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Audit for Enrichment

06/24/2020: As we prioritize the safety and well-being of our community, Webster University is implementing a number of social distancing guidelines on campus for the Fall 2020 semester. Due to these safety precautions, we are putting the Audit for Enrollment program on hold at this time.
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The Audit for Enrichment (AFE) program is designed for community members and alumni in pursuit of life-long learning through not-for-credit learning experiences. 

Individuals must submit a non-degree admissions online application one week in advance of the start of the course.  The Office of Admissions will review your application and you will be notified of your acceptance into the program by the Office of Academic Affairs or a representative from your campus.  Once you have been accepted into the program, you do not need to submit the application again for future AFE courses, but must continue to request registration into an AFE course at least one week in advance of the start of the course by contacting the Office of Academic Affairs.

At the home campus, after your application has been approved, the Office of Academic Affairs will register you during the first week of class on a space available basis.  The nonrefundable AFE fee is $100-$300 per course (see the list of courses for the cost of each course); individuals 60 years of age or older will receive a 50% discount and Webster University staff/faculty retirees may audit courses at no cost (current staff and faculty may not audit courses).  Participants will be billed once they are registered.  Only the cancellation of the course by the University would constitute reason for a refund of the AFE fee.  Please note:  AFE participants are responsible for purchasing required textbooks and course materials (these are not included in the AFE fee).

Audited courses will appear as "AU" on a transcript.  AFE participants do not earn academic credit and course audits are never converted to academic credit; therefore, audited courses cannot be used to satisfy prerequisite or requisite course requirements in degree programs. 

For questions regarding the AFE program, please see the Audit for Enrichment FAQ page and/or contact Rhonda Lingard in the Office of Academic Affairs ( or 314-246-6905).