Full-time Northeastern students (16 credits at the undergraduate level and 8 credits at the graduate level, before the audit registration) may audit one class per term as an overload with no additional charge.

  • Students are permitted to register from the end of the course-add period to the end of the third week of classes.
  • Registration is based on the availability of a seat in the class.
  • Students must obtain advisor approval and meet the prerequisites and any other required approvals for the class.
  • Instructor permission, as well as approval by the associate dean of the college offering the course, is required.
  • The course work required is at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Once a student opts to audit a course, the audit status of the course cannot be changed.
  • First-year students may not audit classes.
  • A signed Petition to Audit must be presented to the Office of the Registrar during the designated audit-add period.
    • Students will not be registered for approved audited course(s) until after the add period is over for the intended term.
  • Excluded courses are co-op, labs, language courses, any off-campus course, any online course, and any course required for the major or degree.
  • Audits carry no academic credit.