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Everything you need to know about applying for community audit at The Seattle School

Thank you for your interest in auditing at The Seattle School! We are not accepting applications for Community Audit for Fall 2021. If you are interested in auditing a course in the future, we encourage you to fill out this interest form to connect with an admissions counselor about future auditing opportunities.

Learn More About Community Audit

We offer both non-degree and community audit admission for individuals desiring to get their feet wet by taking a course or two; students enrolled in other graduate programs who want to take a course for transfer credit; professionals seeking continuing education units; and curious folks who simply love learning. All are welcome.

Community audit students have the opportunity to participate in our learning community by attending classes. Auditing gives learners access to participate in lectures and group discussions without the requirement of completing the graded assignments. Auditors are expected to complete the assigned readings to be able to fully engage in the class dialogue.

An official record and transcript is provided but coursework is not credit-bearing. The transcript outlines the seat hours taken, which serves as proof for continuing education units.

Disclaimer: Some courses are not available for community audit participation. The Registrar reserves the right to limit community audit enrollment in any course. Graduate level credit cannot be granted after the fact; your decision to receive or not to receive credit is final for each course. Community audit students do not have the privilege of inviting guests.

Alumni Voucher

Alumni of a graduate program at The Seattle School have the opportunity to have audit tuition waived for one course per academic year. This alumni tuition voucher does not cover the cost of continuing education units. Please email Kelsey Wallace at to enroll in auditing a course.

Alumni CEU Rates
3 CEUs — $90
6 CEUs — $170
10 CEUs — $250

Community Audit Application Process

Step 1: Complete the online application

The first step in the application process is completing the online application form. This gives us more context about who you are and what you are hoping to achieve at The Seattle School. The application form requires 20-30 minutes and must be completed in one sitting. There is no cost to apply.

Our Admissions Review Committee will review your application submission on a rolling basis. Please take time to answer the questions thoroughly so our committee can assess if auditing a course is the right fit for you at this time.

Please note that you must submit your application at least two weeks prior to the start of the course that you wish to take.

Step 2: Schedule an advising session

If you are admitted as a community auditor, the Office of Enrollment will connect you with the Academics Department to schedule an advising session with you. The goal of this meeting will be to confirm course eligibility and availability as well as provide assistance in class registration.