As of the Fall 2023 semester, the College has fully resumed the auditor program. We have implemented a centralized registration process and an administrative fee of $250 will be charged (please see exceptions below).
Auditing Courses at Wellesley
Wellesley College courses are offered primarily to accommodate our degree-seeking students and others accepted to enroll for credit. When resources permit, we welcome select categories of people to attend courses on campus on a non-credit basis as auditors.
The following groups of people are eligible to register as an auditor for one course in a Fall or Spring semester (we do not offer auditing during Winter and Summer):
Alumnae of Wellesley College
Residents of the Town of Wellesley age 60 and older
Current full-time employees and their spouses
Current part-time employees (who are limited to one course per year)
Retired employees of Wellesley College who retired at age 60 or older with a minimum of 10 years of service at the College.
Administrative staff who wish to audit a course should refer to the Administrative Handbook for complete information about eligibility.
General Information for Auditors
Registration is required. All auditors must successfully register. Registration is first-come, first-serve. No waitlists will be maintained and late registration after the auditor registration deadline will not be possible. See the Auditor Registration Instructions section below.
An administrative fee of $250.00 is charged each semester to those who are eligible to audit a course and are not either a current employee, a retiree of the College, or the spouse of a current full-time employee. Alumnae may contact email@example.com for financial assistance through the Alumnae Access Fund.
COVID 19 Policies apply. The College’s COVID 19 Policies regarding campus visitors apply to registered auditors. This policy is subject to change.
Auditors may not submit written work of any kind and do not take any assessments (quizzes, tests and exams). Auditors do not participate in classroom discussions unless the faculty member sets a different standard of participation for their course.
No documentation of participation is provided to auditors either from individual faculty or from the College.
An auditor may attend no more than one course per Fall and Spring semester. (Note: Part-time employees are limited to auditing one course per year)
Auditor Withdrawal: Any person formally registered to audit a class may withdraw by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and also notifying the instructor directly. Refunds of the administrative fee will be given for a withdrawal submitted on or before the 10th day of instruction. After the 10th day of instruction, no refunds will be given.
Timeline for Spring 2024
Release of course schedule for auditors - Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Auditor registration opens - Wednesday, January 3, 2024 @ Noon
Auditor registration closes - Wednesday, January 10, 2024 @ Noon
Classes begin - Monday, January 22, 2024
Last day to request a refund - Friday, February 2, 2024
The Spring 2024 Course Schedule for Auditors link will be available here as of Tuesday, December 19, 2023.
Auditor Registration Instructions
The link to the on-line auditor registration form is available below and will be live as of Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at noon when registration begins. If you have any questions about the registration or payment process, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 781-283-2307 or email@example.com.
Complete the online registration form (between Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at noon and Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at noon)
Please note: In the ‘Auditor Type’ question each alumna needs to provide their Wellesley Login name (for verification purposes). You do not need your password and you do not need to login. If you need to obtain your Login name, detailed instructions are available.
Continue to the payment form and pay the registration fee (if applicable).
Please note: You will be asked to enter the personal email address you entered in the registration form. After you Add to Cart, the shopping cart can be accessed from the link on the top right. On checkout, choose ‘Checkout as a Guest’.
Check for a confirmation email from ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ after you have completed the on-line registration process. There will be reminders in the email that relate to steps that non-employee auditors will need to complete. Please go to Campus Police before the start of classes to pick up a building access card.
Before Attending the First Class Session
Remember to confirm the course location using Course Browser. Make sure to check the day before classes start as classroom assignments may change.
Auditor Building Access and Parking Information
Parking is included in your administrative fee. Auditors will be able to park in the Davis garage adjacent to the Wang Campus Center. Once successfully registered, each auditor will receive an email that details the process for obtaining a campus building access card (to enter the building where their class will be held. Note that the Clapp Library will be closed for renovation.