Audit Course Registration

Auditing allows a student to enroll and attend a class without receiving academic credit. The course does count in attempted hours, but does not count in earned hours, GPA hours, quality points, or the GPA calculation. As a result, it is not counted toward full-time status, loan deferment, or financial aid eligibility.  Each faculty member must approve the applicant for class participation by assessing the participant’s ability to perform in their class. Auditors must pay regular tuition and fees for audited classes.

Audit-Only Students

Students who are not currently enrolled at UNCW and wish to audit a class may use the Audit Application / Registration (for Audit-Only Student) form available on our Online Forms page.  The form must be signed by the instructor for each course and the Campus Safety Form (on page 2) must be completed.  The form must be returned to the Office of the Registrar before the end of the add/drop period.  An application fee of $75, in addition to tuition and fees, must be paid to the Cashier’s Office prior to attending class.  The fee is waived for UNCW graduates.  Students registering for more than 3 semester hours must be in compliance with North Carolina Immunization Laws.  Contact Student Health Services at 910-962-3280 for more information.

Current UNCW Students

Students who are currently enrolled at UNCW and wish to audit a class may complete the online Application for Audit/Graded Audit Course available on SeaNet. Instructions can be found on our Audit/Graded Audit Course Registration page. Once the request has been submitted, it will go directly to the instructor for approval. If approved by the instructor it will be automatically forwarded to the Office of the Registrar for processing. Tuition and fees for the course must be paid to the Cashier’s Office prior to attending class.

Current Faculty & Staff

Active faculty and staff may be eligible for an application fee waiver, orientation fee waiver, and/or a tuition waiver. To determine what benefits for which you may qualify, please contact human resources at 2-3160 or visit http://uncw.edu/hr/training-tuition.html.

Graded Audits

This option is for students who do not seek academic credit, but need to repeat a course beyond what the repeat rules allow and still have a letter grade appear on their transcript. This option may also be used by students who seek a graded audit for a course for which credit has already been granted through transfer work or special exam.

Students who are currently enrolled at UNCW and wish to audit a class with a graded audit may use the Application for Audit/Graded Audit Course available on SeaNet. Instructions can be found on our Audit/Graded Audit Course Registration page. Once the request has been submitted, it will go directly to the instructor for approval; if approved, it will be sent to the course’s academic dean. If approved by both, it will be automatically forwarded to the Office of the Registrar for processing. Tuition and fees for the course must be paid to the Cashier’s Office prior to attending class.

The credits for classes being audited for grade do not count toward full-time status, loan deferment, or financial aid eligibility. Although the final grade will appear on your transcript, the grade will not be included in your grade point average and the credits will not be included in your credit total.

Main Campus vs. Extension Tuition and Fees

A full-time regular-term student is an undergraduate student that is enrolled in 12 or more credit hours of on-campus courses or a graduate student enrolled in 9 or more credit hours of on-campus courses. These students will be billed according to the Campus Rates for tuition and fees for all courses (including extension courses) and not billed at the Extension/Distance Education Rates.

Students enrolled in a combination of campus and extension courses (not meeting the definition of full-time regular-term student) will be billed at campus rates for main campus courses and billed at the extension rates for distance education courses (section 800).

Note: Full-time enrollment status may be determined differently for purposes other than tuition billing; i.e. financial aid.


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