Office of the Registrar and Academic Records

Audit and Challenging Classes


Students may audit most SLCC classes for the purpose of the learning opportunity it provides, according to the following conditions:

  • Tuition and fees will be assessed at the same rate for audited classes as those taken for credit.
  • Students are not required to attend, take exams, or otherwise participate in classes they are auditing.
  • Students do not receive Attempted or Earned credit hours for audited classes.
  • Audited classes appear on student transcripts with an AU grade which is not calculated in term or cumulative grade-point averages.
  • Audited classes are not counted as part of student enrollment status.
  • Students will not be awarded financial aid nor receive veterans benefits for audited classes.
  • Audited classes will not be considered part of Satisfactory Progress for financial aid purposes.

Students should declare their intent to audit a class at the time of registration.  Exceptions may be recommended by the appropriate administrative authority.

To audit a class after the add period, the instructor of the intended class will need to e-mail the request to:

For information about Senior Citizens auditing classes, please call us at (801) 957-4298.


Class sections are sometimes canceled for lack of sufficient enrollment or for other administrative reasons.  Division Offices will make reasonable attempts to notify students of such cancellations as quickly as possible. 

If you desire to replace a canceled class section with another class, please follow established procedures for adding classes.  You will receive a full refund for classes canceled.  Refund checks are processed 2 to 3 weeks after the last day to drop classes (See Academic Calendar) and sent to your mailing address.  You may contact the Cashiers Office for additional information regarding refunds.


If you feel that your experience or previous knowledge would enable you to successfully challenge a course offered at SLCC, you may apply to take a challenge examination.  Challenge examinations may be taken at any time during the semester at $25 per class challenged, payable before taking the examination.  Challenge examinations are not available in all classes.  DO NOT REGISTER for the class you plan to challenge.  If you have previously taken the class, you are ineligible to challenge it, regardless of whether you audited, failed, or received credit for it.

For information about challenging classes, contact Testing Services.  Credits earned by challenge examinations do not contribute toward enrollment status for financial aid or veterans’ benefits. 

Upon successful completion of the examination and other specified requirements, the class will appear on your transcript with a P (Pass) grade and the designation “Credit by Exam.”  Failed challenge examinations will not be recorded on your transcript.  Credit earned by challenge examination is not counted as in-residence credit.


A confirmation of the classes you are enrolled for is available on-line MyPage.  See Academic Calendar for tuition payment due dates.