5.12 Audits, Substitutions, and Waivers

A. Auditing Courses

Students who wish to audit a course must complete an Audit Agreement form, get the course instructor's signature, and submit the Audit Agreement form to Registration Services at any Central Piedmont Community College campus within the designated time period. Registration procedures and fees for an audited class are the same as those for regular credit and non-credit enrollment. Certain courses, however, may be designated as not appropriate for audit. Non-credit courses may not be audited without permission from the appropriate dean. The student must request audit status from the instructor prior to the start of the term or at the first class meeting. No student will be allowed to change from an audit to a credit designation or from a credit to an audit designation after the section census date.

A student auditing a course is expected to attend regularly but may choose not to take examinations and will not receive college credit. A record of the audit shall be entered on the student's transcript as AU with no college credit given.

B. Course Substitution

Course substitutions for graduation are permitted upon the recommendation of the division director responsible for the required course.

C. Course Waiver

Course waivers for graduation are permitted upon the recommendation of the division director of the student's Associate in Applied Science program, or of the dean who has responsibility for the specific course in the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Engineering, and Associate in Fine Arts degrees. No credit hours will be granted. General Education requirements may not be waived for any reason. Students must still meet the minimum credit hours required for their program as outlined in Policy 5.13: Program Completion Regulations.


Changes approved by Cabinet on March 2, 2015; July 17, 2017

Modified on November 11, 2004; January 12, 2005; November 1, 2006; February 21, 2008