Special Audit Programs


Special Audit Program

Students may audit a wide selection of undergraduate courses in the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) for $400 per course. The Special Audit option makes it easier than ever for students to challenge themselves with high-quality, continuing education at Washington University in St. Louis.

All CAPS courses available through the Special Audit Program are noted with an “SA” icon in the course listings. Courses taken as Special Audit do not appear on a Washington University transcript, do not carry academic credit, and do not apply to degree requirements in a CAPS program of study.

Please note that CAPS cannot provide technology support for students enrolled in Special Audit courses. This includes fully online, online hybrid, and in-classroom courses.

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Student Success Navigators

Every CAPS student is paired with a Student Success Navigator at the time of admission to help you navigate your path and needs. We will provide you with the tools to make each moment spent on your education as valuable as possible. Students will receive:

  • Individual appointments with an experienced Student Success Navigator;
  • Career planning services to prepare you for opportunities after graduation;
  • A partner throughout your journey to ensure success.

Student Success Navigators are available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

Take a course today. Apply later.

At CAPS, students can take courses without applying to a degree program. If you are interested in taking a class to get to know CAPS, to fulfill credits, for professional development, or to follow a passion, the non-degree option is for you.