Auditing at Columbia
A cost-effective way to learn & grow.
Love the idea of lectures and class discussions but not sure you want to complete the assignments and exams? Want to make the most of a tight budget? Many of our courses are open to audit students as well.
When you audit a class, you’re expected to complete the class readings, attend lectures, and participate in discussions. Unlike credit students, though, you’re not receiving credit for the class so you don’t need to complete essays, quizzes, or exams.
If you’re a Columbia student, alumni, or staff member, please connect directly with the Academics office to inquire about auditing.