Students may choose to take a course as Audit or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Please read below for more information on these options.

Audit Grading

To audit a course, a student must first get prior approval of the instructor, register for the course, complete the Audit/Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory Grading Form, obtain the instructor’s signature, and submit the form to the Registrar’s Office no later than the end of the course add/drop period.

A successfully completed audited course doesn’t earn a traditional grade or credits, and will appear on the student’s academic records with a grade of AU. Audits do not count for full-time status, for loan deferments, financial aid, etc. Courses with a grade of AU are not eligible to receive the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend.

All applicable tuition and fees are assessed for audited credits.

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading

Selection of satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading for a student option satisfactory/unsatisfactory course cannot be accomplished through the registration system.

Students must register for the course first, then complete the Audit/Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory Grading Form, obtain the required approval signature from their advisor, and submit it to the Registrar’s Office no later than the end of the course add/drop period.

The following regulations apply to satisfactory/unsatisfactory student option courses for the undergraduate student:

  • First semester freshmen are not eligible for this option
  • First semester transfer students are not eligible for this option
  • Students with less than a 2.0 cumulative grade point average are not eligible for this option
  • Students may use this option for only one course per semester
  • This option should not be used in a course to fulfill a general or specific requirements within a student’s major
  • The above regulations do not apply to HES IOOA-P, HES IOIA-J, HES 102A-G, HES 104, HES 106, and HES 123
  • Additional policies for this grading option are indicated on the form.