APU Student Handbook
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Last Revision: July 22, 2024

Academic Credit vs. Audit

During registration, you have the option to select to take courses for academic credit or to only audit a course.

Academic Credit: A course must be taken for academic credit if you want to apply it towards an APUS program or to transfer it to another university.

Audit: If you take a course as AUDIT, it cannot be applied towards a degree program and cannot be transferred to another university. You do not receive any course credit, nor any grades for audited courses other than X, and audited courses do not have any impact on your GPA. If you have been awarded transfer credit for a course, you will not be able to audit the course.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions regarding auditing a course.