Students may audit a course, which means they can attend the course for no credit. The audited course will appear on the student’s transcript with a grade of NC (no credit). The student must discuss course work expectations with the instructor, and it is up to the instructor to approve the student’s request to audit the course.

Audited courses do not apply toward any academic degree and do not count as part of a student’s full- or part-time load for purposes of financial aid or for loan deferments.

The tuition for an audited course is the same as that for a credit course. IU employees should note that courses taken on an audit basis are not covered by the Fee Courtesy benefit.

Students considering this option should discuss it carefully with their academic advisor to see if this is the best choice or if another grading option, such as the Pass/Fail option, may be more appropriate.

In some cases, schools do not allow students to register for a class for credit after taking it on an audit basis. Students should consult their school recorder about this, especially before auditing a required course.

Students must pick up the audit forms from their school or division, secure the appropriate signatures, and submit the form to the Office of the Registrar by the deadline specified: visit

Once invoked, the student may not reverse the “no credit” status for the course.