Alumni Course Audit Program

Alumni Course Audit Program

The Alumni Course Audit Program gives all GW alumni the benefit of attending a wide selection of GW courses on a not-for-credit basis.  The program is available to GW alumni of all ages and local residents 60 years of age and older who live in the neighborhoods surrounding GW's Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses - specifically zip codes 20037 and 20006.  The Alumni Course Audit program is a rewarding way to enhance professional skills, increase knowledge and pursue a commitment to lifelong learning.

*The Online Course Audit Form will be activated on August 24, 2015.  We will not accept any registrations for Fall 2015 before August 24, 2015. If you submit before that date, your form will be held until August 24th and we will send the form to be registered on August 31, 2015. For common questions, please take a look at our Course Audit FAQs or email

Important Dates for Fall 2015

Deadlines Dates
First day forms may be submitted August 24
First day forms are sent to Registrar August 31
Last day forms may be submitted without a $50.00 late fee  September 18

Website Updates: We will continue to add excluded courses to the list as they come in from departments. Please be aware that the list will be changing until around August 24th. 

Registration Fees

Alumni under the age of 60


Alumni age 60 or over


Local Residents (non-alumni) age 60 or over  


Important Note About Fees: If a course has an associated Lab Fee, Music Course Fee, or Art Course Fee listed on the Schedule of Classes, auditors will be billed for that fee through the Student Accounts office.  Auditors are required to pay those fees, and should submit payment directly to Student Accounts.  Lab, Music Course, and Art Course Fees are not processed through the Office of Alumni Relations and should not be submitted with registration fee payments.

Register to Audit a Course

John Colby, CCAS BA '71


"I can interact with people in the boardroom and then I can go sit with musicians and speak that language. I attribute a lot of that to the broad-based education I got at GW." Read more