For Auditors

Resources for Auditors

We are pleased to announce that the College will resume the auditor program on a limited basis as of the Spring 2023 semester. We are introducing a centralized registration process and an administrative fee of $250 will be charged (please see exceptions below).

Auditing Courses at Wellesley

Wellesley College courses are offered primarily to accommodate our degree-seeking students and others accepted to enroll for credit. When resources permit, we welcome select categories of people to attend courses on campus on a non-credit basis as auditors.

In Spring 2023 we will welcome our Alumnae to audit. In Fall 2023 we plan to fully resume the program and also welcome back Residents of the Town of Wellesley age 60 and older to audit courses as well.

Eligibility Criteria

The following groups of people are eligible to register as an auditor for one course in a Fall or Spring semester (we do not offer auditing during Winter and Summer):

  • Alumnae of Wellesley College

  • Residents of the Town of Wellesley age 60 and older 

  • Current full-time employees and their spouses

  • Current part-time employees (who are limited to one course per year)

  • Retired employees of Wellesley College who retired at age 60 or older with a minimum of 10 years of service at the College.

General Information for Auditors

  • The Spring 2023 course schedule for auditors will be published on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. See the Spring 2023 Auditor Course Schedule section below.

  • Registration is required. Detailed information about the on-line registration process will be posted on this page as of January 9, 2023. See the Auditor Registration Instructions section below. All auditors must successfully register. Registration is first-come, first-serve. Spring 2023 Auditor registration is open from January 11th at noon to January 18th at noon. Note that no waitlists will be maintained and no late registration after January 18th is available.

  • An administrative fee of $250.00 is charged each semester to those who are eligible to audit a course and are not either a current employee, a retiree of the College, or the spouse of a current full-time employee. Alumnae may contact for financial assistance through the Alumnae Access Fund.

  • COVID 19 Policies apply. The College’s COVID 19 Policies regarding campus visitors apply to registered auditors. This policy is subject to change.

  • Auditors may not submit written work of any kind and do not take any assessments (quizzes, tests and exams). Auditors do not participate in classroom discussions unless the faculty member sets a different standard of participation for their course.

  • No documentation of participation is provided to auditors either from individual faculty or from the College. 

  • Check the academic calendar for detailed information about when classes are held.

  • As a member of the community, each auditor is expected to respect and abide by the Wellesley College honor code.

  • An auditor may attend no more than one course per Fall and Spring semester. Part-time employees are limited to auditing one course per year.

  • Administrative staff who wish to audit a course should refer to the Administrative Handbook for complete information about eligibility.

  • Confirm the course location using Course Browser. Make sure to check the day before classes start as classroom assignments may change.

Timeline for Spring 2023

  • Release of course schedule for auditors - Wednesday, January 4, 2023

  • Auditor registration opens - Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at noon

  • Auditor registration closes - Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at noon

  • Classes begin - Monday, January 23, 2023

Spring 2023 Auditor Course Schedule

The Spring 2023 Course Schedule for Auditors is now available (as of January 4, 2023).

Auditor Registration Instructions

The link to our on-line auditor registration form is available and will be live as of Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at noon when registration begins. If you have any questions about the registration or payment process please contact the Registrar’s Office at 781-283-2307 or

Link to the Auditor Course Registration Form

The steps for registration are:

  1. Complete the online registration form (between Wed, January 11 at noon and Wed, January 18 at noon)

    • Please note: In the ‘Auditor Type’ question each alumna needs to provide their Wellesley Login name (for verification purposes). You do not need your password and you do not need to login. If you need to obtain your Login name, detailed instructions are available.

  2. Continue to the payment form and pay the registration fee (if applicable).

    • Please note: You will be asked to enter the personal email address you entered in the registration form. After you Add to Cart, the shopping cart can be accessed from the link on the top right.  On checkout, choose ‘Checkout as a Guest’.

  3. Check for a confirmation email from ‘’ after you have completed the on-line registration process. There will be reminders in the email that relate to steps that non-employee auditors will need to complete.

Auditor Building Access and Parking Information

Parking is included in your administrative fee. Auditors will be able to park in the Davis garage adjacent to the Wang Campus Center. Once successfully registered, each auditor will receive an email that details the process for obtaining a campus building access card (to enter the building where their class will be held and for access to the Clapp Library).