Wellesley College


 AS OF JULY 17, 2023:

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Resources for Auditors

We are pleased to announce that the College will fully resume the auditor program as of the Fall 2023 semester. We have implemented a centralized registration process and an administrative fee of $250 will be charged (please see exceptions below).

Auditing Courses at Wellesley

Wellesley College courses are offered primarily to accommodate our degree-seeking students and others accepted to enroll for credit. When resources permit, we welcome select categories of people to attend courses on campus on a non-credit basis as auditors.

Eligibility Criteria

The following groups of people are eligible to register as an auditor for one course in a Fall or Spring semester (we do not offer auditing during Winter and Summer):

  • Alumnae of Wellesley College

  • Residents of the Town of Wellesley age 60 and older 

  • Current full-time employees and their spouses

  • Current part-time employees (who are limited to one course per year)

  • Retired employees of Wellesley College who retired at age 60 or older with a minimum of 10 years of service at the College.

General Information for Auditors

  • The Fall 2023 course schedule for auditors will be published on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. See the Fall 2023 Auditor Course Schedule section below for more information.

  • Registration is required. All auditors must successfully register. Registration is first-come, first-serve. Fall 2023 Auditor registration is open from Tuesday, August 1st at noon to Tuesday, August 8th at noon. Note that no waitlists will be maintained and no late registration after August 8, 2023 is available. See the Auditor Registration Instructions section below.

  • An administrative fee of $250.00 is charged each semester to those who are eligible to audit a course and are not either a current employee, a retiree of the College, or the spouse of a current full-time employee. Alumnae may contact alumnae@wellesley.edu for financial assistance through the Alumnae Access Fund.

  • COVID 19 Policies apply. The College’s COVID 19 Policies regarding campus visitors apply to registered auditors. This policy is subject to change.

  • Auditors may not submit written work of any kind and do not take any assessments (quizzes, tests and exams). Auditors do not participate in classroom discussions unless the faculty member sets a different standard of participation for their course.

  • No documentation of participation is provided to auditors either from individual faculty or from the College. 

  • Check the academic calendar for detailed information about when classes are held.

  • As a member of the community, each auditor is expected to respect and abide by the Wellesley College honor code.

  • An auditor may attend no more than one course per Fall and Spring semester. Part-time employees are limited to auditing one course per year.

  • Administrative staff who wish to audit a course should refer to the Administrative Handbook for complete information about eligibility.

  • Confirm the course location using Course Browser. Make sure to check the day before classes start as classroom assignments may change.

Timeline for Fall 2023

  • Release of course schedule for auditors - Tuesday, July 25, 2023
  • Auditor registration opens - Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at noon
  • Auditor registration closes - Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at noon
  • Classes begin - Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Fall 2023 Auditor Course Schedule

The Fall 2023 Course Schedule for Auditors link will be available here as of Tuesday, July 25, 2023.

Auditor Registration Instructions

The link to our on-line auditor registration form is available below and will be live as of Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at noon when registration begins. If you have any questions about the registration or payment process, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 781-283-2307 or registrar@wellesley.edu.

Link to the Auditor Course Registration Form

The steps for registration are:

  1. Complete the online registration form (between Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at noon and Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at noon)

    • Please note: In the ‘Auditor Type’ question each alumna needs to provide their Wellesley Login name (for verification purposes). You do not need your password and you do not need to login. If you need to obtain your Login name, detailed instructions are available.

  2. Continue to the payment form and pay the registration fee (if applicable).

    • Please note: You will be asked to enter the personal email address you entered in the registration form. After you Add to Cart, the shopping cart can be accessed from the link on the top right.  On checkout, choose ‘Checkout as a Guest’.

  3. Check for a confirmation email from ‘registrar@wellesley.edu’ after you have completed the on-line registration process. There will be reminders in the email that relate to steps that non-employee auditors will need to complete. Specifically, instructions to complete the Campus Visitor form attesting to COVID vaccination and to go to Campus Police before the start of classes to pick up a building access card.

Auditor Building Access and Parking Information

Parking is included in your administrative fee. Auditors will be able to park in the Davis garage adjacent to the Wang Campus Center. Once successfully registered, each auditor will receive an email that details the process for obtaining a campus building access card (to enter the building where their class will be held and for access to the Clapp Library).