Members of the local community who have earned a high school diploma are eligible to audit a lecture course at Smith on a space-available basis with the permission of the instructor and the registrar. An auditor must submit a completed registration form to the registrar's office by the end of the second week of classes.
A fee is charged and is determined by the type of course. Normally studio art courses are not open to non-matriculated students. Auditors are invited to attend classes, but they do not participate in other aspects of college life. Records of audits are not maintained.
A degree student at Smith or at the Five Colleges may audit a course if space is available and with the verbal permission of the instructor. An audit is not recorded on the transcript and does not require registration.