Audit Policy and Request

Auditing classes allows individuals to attend class lectures to pursue biblical and theological knowledge without being subjected to the course requirements to earn a letter grade.

Audited courses may not be taken for credit later.

Auditing Fee

The Audit Fee is the cost for 1 credit hour at the current SBC or non-SBC tuition rate.  Auditing fees are NOT included in the block pricing for the MDiv residential students; therefore, residential MDiv students are required to pay for all auditing courses. There is no enrollment fee if the audited course is the only course for the semester.

Who Can Audit?

  • Boyce/SBTS Alumni
  • Current students:
    • Must be in good academic standing (At least 2.0 GPA overall and in the most recent semester)
    • Completed 18 hours of coursework SBTS (does not include transfer hours).
  • Anyone who only desires to audit courses and has not taken classes at SBTS must apply for admission as a non-degree student.

Auditing Requirements

  • The Audit Request Form must be submitted by midnight the Monday before the start of on-campus classes. Request submitted after this deadline will be denied.
    • Once this form is submitted, the Academic Records office will request professor approval for all audit requests. Students cannot audit a class until the professor has granted permission to Academic Records.
  • There must be a physical seat available in the classroom at the start of the semester.
  • Only on-campus classes can be audited.
  • Internet (WW), modular courses (MD), or doctoral courses CANNOT be audited.
  • The following courses CANNOT be audited:
    • 20400 – Beginning Hebrew
    • 22400 – Beginning Greek
    • 25240, 25241, 25242, 25243 – Latin I, II, III, IV
    • 30020 – Preaching Practicum
    • 32995 and 32996 – Introduction to Modern Arabic I and II
    • 35585 and 35590 – Biblical Counseling Practicum I and II
    • 36555 – Church Revitalization Practicum
    • 45450 – Christian Teaching Practicum
    • Private Study, Bands, or Ensemble music courses

Changing Auditing/Credit Status or Dropping the Course 

Change Audit/Credit Status
  • Must be completed by the end of the first week of on-campus courses by completing the Course Change Form.
  • Requests after the first week of class will be denied.
Dropping an Audited course
  • May only take place during the first week of on-campus courses by completing the Course Change Form.
  • Refunds are only issued during the first week of classes.

Transcript and Grade

Audited courses will appear on the individual transcript with a grade of NC (no credit).

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