Auditing Courses and Course-For-Credit
Any enrolled student may choose to audit a course by paying the audit tuition (approximately one-half of the current regular tuition), and applicable audit fee. Students not enrolled in a degree program at IPS must also submit an Application Form and transcript to the Registrar’s Office. For students auditing a course, attendance will not be recorded, nor will they be required to complete any of the class requirements. No academic credit is awarded for auditing a course.
Enrollment as an auditor is subject to limitations of class size, with priority given to students enrolled for credit, any special requirements for auditing a particular class, and the exclusion of auditors from a particular class or a given type of class. Only the following courses are eligible to be taken by non-degree students (unless special permission is granted by Department Chairman and Academic Dean): PSY 500, PHT 502, PSY 503, PSY 504, PHT 633, PSY 605, PHT 614, and PHT 635.
A limited selection of master’s-level courses may be taken on a course-for-credit or audit basis by non-degree seeking students holding an appropriate baccalaureate degree. Any person wishing to apply to register on a course-for-credit or audit basis must submit a completed application, official undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcript(s), and the required application fee. Personal statements, GRE scores, letters of recommendation and interviews are not required. The application is reviewed and approved by the Chair of the department and registration will be subject to the enrollment limitations that follow.
Only the following courses are eligible to be taken by non-degree students (unless special permission is received from the Department Chair and Academic Dean): PHT 502, PHT 535, PHT 614, PHT 633, PHT 635, PSY 500, PSY 503, PSY 504, PSY 605. Students receiving permission to register course-for-credit or audit are not admitted nor guaranteed admission to a degree program. Enrollment is subject to limitations of class size, with priority given to students enrolled for credit, any special requirements for auditing a particular class, and the exclusion of auditors from a particular class or a given type of class.
For students registering on a course-for-credit or audit basis, attendance is required (see “Class Attendance”). Auditing students will not be obliged to complete any of the class requirements. No academic credit is awarded for auditing a course.
A student currently taking a course on an audit basis may petition to take the course on a course-for-credit basis through the Office of Enrollment Services. The petition must be presented and approved prior to the commencement of the third scheduled week of classes. Students who have previously audited a class for which they later wish to receive credit may later re-enroll in the same course, for credit, by registering and paying the regular registration fee. Students who have previously audited a class, and who are now taking the course for credit are required to complete the assignments for the course as outlined by the current syllabus for that class, including any requirements for class participation, papers, and examinations. The student may, however, petition the instructor and Academic Dean in writing for a modification of the class attendance requirement of the Institute.