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Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
September 19, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Audit (Non-Credit)

Myths About Auditing at WLS

  You don't have to do any coursework.

While it's true that you are exempt from writing papers or tests, audit students are still expected to show up, participate in class discussions, purchase textbooks, and contribute towards a healthy learning environment.

  Applying for a program isn't necessary.

False. You must be accepted as a Waterloo Lutheran Seminary or Wilfrid Laurier University student. If you are not eligible to be a regular student at WLS, you aren't eligible to audit a course either.

  You don't have to pay tuition/fees.

False. Unlike Wilfrid Laurier University's audit, Seminary audit courses are charged half-tuition plus full incidental fees.

  You can use this course towards a future degree, or towards the requirements of an accrediting body.

False. You do not receive a credit for an audited course. Your transcript will be clearly marked "AUD", and no grade will be issued when the course is complete.

By now, you're probably wondering why anyone would want to audit a course. Good question! After all this effort, you might as well take the course for credit. If you are still determined to register in an audit course, contact for more information.

If you are looking for something to keep your mind sharp, the seminary offers many workshops and continuing education options. Visit for upcoming events.