Auditing a Class

Students interested in taking a credit course for non-credit purposes may audit a course. Students usually audit a course for the purposes of self-enrichment and academic exploration.

Students desiring to audit a course may do so on a space available basis beginning two days after Late Registration day through the end of schedule change. Students must declare they are auditing a course by this time. 

  • Audit students must meet all admissions and prerequisite requirements for the course.
  • Audit students will not receive a grade or credit for the course.
  • Course tuition and applicable fees apply.

Some courses require departmental approval prior to registering for a course to be audited. Check the list below and contact the appropriate department if the course is listed.

  • Automotive: All classes beginning with the prefix AUT - (803)738-7751
  • Building Construction, Commercial Graphics, HVAC: All classes beginning with the prefixes ACR, BCT, CGC - (803)822-3361
  • English: Eng 100, 101, 102 or 165 - (803)738-7754
  • Health Sciences: All classes beginning with the prefixes AHS, DAT, DHG, HIM, MED, MLT, NMT, PHM, PTH, RAD, RDT, RES, SUR - (803)822-3381
  • Industrial Electricity/Electronics, Industrial Maintenance, Machine Tool Technology: All classes beginning with the prefixes EEM, IMT, MTT - (803)738-7676
  • Nursing: All classes beginning with the prefix NUR - (803)822-3334 or (803)822-3463

The following courses may NOT be audited:

  • Any Foreign Language beginning with the prefix SPA, FRE or SWA
  • Any class beginning with the prefix ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • ART 111, 112, 211, 212
  • MUS 106
  • THE 105, 125

Students who are auditing a course are NOT required to take tests or exams and will receive a grade of “AU” (Audit) for the course. Audit courses are NOT computed in grade point averages.

Credit hours for audit courses are not included in a student's course load. This means that if a student is enrolled in 9 credit hours of regular course work and 3 audit hours for a course, the student is ONLY credited for 9 hours of course work or only ¾ time for financial aid purposes. Students are charged full tuition for auditing a course.

A student who audits a course may later take the same course for credit. Students auditing a course MAY NOT change their course status after schedule change period of the term.


What is the deadline to begin the re-admission process for students on suspension?

Applications need to be submitted by the following dates for the corresponding semester:

  • Fall Semester – July 1st
  • Spring Semester – November 1st
  • Summer Semester – April 1st

We recommend that you start the admissions process at least three weeks before the start of registration.

Contact Us

MTC Office of Admissions
Phone: 803.738.7839
Fax: 803.790.7524

P.O. Box 2408
Columbia, SC 29202

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