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Auditing of Classes

Auditing is a privilege extended to full-time RISD students who wish to attend classes or other regular activities of a course, but not to receive grades or credit or to submit work to the instructor for criticism. Instructor’s permission is required.  Instructors will accept auditors only if class size and facilities permit doing so.

Auditors may change to regular enrollment (i.e. for credit and a grade) only during the Add/Drop period. For purposes of maintaining good academic standing, auditing is not counted toward the student’s required minimum credit load. There is an attendance requirement of a minimum of two-thirds of the class meetings.  The student’s satisfactory participation as an auditor will be indicated by “AU” on his or her transcript.  Students who do not meet the attendance requirement may be withdrawn from the course by the instructor, in which case the grade of “W” will be recorded.

Registration for audit status is by using an Add form during the Add/Drop period only.  Audit status must be specifically approved on the form by the instructor.  There will be a maximum of three audits in a student’s career.

Audited courses are included in extra credit fee calculations.

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