Auditing courses

Registered students and members of the community may be permitted to audit up to 3.0 units of undergraduate courses in a session (typically two courses of 1.5 units).

Registration as an auditor is subject to the following conditions:

  • The degree of an auditor's participation in the course is at the discretion of the department.
  • Attendance as an auditor does not grant entitlement to an academic record of such attendance and will not be considered as meeting admission, prerequisite or course requirements for any University credit program.
  • Changing a course from credit to audit is not permitted after the Academic Drop Deadline.
  • Once a course has been audited, the course is not open to course challenge.
  • Audited courses are not included on Official Transcripts, but are available for student’s reference on Administrative Transcripts.
  • Graduate courses are normally open only to students who are registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies; see the faculty regulations in the UVic Graduate Calendar.


  • The individual must receive permission from the department concerned.
  • Permission to audit a course is dependent upon the class size and other factors that the instructor and the department establish.
  • Auditor class entry forms are available online or from Student Support Services on the main floor of University Centre.
  • Auditor Class Entry Forms are processed beginning on the first business day following the Add deadline for the term.
  • Please note that, while auditors may attend classes prior to being registered, they will not be able to access online materials via Course Spaces until they are officially registered in the class.


  • There are different auditor fees for students over the age of 65.
  • Fees shown in the Calendar are per credit unit, most of our courses are valued at 1.5 units.

Registration support

Student Support Services is open 8:30 am - 4 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30 am - 4 pm on Wednesday. 

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