A CMU student interested in taking a course on an audit basis must obtain, prior to registration, the approval of the chairperson of the department offering the course. An Audit Request Card, signed by the student and the department chairperson, must be submitted to the Registrar's Office, Warriner 212 or the Student Service Court, Lower Level Bovee University Center 119, by Friday of the third week of the semester if it is a full-semester (16-week) course (see Calendar). For short-term courses, please consult the current class schedule for the published dates.

No credit is granted for a course being audited, but such credit as the course normally would carry is included as part of the student's total load and tuition and fees are assessed accordingly. No change from regular registration to audit, or from audit to regular registration, is permitted after the deadline.

The student's responsibility in the class being audited is determined by the department chairperson and the instructor of the class.​​