Course Auditing Policy

Internal Auditors

If you are a current UofT student and would like to audit one of our courses, please do the following before the beginning of the semester:

  1. Contact the Undergraduate Assistant to see if the course you are interested in can accept auditors.  If it can, you will be asked to contact the instructor of the course for their formal permission to audit.
  2. Once the instructor has given permission, please request that they add you to the course page on Quercus as an “Observer”.
  3. See below for more information on auditing policies, fees, and attendance confirmation letters.

External Auditors

If you are external to UofT and would like to audit one of our undergraduate courses, please complete the following steps before the beginning of the semester:

  1. Refer to the Arts & Science timetable for the list of current PSY courses, when they are offered, instructor information, and class locations.
  2. Contact theUndergraduate Assistant to see if the course can accept auditors.  If it can, you will be asked to contact the instructor of the course for their formal permission to audit.
  3. Complete the PDF iconPsychology External Audit Request Form.pdf and return it to the Department.  Further instructions will follow regarding payment of the audit fee and acquiring a temporary ID in order to access the course page on Quercus.
  4. See below for more information on auditing policies, fees, and attendance confirmation letters.

Auditing Policies (Internal/External)

  • Auditing is subject to availability and the course instructor’s and department’s approval.
  • Auditing a course entitles you to attend lectures only.
  • You may not submit any written work, attend tutorials, write term tests or the final exam.
  • You will receive permission to access the course page on Quercus as an “Observer” and added manually by the instructor once the approval has been granted.

Auditing Fees

  • The fee for external auditors is 40% of the regular tuition fee for a half-course, which is currently $610.00: Therefore, the fee will be $244.00.
  • A fee invoice will be issued to auditors after receipt of the completed Psychology External Audit Request form.
  • If you are a registered UofT student, you do not have to pay an auditing fee.

Audit Attendance Confirmation Letter

An Audit Attendance Confirmation Letter can be issued to auditors who attend at least 75% of the class meetings. If you wish to receive this letter, please: 

  • Advise the instructor in writing by the first class that you wish to receive an Audit Attendance Confirmation Letter and have them confirm that your attendance will be recorded using the PDF iconPsychology Audit Attendance Form.pdf.
  • Email the completed form to the Undergraduate Assistant (psy.ug-assistant@utoronto.ca) or bring it to the 4th floor of Sidney Smith Hall to have your request processed.

 

Please contact the Undergraduate Assistant with any questions about auditing.