Policy on Auditing Courses
Students wishing to audit music courses should take note of
General University Regulation K, (p. 54, 1998-99 Calendar):
K. POLICY GOVERNING THE AUDITING OF COURSES (Undergraduate
- Individuals auditing courses must have met the University's
admission or re-admission requirements as stated in the University
Calendar. [This apparently does not mean that auditors must be
formally admitted to the university.]
- In order to audit any course, an individual must receive
permission from the instructor in that course and the
administrative head of the unit in which the course is offered.
Matters to be considered shall include class size, impact on credit
students and other factors judged relevant by the academic unit;
and permission cannot be given until the number of registrations
for credit is known.
- Individuals auditing courses shall limit their participation to
that deemed appropriate by the instructor; auditors are not
permitted to write formal examinations, nor to have their work
- Audited courses will not be considered as meeting
prerequisites, admission, or course requirements for any
undergraduate programmes nor will audited courses be listed on the
individual's transcript of university studies.
- Lecture courses in music theory and music history may be
available for audit, subject to the conditions outlined in
Regulation K above. Auditors will not be given access to labs,
instruments and practice facilities.
Auditing is not routinely permitted in:
- First-year courses
- Lab courses (such as aural skills and keyboard harmony)
- Any courses taught on an individual basis
- Applied courses
- Courses in conducting and instrumental techniques
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