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 May 11th.  We will not accept any registrations before May 11, 2015. For common questions, please take a look at our Course Audit FAQs or email alumniaudit@gwu.edu

Important Dates for Summer 2015

Deadlines Session I Session II
First day forms may be submitted May 11 June 29
First day forms are sent to Registrar May 18 July 6
Last day forms may be submitted without a $50.00 late fee  June 6 July 24

Registration Fees

Alumni under the age of 60

$125.00

Alumni age 60 or over

$65.00

Local Residents (non-alumni) age 60 or over  

$65.00

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 Account.  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.

Corcoran College of Art & Design Alumni: At this time, alumni of Corcoran College of Art & Design will not be able to audit courses during the Summer 2015 sessions.  This is a benefit we hope to offer to Corcoran alumni in the coming semesters. We will update the website with more updates regarding this policy as it changes. Corcoran classes are now considered GW classes, so they will be available to audit, only if they are approved by the professor/department. Please reach out to the Office of Alumni Relations with any questions and/or concerns. 

Corcoran College of Art and Design Classes: At this time, we are not offering Corcoran College of Art and Design Continuing Education classes as a part of our Course Audit Program.  This is a benefit we hope to offer in the near future. We will update the website with updates regarding this policy as it changes.  

Five Easy Steps for Auditing a Course

  1. Find the course you wish to audit in the Schedule of Classes.
  2. Make sure your chosen course is NOT on our list of Excluded Courses. Please note that online courses are currently not available to audit. 
  3. Have the professor sign the Course Audit Approval Form or obtain an email that states that the auditor is able to audit the course. Hold onto this document as it will be needed during your registration.
  4. Complete the Online Registration Form (This will be activated on May 11th). You will need: 
  • ​Your choosen course information (Department, Course Title, Course Number, Section Number, CRN (5-digit #)
  • Course Audit Approval Form or copy of approval email
  • Form of Payment (Credit Card preferred, Checks are accepted, but can add 1-2 weeks to processing time)

​ 5.  Upon completion of payment, you will receive an email confirming your completion of the process. It usually takes 3-5 business days after completion of your registration to be officially registered for the class. 

If you do not have access to a computer,  you may fill out the following paper form.  This process will usually add 1 week onto the registration process. 

Paper Course Audit Form:

Note: We will be going to a paperless system in the near future, so if you have a computer, please consider using the online form.

  1. Find the course you wish to audit in the Schedule of Classes.
  2. Make sure your chosen course is NOT on our list of Excluded Courses. Please note that online courses are currently not available to audit. 
  3. Fill out the Summer Registration Form
  4. Have the professor sign the Registration Form or obtain an email that states that the auditor is able to audit the course. 
  5. Mail or email your form to the Office of Alumni Relations. 

Checks:All checks must have the course auditor's name written in the memo line and made out to "The George Washington University."  

Office of Alumni Relations

ATTN: Alexandra Hire

Course Audit Program

1918 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20052

alumniaudit@gwu.edu

We do not accept faxed registration forms.

*If you have additional questions after reading these instructions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-994-6435 or 1-800-ALUMNI-7, or by email at alumniaudit@gwu.edu.  We also have a Course Audit FAQs page that has answers to many common questions about the process. 

John Colby, CCAS BA '71

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