Auditing Courses

Auditing a Course

Students may register to audit courses (meaning they take courses for no credit and no grade; only a "U" appears on the transcript) on a space available basis only, beginning with the first day of classes each semester. Payment is the same as for students taking the courses for credit.

The approval of the Registrar, Financial Aid and instructor are required for an audit status.

NOTE:

  • Audit credits do not count toward financial aid eligibility.
  • Students may not normally change from credit to audit or audit to credit after the third week of classes (or the 25% refund deadline in summer).

REGULAR AUDIT

  1. Students must first meet with an advisor for completion and approval of the registration form. Students are not be registered until the first day of courses.

  2. The student proceeds to register with the Secretary to the Registrar as a regular registrant, goes to the Student Accounts Office, SSC 202 to pay the tuition and returns to the Registrar's Office with a receipt. The student will then be given the Audit Permission Form to take to the instructor for signature.

  3. Once signed by the Instructor, the student proceeds to Financial Aid, SSC 104, for signature. The student must return the signed Audit Permission Form to the Registrar for final approval and signature. The change to audit status will be data entered.

  4. If you have any questions, please contact the Secretary to the Registrar at (845) 431-8020.


SENIOR CITIZEN AUDIT

Senior citizens, sixty years of age or older, may also audit courses (meaning they take courses for no credit and no grade; only a "SA" appears on the transcript) on a space available basis, beginning with the first day of classes each semester. There is no tuition charge for senior citizens, residing in Dutchess County. Courses that have additional fees are the responsibility of the auditor.

The approval of the Registrar and instructor are required for an audit status.

NOTE:

  • Audit credits do not count toward financial aid eligibility.
  • Senior auditors wishing to change from audit to credit, register as a regular registrant; goes to the Student Accounts Office, SSC 202 to pay the tuition and returns to the Registrar's Office with a receipt. 
  • Senior auditors must send a completed registration form, signed by an advisor, to the Secretary to the Registrar prior to the first day of classes. Completed registration forms include CRN & sections numbers.
  • Advisors are available during normal business hours Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. to assist you with your schedule and ensure prerequisites have been met.
  • To check availability of courses please go to www.sunydutchess.edu
    • Click on list of classes
    • Choose the term
    • Choose the subject of study you are interested in
    • Click on the blue header of the course you are interested in.
    • If the remaining is 0 we cannot register you for the course.
  • Senior auditors are limited to 2 courses per semester up to six (6) credits. Auditors cannot attend classes that are full or that they are not registered for. 
  • All students, including auditors should never contact an instructor to gain access to a course that is full or that they do not have the prerequisite proof to register for. 

How your registration will be processed:

  1. If space is available the auditor will be registered for the class as a senior auditor on the first day of classes.

  2. A packet will be waiting for the auditor to pick up prior to the first class which includes an audit card to present to the instructor and copy of his/her schedule to show the Security Office for a parking sticker.

  3. The signed audit card needs to be returned to the Secretary to the Registrar after the first class.

  4. If you have any questions, please contact the Secretary to the Registrar (845) 431-8020.