Can an auditing student obtain a UIC NetID?
Explains why auditing students cannot obtain a NetID
The Technology Solutions cannot create NetIDs nor issue student affiliations for the express purpose of allowing an auditing student access to Technology Solutions services.
The following information is available at the Office of Admissions and Records website:
Visitors may not audit a course requiring the use of laboratories, studios, or computers; courses offered on an individual instruction basis; military science courses; or physical education and other activity courses. Auditors do not have the privilege of participating in class activities in any way.
The restrictions are more specifically spelled out in the Undergraduate Catalog:
Online courses are not subject to audit. Please note that Learning Management Systems (LMS), such as Blackboard, will not be available for auditing students in traditional (non online) courses that may use this type of instructional technology. Auditors should discuss the use of any LMS or Blackboard with the instructor to determine if an audit of the course is possible without access.
The Graduate College provided clarification on this, and the Audit policy is a University-wide policy, not subject to differences between colleges or courses except as specified in the policy itself. The same rules apply for a Graduate auditor.