Course Audit



The program is available to GW alumni of all ages and local residents 60 years of age and older who live in the neighborhoods surrounding GW's Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses - specifically, zip codes 20037 and 20006.
Registration for Spring 2020 is now closed.

List of Courses 

Spring 2020 Deadlines:

  • Online registration form for Spring 2020 opens: January 6, 2020.
  • First day of Spring 2020 classes: January 13, 2020.
  • Last day Spring 2020 forms accepted without a $50 late fee: January 24, 2020.
  • Last day to register for Spring 2020: January 31, 2020.
  • Last day full refund is issued for Spring 2020: February 7, 2020.

Permission to Audit

The professor must sign the Course Approval Form or you must collect an email from the professor stating that he or she gives permission and upload the form/email while you register online. In order to ask the professor, we suggest either emailing the professor or asking the professor in person on the first day of the course.

Registration Fees

Alumni under the age of 60: $125.00
Alumni age 60 or over: $65.00
Local residents (non-alumni) age 60 or over: $65.00


If paying by credit card, you can register and make your payment online. Otherwise, please make a check out to "The George Washington University" with the course auditor's name in the memo line and send it to:

GW Office of Alumni Relations
Alumni Course Audit Program
1922 F Street, NW
Suite 321
Washington, DC 20052

After we receive your payment, we will email you a confirmation that you have completed this step in the process. Following this, it usually takes 5–7 business days before you are officially registered for the class.

Processing Your Registration

Registration for Summer 2019 Session I opens on May 12, 2019 and Session II opens on June 24, 2019. The registration process time takes 5–7 business days from when forms are submitted to the time you are officially registered. Turning in your forms to our office does not mean you have been registered for your course. Our office will send you a confirmation email if you have been registered by the Registrar. We will email you if there are any issues processing your registration. We also recommend that you do not make any book purchases, etc. until you have received a confirmation email that you have been officially registered from our office. You may register during the first two weeks of the semester without a late fee, and you can attend classes while your registration is being processed.

**Note: If a course has an associated Lab Fee, Music Course Fee, or Art Course Fee listed on the Schedule of Classes, auditors will be billed for that fee through the Student Accounts office. Auditors are required to pay those fees, and should submit payment directly to Student Accounts. Lab, Music Course, and Art Course Fees are not processed through the Office of Alumni Relations and should not be submitted with registration fee payments. If you audit a course through our program, you will not be able to take that course for credit in the future at the George Washington University.

We are excited that this fall we can resume an on-campus experience for our GW students. Because campus access is linked to compliance with our vaccine policy; in-person class instruction during the fall 2021is restricted to GW students only. As much as we’d like to welcome our alumni and guests, our focus is on bringing students and faculty back in the classroom safely, monitoring that situation, and adjusting based on those outcomes. 

We know that many alumni and members of our Foggy Bottom community are passionate about auditing courses and greatly enjoy and benefit from being an ongoing part of the GW community. We cannot wait to see you all very soon.

We invite you to fill out the attached form to be notified when more information becomes available about the program. 

Thank you.