Some academic courses may be audited. Registered students at the State University of New York at New Paltz may audit courses without paying a registration fee. For all others, a registration fee of $254.00 ($50.00 Audit fee, $204.00 Technology fee) will be charged. This fee is non-refundable after the first week of classes (see academic calendar for exact dates). Persons who would like to audit a course must obtain an Audit Form from Records and Registration or download it from their website:

The completed form must have the signatures of:

  • The course instructor
  • The chair of the department offering the course
  • Professional staff member of Academic Computing (Humanities 103)

Persons 60 Years of Age or Older:

Persons over the age of 60 or older will be exempt from all fees except course fees associated with a few specialty courses that cover cost of materials, travel, and so forth.

Forms must be submitted to Records & Registration (Wooster Hall 115) with the proper signatures.

The audit privilege permits the auditor to attend a course, providing there is room in the course and the necessary approvals have been granted, and to do assignments, but it does not permit the auditor to take examinations in the course or to have his or her work evaluated in any other way. The auditor receives a “grade” of AU for the course, and no credits are earned.

Students may not change their enrollment status from audit to credit, or from credit to audit.

Audit privileges are not available in studio, laboratory, performance courses, or courses where class participation of students is of major importance, nor are they available in credit-free courses offered by the institution or in any foreign study program or course. Online courses cannot be audited