Auditing a Course


  • Obtain a Course Audit Application Form - available online or from the Office of Extended Education
  • Obtain written permission from the course instructor
  • Obtain written permission from the department chair or Dean
  • Submit the completed form to the Office of Extended Education on or after the first day of classes

Terms and Conditions

  • Courses are on a space available basis
  • May not sign up to audit a course before the first day of class
  • Permission may be revoked if a formally registered student wishes to enroll in the course
  • Auditors will not be enrolled in the course and will not be listed on the class roster
  • Auditors do not earn academic credit or any formal recognition
  • Auditors are not required to meet the requirements of the course
  • Instructor is not obligated to evaluate the auditor's work in any way
  • Auditors are subject to all appropriate guidelines and the student code of conduct
  • Application Fees may be charged (Technology fees, athletic fees, etc.)
High School Students       
  • Must be a junior or a senior
  • Have written permission from their principal or guidance counselor
  • Follow the process listed above        

$25 per course

Exemptions from the audit fee - people directly associated with SUNY Potsdam

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Alumni
  • Immediate family members of faculty and staff
For Additional Information, contact:

Office of Extended Education
206 Raymond Hall
SUNY Potsdam
Potsdam, NY 13676

Phone: (315) 267-2166

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.