face component that are not available for audit include study abroad, service learning, internships, practica, and any courses that specifically include a face-to-face requirement.

Audited courses

  • Are open to graduate and undergraduate students
  • Do not count toward full-time status
  • Do not count toward the determination of academic progress
  • Do not satisfy course prerequisite requirements or graduation requirements

Audit status must be approved as follows:

  • For graduate students
    • Enrollment for audit must be approved by the associate dean (or designee).
  • For undergraduate students
    • Major courses: Enrollment for audit of major courses must be approved by the associate dean (or designee).
    • General education courses: Enrollment for audit of general education courses must be approved by the executive director (or designee) of the College of Undergraduate Studies.

If students want to audit a course, the registration

  • Must be completed by the last day designated by the university to add that course to a student schedule
  • Will be accepted on a space-available basis
  • Will not be permitted until the beginning of the add period

Students are not allowed to change audit status to regular credit status at any time. Credit registration cannot be converted to audit status after the end of the add period for that course. An audited course may be repeated for credit in another term.