To get faculty approval to audit a course, search for the class you intend to take within the semester; make note of the class name, meeting time, campus, and instructor name; email the instructor (find email through “Find People” https://www.osu.edu/findpeople/) for permission.
Before the start of each semester, you will be required to sign a Financial Responsibility Statement (FRS) on SIS. You will be unable to register for classes until the FRS is signed. If you are unable to enroll yourself into the class after being granted instructor permission, forward the permission email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask that they enroll you into the course.
Apply as a graduate non-degree student if you have never taken a graduate course at Ohio State. Please keep in mind that you will have to submit the following items with your application:
Copy (or picture) of your bachelor’s degree or equivalent. If you did not obtain your degree in an English-speaking country, you will need to include an English translation.
Copy of your undergraduate transcript. If you did not obtain your degree in an English-speaking country, you will need to include an English translation.
You could also submit your Ph.D. transcripts and diploma instead of your bachelor’s degree.
Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL score or similar test). The English as a Second Language program at Ohio State can administer the TOEFL ITP test. There is a $45 fee, and you need to give them 30 days to obtain the test from ETS. You are exempt from this requirement if you received a degree from an English-speaking institution.
If you take courses, later on, you will not have to re-apply, but you will have to complete a reactivation form by visiting: go.osu.edu/reactivation
If you do not remember your login information, contact the IT Service Desk at 614-688-4357 or at ocio.osu.edu/help.
Finally, please keep in mind that if you will be using the employee tuition assistance benefit, the benefit does not pay for audited hours. If you plan to pay for the course out-of-pocket, then this audit option will be possible.
For more information about the tuition assistance plan, please click here.
If you have questions about the enrollment process for graduate courses, please contact: email@example.com