Auditing a course allows a student to take a class without the benefit of a grade or credit for a course.
The student must gain prior approval from the department offering the course to audit the course.
The department will then work with the College of Engineering Registrar to submit a request to the Office of the University Registrar to add the course to the student’s schedule as an audit.
Auditors pay standard tuition/fees for the course[s].
A student who is in good academic standing may request permission to receive a grade of “P” or “F” for a course, instead of the conventional grades.
A grade of “P” does not affect the GPA. However, a grade of “F” received in a course that the student has chosen to take under the pass/fail option is computed in the GPA.
Use of the pass/fail option is subject to the following regulations:
- The student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior with a GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to use the pass/fail option.
- Only courses that do not satisfy a degree requirement may be taken as pass/fail.
- Professor’s approval is required before the end of add/drop for that semester.
- Once the deadline to add a course has passed, a student may not request the pass/fail option for a course nor rescind the decision to take a course with the pass/fail option.
A transfer student must have completed at least 15 credit hours at The University of Alabama with a GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to use the pass/fail option.
Late Add Request
Students who are requesting to register for a class after the last day to add for the semester should submit a late add request.
Your request is subject to the following regulations:
- Student must be in good standing (UA GPA of 2.0 or Higher).
- The instructor must approve
- Be within the first 20 percent of the class (week three of the Spring or Fall semester)
Please email Peter Pierre to start a request.
Late Withdrawal Request
Engineering students who are requesting to withdraw from a class after the last day to drop with a “W” for the semester should submit a Late Withdrawal Request for review. Note: Students must convey their extenuating circumstances for this request in the form. Documentation is encouraged to help establish that this is an extenuating circumstance. Submitting your information through this request form does not guarantee approval.
Late Withdrawal Request Form
Request to Register for More Than 18 hours
Engineering students who are requesting to register for over 18 hours must meet the qualifications below. Submitting your information through this link does not guarantee approval.
- You must have a 3.0 UA GPA to take over 18 hours.
- A senior who is on academic warning may enroll for a maximum of 18 credit hours during the semester in which he or she will complete degree requirements.
- A senior who is not on academic warning may enroll for a maximum of 21 credit hours during the semester in which he or she will complete degree requirements.
- The maximum load for which an entering freshman or transfer student may register during the first term at The University of Alabama is 18 hours.
- Students may not register for more than 4 credit hours during the Winter Interim session of the spring semester.
Academic Bankruptcy is a retroactive withdrawal from one academic term of study due to extenuating circumstances that significantly impacted the student’s academic performance. Visit this website to learn more about The University of Alabama’s policy. Please complete this form if you have read the policy and meet with your academic advisor. Documentation is required.
Academic Second Opportunity
Academic Second Opportunity (ASO) is an opportunity for students who have not been enrolled at The University of Alabama for at least three academic years. Students should be re-admitted through University Admissions and, at the beginning of the first semester, can petition the College of Engineering under the ASO policy. With ASO, previous coursework will remain on their transcript, but it will not affect their GPA. Review the information in the Undergraduate Catalog for important considerations.
Scholastic Progress Standard, Academic Status, Warning and Suspension
Students are responsible for registering for course loads appropriate to the degrees they seek and to pursue successful completion of all courses in which they enroll. There are four categories of academic status at The University of Alabama: good standing, academic warning, one-term suspension, and indefinite suspension. Review the information in the Undergraduate Catalog about scholastic progress standards, academic status, warning and suspension.
Reinstatement from Suspension
The University of Alabama’s Suspension Policy will be strictly observed.
A petition to waive the academic rules related to academic suspension will not normally be considered until the student has been absent from The University of Alabama for the designated time period. Students may be reinstated only upon the approval of the college or school in which they were last enrolled. A favorable decision by the college or school designee is unlikely without academic leave from the University.
However, students with exceptional circumstances may render an appeal for an exception. If you have been suspended and can articulate extenuating circumstances, you may be eligible to petition for reinstatement.
To request a early reinstatement or to request reinstatement after being absent from The University of Alabama for the designated time period, please complete this form.