Please note:
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the university has modified the number of classes that can be held in a face-to-face format for the Spring 2021 semester. Because of this, we will not be able to provide in-person courses to auditors.

Wisconsin residents who are 60 years of age or older by the start of the semester/term may audit classes for free, on a space-available basis, in courses that are open to auditors and special students.

Additionally, disabled Wisconsin residents receiving disability insurance benefits under either the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program or the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program can also qualify to audit classes.

Per UW System Class Audit policy, instructor permission must be obtained by the auditor. An enrollment hold will be placed on all auditors preventing them from self-enrollment at time of admission. Please note,  auditors receive only provisional permission to attend classes until course registration is completed at the end of the add/drop period.

How do I apply as an auditor?

Please click on the tabs below for information and application:

1. Submit Application 2. Add/Drop Form

Add/Drop Form

The add/drop process must be done completely online.  We have created an add/drop template that can be copied and pasted into your email so that you can easily send it to the professor of the class in which you are trying to enroll. Please use the template when submitting your add/drop forms over email.  You can fill out the attached template and email it to your instructor (must be done using your UWM email address) for approval, and be sure to also CC the Registrar’s Office ( in your email and request that the professor “reply all” to your request. Once the instructor has granted approval the Registrar’s Office will enroll you in the course.

Please Note: You must include the subject name, 3 digit lecture number, 3 digit course number and 5 digit class number.  If your form is missing any of these numbers or they do not match the course schedule you will not be added to the class.

3. Credit Agreement

University Credit Agreement

Please note: the Bursar Office will not accept an emailed or faxed credit agreement. You can find instructions to sign the credit agreement here:


All documents listed above, (with the exception of the credit agreement) should be emailed to (please note “Auditor Documents” in the subject line).  The credit agreement will need to be completed online through your PAWS account.

Please note applications and add/drop forms will take minimally 3 days for processing pending all necessary information has been submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

If you have questions as you work through these documents, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 414.229.4672.