Students may choose to take a course as Audit or Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory. 

Audit Grading

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

A successfully completed audited course does not earn a traditional grade or credits and will appear on the student’s academic records with a grade of AU. Audits do not count toward full-time status, 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 courses.

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, complete the Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory Grading Form, obtain the required approval signature from their advisor, and submit it to the Office of the Registrar no later than the course add/drop deadline. 

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

  • First semester freshmen and transfer students are not eligible for this option
  • Students with less than a 2.0 cumulative grade point average are not eligible
  • Students may use this option for only one course per semester
  • This option should not be used for a course that fulfills 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.