Continuing Education Workshops

Auditing Courses at UW-Whitewater, Part I

Guest Auditors

Alumni and community members have the opportunity to attend a wide selection of UW-Whitewater courses on a not-for-credit basis. Auditing courses is for learners who are not currently enrolled in a degree program or are not pursuing a degree. If you want to attend class without earning credits, auditing is for you.

What is Auditing?

Auditing students attend class informally. Instructors may or may not require auditors to take exams or actively participate in class assignments and projects, but regular attendance is expected. Students do not receive academic credit for their attendance and participation, however courses that are successfully audited do appear with a grade of "X" on an official transcript. Not all classes are available to audit. College of Business and Economics courses, online courses, off campus and remedial courses do not allow auditing. Auditing for any other course is subject to instructor’s approval and space permitting. You can explore UW-Whitewater classes during a given term using the online course catalog.

Tuition and Fees

Guest auditors who are Wisconsin residents pay 30% of the normal per credit academic fee. Nonresidents pay 50% of the normal per credit academic fee. Tuition for auditors that are 60 years of age or older is waived. Any special course fees other than the normal tuition (e.g., for field trips or special materials art supplies), will be charged regardless of the auditor’s age or disability status.

Two Step Application Process

(1) Online Application (2) Audit Registration form.

There are several steps to apply as a Special No Credentials student – Students must first complete an online application as Special no credentials Audit – confirming which campus you wish to attend, Rock County or Whitewater. All Applications must be completed online before last day to add a course, which can be found on the web online course catalogunder the correct term. Review Deadlines: Add, Drop, Withdraw, Refund. Please note: Auditing students are not permitted to sit in on courses until they have been officially enrolled and added to the class roster.

Next Steps

Wait, there’s more! After you submit the Audit Registration Form to the Registrar’s Office, you will need to complete a few steps to get started with your class. Please click below to continue with your next steps.

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