A degree student at Smith or at the five colleges may audit a course on a regular basis if space is available and the verbal permission of the instructor is obtained. An audit is not recorded on the transcript and requires no special registration procedures for degree students.
Members of the local community who have earned a high school diploma are eligible to audit a lecture course at Smith on a space-available basis with the permission of the instructor and the registrar. An auditor must submit a completed registration form to the registrar's office by the end of the second week of classes.
A fee is charged and is determined by the type of course. Normally studio art courses are not open to non-matriculated students. Auditors are invited to attend classes, but they do not participate in other aspects of college life. Records of audits are not maintained.