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Staff/Faculty/Community Members Auditing Courses

Auditing as a staff/faculty member

  • Staff/Faculty members can choose to audit a course, but are required to fill out the Staff Fee Benefit form from HR and submit that paperwork to HR. Only 1 discount per employee, per term.
  • Staff/Faculty can audit with instructor approval and if space is available in the course. Instructor approval can be obtained by email or the instructor can sign the hard copy registration form.
  • Staff/Faculty can register to audit a course through Webster or with a Registration Form.
  • Fees associated with the course are charged, but not tuition.
  • Staff & Faculty cannot audit a course as “community members”.

Once the HR paperwork is confirmed and instructor approval has been obtained ‘to “Audit” the class’ the grading mode will be changed and the tuition will be reversed.

Auditing as a community member

  • Community Members wanting to audit a course for no tuition charge must wait until the first day of the term to register for a course to audit. Community members are allowed to audit an on-campus course for no tuition only if there is space available in the course.
  • Community Members who register themselves for a course (or wait-list for a course) will not qualify for the discounted rate of tuition. Registration to audit for no tuition charge must happen in the Registrar’s Office the first week of the term.
  • Community members must fill out a Registration Form, sign it and email (registrar@eou.edu) or bring it to the Registrar’s Office during the first week of the term. The Registrar’s office then verifies seat availability and manually adjusts the registration to reflect the reduced tuition. (All class fees will be charged to the student’s account, but tuition will not be applied.)
  • If the community member has not ever attended EOU, or is inactive in the system a Non-Admit application form will need to be filled out and a $25 application fee paid to Admissions.
  • Community members can only receive 1 discounted class per person, per term and cannot have a degree in progress.

Regular fully admitted students auditing a class

  • Pay full price for an “audited” class.
  • Students can register anytime registration is open.
  • They have until the 2nd week of the term to change their grading mode.
  • Audited classes will not count towards a degree.

Instructor or Dean approval will not be accepted during or after finals week of the term in which the discount rate is applied. 

HR has the Reduced Tuition Policies information for academic and classified employees.

The Academic Catalog has the AUDITING OF COURSES process.