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How do I audit or challenge an AU course? : Current Student Program

You may choose to either audit or challenge a course at AU.

Challenge for Credit

When you challenge a course, you are demonstrating that you have a high level of proficiency in the subject matter covered by that course. Some courses are not available for challenge, and some postsecondary institutions do not recognize challenge courses for transfer credit.

Please see the Challenge for Credit section of our calendar for more information on the challenge for credit process and how to register for a challenge for credit course.

Note that you may not withdraw from a challenge for credit course.

Course Audit

When you audit a course, you are taking the course for interest and do not receive credit. Click here to view the audit link for specific regulations that pertain to course audit.

To register as an audit student, follow the course registration process, and when you are asked if you would like to take the course for credit or for audit, choose audit.

The audit option button.

Updated September 22 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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