Frequently Asked Questions about the Alumni Audit Program


What does "Alumni Audit" mean?
The Alumni Audit program allows Seattle University Alumni to attend Seattle University undergraduate classes for a fee of $35 or $55 per class.

Do I receive credit for the class?
No, you do not receive credit for an audited course. Alumni audits are unofficial.

Where does the money go?

Funds received for the Alumni Audit program go to support the operations of the Seattle University Alumni Association.

How do I sign up?
Alumni Audit application forms can be filled out and submitted as soon as the course is listed on SU Online. You may fill out your information and your course information directly onto the Alumni Audit application form here. You must also acquire the professor’s permission to audit their class as audits are at the discretion of the instructor. We will accept their digital signature on the application form or an email expressing their approval. Once the form is completed, email your form to alumni@seattleu.edu, along with a phone number and best time(s) to reach you as we now have a payment option that allows us to accept credit or debit cards over the phone. After your payment has been received, your audit application form will be sent to the Registrar’s Office and they will register you for the course you wish to audit.

You must also acquire the instructor's permission to audit their class as audits are at their discretion. We will accept the instructor's digital signature on the application form or an email expressing their approval.

Alumni Audit Application

What courses can I take?
Courses are open on a space available basis only and professor approval is required in order to audit the class. Alumni are permitted to audit the lecture portion of a course only; labs cannot be audited. Certain graduate-level programs also do not allow any audits, including the Albers School of Business and Economics and the School of Law. All course information provided by the university's Office of the Registrar is located on the course catalog. The Alumni Association does not receive independent or further course information. 

Can I audit postgraduate classes? 
Alumni can audit postgraduate classes if they get approval from the Program Director or the Dean of the college/school. Either the Program Director or the Dean of the college/school needs to sign off on the audit form. 

What if I have questions about a specific course?
The Seattle University Alumni Association does not have specific information regarding courses. Any questions you have should be directed to the department, school or professor where you are trying to audit.

What if a class requires a Canvas login?
Canvas logins are only provided once both the Audit Application fee has been paid and the Registrar has added you to the course. You will need a Seattle University email to register for canvas.

What if I don't have a Seattle University email account?
If you no longer have your password, your account has been marked as inactive or you were never assigned a university email, contact the Alumni Association to have it reinstated or created. This process can take several days, so be sure to begin before the first week of the quarter.  

Further questions?
Feel free to contact the Seattle University Alumni Association with any additional questions.