Receiving Credit for Classes
To ensure you receive credit for the classes:
- You must be officially registered for that class; you are not able to sit in on a class if you are not registered.
- If you are dropped from a class because you did not make required payments, you are not eligible for reinstatement at the end of the semester and are not eligible to receive credit for the class.
Student Enrollment Status
Student enrollment status is determined by the number of credit hours you are registered for each semester. A full-time student is a student who is registered/enrolled in 12 or more credits. A part-time student is a student who is registered/enrolled in less than 12 credits.
Auditing a Course
At times a student may wish to attend a class without receiving a grade or credit. To do so, the student must register using the normal registration process to audit the class. The tuition and fees are the same, whether the student is auditing the course or taking it for credit. Information regarding the exception for senior citizens auditing postsecondary classes is below. You must officially change your audit status within the first 20 percent of class. At the complete of the class, the student will receive a grade of AU (audit).
If you are auditing a class, you cannot change your enrollment in the class to credit-seeking or vice versa after the first 20 percent of the class has met.
An AU (audit) grade does not count toward program credit or program completion.
Senior Citizen Audits of Postsecondary Classes
Wisconsin residents, 60 years of age or older on the start date of the class, may audit a technical diploma or associate degree class without paying the tuition portion of the class fee, provided space is available in that class. This is a significantly reduced rate. Only non-tuition fees, such as material, activity, and other miscellaneous fees will be charged. Forms for requesting a senior audit are available at any Student Services Center. If a senior citizen wants credit for the class, regular registration procedures and charges apply. The regular audit rules apply to changing from credit-seeking to audit and vice versa.
Senior Citizens and ACE Classes
Wisconsin citizens 62 years of age or older on the start date of the class may take Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes at a significantly reduced rate. A student in this category is not charged tuition for the class, only non-tuition fees, such as material, activity, and other miscellaneous fees will be charged. Contact any Student Services Center for information.