DEADLINES for registering to audit
For Fall 2012, Friday, August 24
For Spring 2013, Tuesday, January 8
Duke employees and members of the community with appropriate academic background are eligible to audit Duke courses numbered from 001 to 699. Please check the pertinent university bulletin for information regarding any course prerequisites.
Auditors have an official relationship with the University, although they do not receive academic credit. Auditors, however, are entitled to request and receive a Duke transcript at the end of the academic term. Permission to audit is granted (or not) by the instructor of the course. An auditor is counted among those registered for the course, and therefore there must be space available in the class in order to register as an auditor.
Oftentimes before granting permission to audit, the instructor will want to know your academic background and your reasons for desiring to audit. If the instructor does not clarify course expectations for you, you should inquire to prevent misunderstanding. Some instructors – especially those of foreign language, math, and statistics courses – will expect you to do all written work and to participate in class. Other instructors will expect you to do assigned readings and participate in class discussion but not to submit any written work. Still other instructors will expect you to attend class but not to participate in discussion or turn in any written work.
Some instructors are comfortable granting permission to audit weeks before classes begin. Other instructors will indicate they wish to wait until classes have begun or until the first week of drop/add is over before granting permission. If you are unable to obtain permission to audit before classes begin, be sure to contact Kim Price for information on how to avoid being assessed a late registration fee.
If you audit a course, you may not later take that course for academic credit at Duke.
NOTE: Physical education activity, dance technique, and music lessons may not be taken on an audit basis.