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.

Important Dates for Spring 2015

January 5: The Office of Alumni Relations begins accepting Spring 2015 registration forms
January 12: The Office of the Registrar begins manually adding auditors to their chosen course(s)
February 6: The last day to turn in a registration form for a full-semester course without a late fee
March 13: The last day to turn in a registration form for a second-half semester course without a late fee

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 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 Spring 2015 semester.  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 avalaible to audit, only if they are approved by the professor/department. Please reach out to the GW Office of Alumni Relations with any questions and/or concerns. 

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.
  3. Complete the Spring Registration Form.
  4. Have the course professor or department chair SIGN your registration form to indicate his/her permission to add an auditor.
  5. Submit your registration form and payment information to the Office of Alumni Relations by email or in person.

The George Washington University Alumni House
1918 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

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

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