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, Student Financial Services and instructor are required
for an audit status.
1. Auditors must submit a completed registration form, signed by an advisor, on the
first day of the semester.
Students must meet the College prerequisite(s) for the course they wish to audit.
Students wishing to register as an auditor will not be registered until the first
day of the semester.
2. The student proceeds to register with the Secretary to the Registrar as a regular
registrant, goes to the Student Financial Services Office, SSC 202, to pay the tuition
and returns to the Office of the Registrar 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 Office
of 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)
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.
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.
Students must meet the College prerequisite for the course they wish to register.
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.
To check availability of courses please go to www.sunydutchess.edu.
Click on list of classes at the bottom of the page
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.
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
How your registration will be processed:
If space is available the auditor will be registered for the class as a senior auditor
on the first day of the semester.
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.
The signed audit card needs to be returned to the Secretary to the Registrar after
the first class.
If you have any questions, please contact the Secretary to the Registrar (845) 431-8022.