University Special Students and Guest Auditors: a comparison

University Special Students and Guest Auditors comparison chart

University Special Students and Guest Auditors Comparison Chart

 University Special Students  
 Guest Auditors
ClassificationsUNDS*, 68738, UNHS*, UNOS*,UNVS*, UNPS*, UNES*, UNIS*, UNCS*, UIUL*, UIGL*, UIDL*
 UGST*  and UGSR* 
Credit and Grades
Receive credits and a grade on an official UW transcript.
Do not receive credits or a letter grade. Receive an “AU” on an official UW transcript and an “S” (satisfactory) or “NR” (no report).
Tuition and Fees
 Most classifications pay the Undergraduate/Special rate per credit.  UNCS pay the Graduate tuition rate - see specific Capstone programs for tuition information. (Note: Some courses have special fees.)
UGST- Guest auditors pay reduced fees. See the Office of the Registrar page 'student career' 'Guest'.
UGSR - no fees.
Course participation
 Full participants in all aspects of course (expected to complete all assignments and exams, participate in discussions, etc.)
Observe only. Do not participate in discussions, take exams or quizzes, or complete homework assignments.
Enrollment limitations
Can enroll in any open class for which they meet prerequisites except courses ending in -90 to -99, medical school, law school, vet school, and MBA classes.  See here for  Departments and Schools with Limited Access Courses for University Special and Guest Students .
Can enroll in nonparticipatory classes only. Classes involving laboratory, language or performance skills are not available to audit. Also must have instructor permission to enroll in class. See here for Departments and Schools with Limited Access Courses for University Special and Guest Students . 
Course enrollment process
Enroll via MyUW on appointed enrollment date (approximately one week prior to the start of fall and spring semesters; early April for summer semester).Must obtain instructor’s permission to audit course. After permission is entered into campus computer system, enroll via MyUW.
Access to campus facilities
Have full access to ALL university services including campus libraries, computer facilities, free bus program, free access to recreational facilities, and University Health Services & Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).
Access to campus libraries, computer facilities, but not other services covered by segregated fees such as free bus program, recreational facilities (may pay for access), and University Health Services.
Transfer of credits
Courses eligible for transfer pending approval of receiving institution.
Courses do NOT transfer to accredited degree programs.

*Glossary term

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