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Elite Student Audit Program

The Elite Student Audit Program (formerly the senior audit program) allows Tennessee residents who are or will become age 60 during the academic semester to audit courses at the University of Memphis without paying tuition charges. Sections taken through the Elite Student Audit Program cannot be changed to be for credit. A one-time application fee and some course fees may apply. If you will become 65 during the semester and would like to take courses for credit, see University & Student Business Services Tuition Discounts and Waivers page.  

How do I apply?

We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2024; the deadline for submitting applications was May 20, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. Information about participating in Fall 2024 will be provided in the summer. Questions can be directed to eliteaudit@memphis.edu.

  • If you have participated in the audit program in the past, please complete and return the audit form.
  • If you have attended the University in the past but this is your first time participating in the Elite Student Audit Program:
    • Complete and return the audit form.
    • Include a copy of your driver’s license for proof of age and residency.
  • If this is your first time ever attending the University of Memphis:
    • Complete and return the audit form.
    • Complete and return the immunization form. Be sure to sign in both sections.
    • Include a copy of your driver’s license for proof of age and residency.
    • Mail us a check made to University of Memphis for the application fee: Undergraduate - $25.00 or Graduate - $35.00. You must have a college degree to apply as a graduate.

What courses can I audit?

You can audit courses in nearly all departments. The only exceptions are TN eCampus courses and ARCH, NURS, and AVIA courses. You may audit MUAP and MUTC private lesson courses with a permit issued from the Music department. You may not audit Independent Study, Dual Enrollment, or Honors courses. Permission to audit is limited according to space availability. If a permit is required, you will need to request it from the instructor/department.

  • If a class requires a permit and if the instructor approves, please provide instructor approval to the department. The department will enter the permit and the Elite Student Auditor may register for the class. It is up to the instructor’s discretion to allow Elite Student audit registration (which is the practice with any audit registration).
  • If a Graduate-level Elite Student Auditor receives a level restriction on an Undergraduate class, please reach out to Ragan Young rmyoung@memphis.edu who can enter the level permit.

Registration in online classes will be allowed based on the review of space availability in the section. Please email Darla Keel at darkeel@memphis.edu for more information.

We encourage Elite Auditors to contact the assigned instructor of a section to explain they are an auditor and ask if they have any issue with an auditor attending class and what the instructor’s expectations are for the auditor. Please note that instructors may deny registration. In this case, if the student is already registered, the instructor will email the Elite Auditor with a request to drop the section, cc'ing eliteaudit@memphis.edu

Law Courses

Elite Auditors interested in auditing a Law course must meet the additional following criteria: Be a practicing attorney, be a member of the faculty of the University, or be a graduate of the University. Elite Auditors must also have approval from the instructor, and they are subject to any conditions required by the instructor. For questions about approval to Elite Audit a Law section, please contact Cheryl F Edwards at cedwrds2@memphis.edu.

How do I register?

You will be able to register yourself when University & Student Business Services opens registration for non-paying students. For Summer 2024, that date is April 30, 2024 at 7 a.m.

Consult class listings to begin thinking about what courses you may want to take.  Please pay special attention to the following:

  • Campus Location – When looking at your results, pay attention to the campus location. Not all courses are offered on the main campus. 
  • Seat Availability – Click on the course title line of any section you are interested in to determine if a seat is available.
  • Permit – If a permit is required, you will need to request it from the instructor.

How do I attend?

Once you have registered, you will receive an email with instructions on how to check your schedule. You will also receive a parking decal from Parking and Transportation Services. If you do not have a parking hangtag or do not receive a decal, contact Parking and Transportation Services.  View a campus map and a parking map.    

See our Semester Dates and Deadlines calendars for term and part of term start and end dates.

Student conduct and performance in the courses will be subject to the academic and disciplinary policies of the University of Memphis. See the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities.

How can I contact you?

If you have any questions, please email eliteaudit@memphis.edu.

Elite Student Audit Program
The University of Memphis
Office of the Registrar
003 Wilder Tower
Memphis, TN 38152-3520