16. Can I audit a World Language class?
Yes. California Education Code 76370 permits community colleges to allow individuals to audit courses, that is, to sit in without participating in class activities or being required to take exams. The intent is to provide individuals with opportunities to explore areas of interest without being subject to the demands of class activities or evaluation and grading. An additional intent is that faculty will not have additional work required because of the presence of individuals auditing courses.
Please note that priority in class enrollment will be given to students wanting to take the course for credit. Permission to enroll in a class on an audit basis is at the instructor's discretion. Students must be added as an auditor by the last day to add classes in the term.
Finally, as the word “audit” indicates, an audit student only observes the lessons and therefore will not take part in questions, class activities, exams, office hours, etc. At the discretion of the instructor, an auditing student may be given a revocable permission to participate in the activities the instructor deems appropriate for their status. If you would like to guarantee your full participation in a class, we ask you to fully register with the Registrar by paying the corresponding fees.