The purpose of auditing a course is to allow a person to regularly attend and participate in a course at The College at Brockport without formally registering for the course

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Auditing may be appropriate when a person is interested in the subject matter but does not have time for the commitment required for graded participation. Auditing a course is the only way that persons not receiving credit, but registered for the course, are allowed to regularly attend and participate in the class. The course instructor is under no obligation to allow an auditor into a course. The course instructor may require that an auditor have taken prerequisite courses. The extent of the auditor participation in the course is entirely up to the discretion of the instructor. Audited courses will appear on the Brockport transcript with an audit designation.


Auditing is a privilege and no one can claim a right to audit any specific course at a specific time.

  • Any matriculated, full-time (12 credits), registered Brockport student, OR
  • Any citizen of New York State who is 60 years of age or older


  • Persons are allowed to audit one course per spring, summer, or fall semester (not winter session).
  • Formally registered students must be given preference if seat availability is limited.
  • Prior to the late add deadline for any semester, an auditor is permitted to officially register for the course subject to college admissions policies, payment, and deadlines for adding and late adding courses.
  • No official registration for courses is possible after any late add deadline.
  • The auditor must officially register for an audited course in another semester and complete all course requirements to receive credit for the course.
  • Audited courses do not count toward the 12 credits required for full-time status.
  • Audited courses have no impact on financial aid determination.
  • Audited course do not count toward credit load limits for registered students.


These restrictions will be checked at the time the “Agreement to Audit a Course” form is submitted to the Office of Registration and Records to register.

  • Auditing of courses in International Education, internships, field placements, or those that include patient/client contact or exposure to hazards will not be permitted.
  • Students are not required to register as auditors for courses carrying grades of “I” or “PR”.
  • Students are not permitted to obtain “credit by examination” for courses previously audited.

Persons auditing courses are subject to the Code of Student Social Conduct, College policy on disruptive behavior, and the policy on academic dishonesty.


  • Obtain an audit form from the Office of Registration and Records.
  • Obtain the course instructor’s approval of the auditing arrangement on the audit form in advance.
  • Submit the completed “Agreement to Audit a Course” form to the Office of Registration and Records.
  • A copy of the completed audit form will be placed in the permanent file for registered students only .
  • The instructor may cancel the auditing agreement if the course enrollment capacity is exceeded.

Official registration for the course automatically voids any auditing agreement for that semester.

Last Updated 3/5/18

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