Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses

Auditing Undergraduate Classes

Auditing by OLLI members is a benefit and a privilege granted by the University of Miami. OLLI members who are interested in observing a class, but do not want to receive academic credit or a grade, may audit "lecture type" courses only. "Lecture type" courses are those in which students can observe the delivered lecture of material by the professor but not participate.  Auditing is NOT permitted in language, art, drama, math, laboratory, creative writing and performance courses or in Graduate programs (Law, Medical or Business School).  An auditor must be approved by both the professor and the OLLI Director.  Please Note:  Auditing is permitted during Fall and Spring semesters ONLY. Auditing is allowed only when there is space available in the class.   

Audit students receive no credit, do not prepare written assignments or take examinations, are not eligible for residence on campus in campus residence halls, and do not receive a student I.D. card. 

If you are interested in auditing a course, please complete the Audit Request Form below.  NO audit request form should be submitted until ONE MONTH prior to the start of the class being audited.  No audit request form submitted later than 3 days prior to the begining of the class will be accepted.

The following are the steps to follow in order to audit an undergraduate course at UM through OLLI:

  1. Search for UM classes you would like to audit

  2. Complete the OLLI Audit Request Form below with the information about the class(es) you would like to audit.

  3. Wait to hear from the OLLI staff. They will contact you by email.

  4. You will receive notification from OLLI when permission is granted for you to audit the classes you requestedYou will receive notification from OLLI if permission is not granted.

  5. Once you receive permission to audit, you will need to pay the OLLI Audit Fee online.

  6. Once the OLLI Audit Fee is paid and processed, you will receive Blackboard access for your UM class.

  7. You will be contacted by email by the Blackboard system at UM when you have Blackboard access.

Please be patient as these procedures and processes take time.

PLEASE NOTE: There are NO REFUNDS available for the OLLI Audit Fee.

Click here to pay the Auditing Fee.

Course Audit Request Form


Online Course Catalog

e-mail osher@miami.edu to apply for auditing courses.