Auditor and Non-degree-seeking Students

Students who are not enrolled in an academic program at LMU may sometimes take graduate (500- or 6000-level) courses at LMU’s Bioethics Institute under “non-degree” or “auditor” status.

Application & Admission:

Students may take graduate courses in non-degree or auditor status with permission from the Program Director and the Professor. See additional admissions requirements.

Students interested in taking graduate courses under non-degree or auditor* status must fill out an Application for Non-Degree Status here: Printable PDF

*Potential auditors need to indicate on the form (1) that you wish to audit the course, rather than take it as a non-degree student, and (2) the name of the course you would like to audit. There is no box to check or line to write in this information, so just insert it wherever you can.

Auditor vs. Non-Degree Status: What is the Difference?

AuditorNon-Degree
Attend and participate fully in class but are not required to fulfill the regular course assignments and do not receive a grade or any academic credit for the course. See university policy for auditing a course. Fulfill the regular course requirements to receive academic credit upon successful completion of the course. See university policy for non-degree graduate study.

Charged approximately 25% of the regular course cost and do not receive any academic credit for their participation.
2016-17 Cost: $278/unit, $834/course (3 credits)

Charged the regular cost of the course and receive full academic credit upon completion.
2016-17 Cost: $1111/ unit, $3333/course (3 credits)

Mandatory fees, such as a $50 registration fee, will also apply. Contact Student Financial Services for more information.