With the permission of the instructor, persons in certain categories are eligible to audit courses in Yale College; persons in categories other than these are not permitted to audit courses in Yale College. The Registrar's Office compiles no list of auditors.
Those eligible to audit courses in the fall or spring terms without charge are:
- Students enrolled full time in Yale College or in one of the graduate or professional schools of the University. The permission of the instructor is required.
- Current members of the Yale faculty and emeritus faculty. The permission of the instructor is required.
- Spouses of full-time Yale faculty members, or of emeritus faculty, or of students enrolled full time in the University. Permission is required of the instructor and of Dean William Whobrey, 55 Whitney Avenue, Suite 430, 432-2430.
- Employees of the University and their spouses may audit courses without charge in accordance with applicable personnel policies. Permission is required of the instructor, of the employee's supervisor, and of Dean William Whobrey.
In items 3 and 4 above, the term "spouses" refers also to domestic partners who have registered with the University Benefits Office.
Instructors should not admit to their courses as an auditor any person who is not officially qualified for the privilege of being one. Such persons may be referred to the Eli Whitney Students program or the Nondegree Students program, through which they may be able to enroll in Yale College courses for credit, having paid the appropriate tuition fee. The Eli Whitney Students program and the Nondegree Students program are described in this handbook and in greater detail in the Academic Regulations, chapter II of the YCPS.