Form valid for Fall 2021 term
SPECIAL AUDIT APPLICATION FORM
Am I eligible for Special Audit?
Special Audit is designed for non-SFU members of the public who wish to take undergraduate courses for personal
or professional interest (not for credit). If you are a current or former SFU credit student interested in auditing a
course, you must enroll in regular Audit, as per the Course Audit section of the SFU Calendar (www.sfu.ca/calendar).
Please refer to the Registrar and Information Services office for further details on how to audit courses as an SFU
Note: Not all university courses are available for Special Audit. Instructors should be contacted during the first week of
classes to determine whether their course is available to Special Audit students. Instructors may limit the number of
Special Audit students they are willing to accept. Business Administration, Computing Science, Education, non-
credit and CODE (distance/online) courses cannot be taken on a Special Audit basis.
How to Become a Special Audit Student
1. Attend the first week of classes to introduce yourself to
the instructor and request permission to Special Audit
the class. Instructors cannot grant approval until the
second week of class as credit students have seat
2. During the second week of classes, present your
completed “Special Audit Application Form” to the
instructor for their signature.
3. Once the form has been signed by the Instructor, pay
the appropriate registration fees. The registrar and
Information Services desk will send a copy of your
receipt and completed form to email@example.com
4. If your instructor uses CANVAS to administer course
materials, you will receive your account access
information after we receive your receipt and completed
Eligible Employees using the Tuition Waiver
1. Follow steps 1 and 2 as above
2. Once the form has been signed by the Instructor, send
your application form and your completed tuition waiver
form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have decided to withdraw from a Special Audit
course, please notify email@example.com so we can update our
*Fees are non-refundable*
Special Audit Regulations
1. Attendance: Attend the main lecture only. Special
Audit students may only attend tutorials or labs
with special permission from
the instructor and/or
2. Grades: Special Audit students do not submit any
work for evaluation or write exams. No record of
attendance or progress is kept and no credit for
the course is
granted. Grades and instructor
feedback are not provided.
3. Library Access: Special Audit students are eligible
for library cards for limited access to library
facilities and services. Please obtain a card from
the Library at any SFU campus
(Burnaby, Vancouver, Surrey). Please present
your payment receipt to confirm registration. Some
courses have class materials found within the
library reserve system.
4. Non-credit courses offered through Lifelong
Learning and Continuing Studies are not eligible
for Special Audit.
5. The University accepts no responsibility for late
changes in course timetabling or for course
lease contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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