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Auditing Courses

Postdoctoral scholars who wish to enroll in University courses should follow the auditing policy described in the Stanford Bulletin. The normal University course fees will be assessed.

Postdocs are eligible to audit courses, with permission from the instructor. This should be arranged individually between the scholar and the course instructor. Course listings and instructor information can be found in Explore CoursesThe guiding principle behind the auditing of courses at Stanford is that permission to attend courses on an auditing basis may be granted only to an eligible individual by an instructor of an authorized course. In general, courses authorized for audit include lecture classes in which participation is not expected of the students. Classes that require individual instruction and participation, such as laboratory and language courses, studio and performance courses (e.g. drawing, instrumental music) or creative writing courses are generally not authorized for auditing.