Records & Registration

Auditing classes

What is a course audit?

The audit privilege permits the auditor to attend a course, providing there is room in the course and the necessary approvals have been granted, and to do assignments. It does not permit the auditor to take examinations in the course or to have work evaluated in any other way. The auditor receives a “grade” of AU for the course, and no credits are earned. Students may not change their enrollment status from audit to credit, or from credit to audit. 

Registered New Paltz students may audit courses without paying a registration fee. For all others, a fee may be applied. This fee is non-refundable after the first week of classes.


REGISTRATION FEE: $50 (Fee waived for individuals 60 years and older)

TECHNOLOGY FEE:  Applied to all auditors.  Click here for more information about fees.

COURSE FEES: Some courses have associated cost.  See course description in the Schedule of Classes for more details.

Audit privileges are not available in studio, laboratory, performance courses, or courses where class participation of students is of major importance, nor are they available in credit-free courses offered by the institution or in any foreign study program or course.



1. Complete the Course Audit Form. The completed form must have the signatures of the course instructor and the chair of the department offering the course.

2. Submit the form to Records & Registration

3. Auditors will be registered one week prior to the start of classes.