Request to audit course

Student Services Policy 80480

1. Purpose

This policy policy establishes a clearly defined process and procedure for students who wish to audit a course at Germanna Community College.

2. Policy

2.1 In accordance with VCCS policy 5.6.0., students requesting to audit a course must have the approval of the division dean or another appropriate academic administrator.

2.2 Audited courses do not bear any credit, and do not apply toward the student’s program of study. If a student desires to earn credit for a previously audited course, they must re-enroll, and pay regular tuition for the course.

2.3 As outlined in VCCS policy 5.6.0, students wanting to go from credit to audit or audit to credit for a course must do so by the last date to drop the class with a refund.

2.4 Advanced standing credit should not be awarded for a previously audited course.

2.5 Financial aid cannot be applied towards an audited course. Students utilizing financial aid are strongly encouraged to consult the financial aid office prior to changing from credit to audit, as this change may impact their financial aid award.

2.6 If a student who is auditing a course becomes disruptive to the learning process of other students, the instructor does reserve the right to ask the student to leave.

3. Procedure

3.1 To audit a course, the student should first register for the course through their student center.

3.2 The student will then complete an Auditing a Class form, and have acquire the signature of an academic dean or another appropriate academic administrator per VCCS policy 5.6.0.

3.3 The form will then be returned to the Welcome Center no later than the last date to drop the class being requested for audit for a refund.

3.4 The Welcome Center will process the student’s request to audit the course, and assign a “grade” of X.

4. Definitions

5. References

6. Point of contact


7. Approval and revision dates

Leadership Council: February 23, 2018
College Board: March 15, 2018

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