Design & Requirements

The guiding principle behind all auditing of courses at Stanford is that permission to attend courses on an auditing basis may be granted only to an eligible individual by an instructor of an authorized course. In general, courses authorized for audit include lecture classes in which participation is not expected of the students. Classes that require individual instruction and participation, such as laboratory and language courses, studio and performance courses (e.g. drawing, instrumental music) or creative writing courses are not authorized for auditing.