Senior Audits

The Senior Audit program is designed for adults 60 years or older who have resided in Ohio for at least 1 year. The term audit indicates that the student is taking a UC course without receiving any credit for having taken the course.

Under certain conditions, senior adults may audit courses at the University of Cincinnati free of cost.

Learn more about the Ohio Code 3345.27 "Attendance by senior citizens"


How to sign up for a course as a Senior Audit student

Step 1: Complete a Basic Data Form.

Step 2: Approximately two-three business days after submitting the form, you will receive an email with instructions on how to sign up for classes. The email will be sent to the address you stated in the Basic Data Form. Please note that if you were previously a student at UC, you will not receive this email.

Step 3: On the day the course starts, check One Stop's website to determine if the course is still open and has capacity. If the course is open with capacity, fill out the request form that you received via your UC email. You will need to use your UC credential to login to make the request. You can find your username online or reach out to UCIT for additional help (513-556-HELP). Our office will contact the professor to obtain permission. Please note that it is at the professor’s discretion to add a student and the request is not guaranteed.

Step 4: Our office will check to see if you have removed all blocks from your account. We cannot proceed if blocks remain on your account.

Step 5: Our office will forward your request to the professor to inquire about permission. We will also explain more about the Senior Audit program

Step 6: Once the professor emails back confirming permission, our office will forward the approval email to the Registrar.

Step 7: The Registrar processes the form and sends notification that form was processed (automated) to you.

If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, please contact our advising team.


Resources for Senior Audit Students

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Our bookstores offer all required and recommended textbooks and course packs plus everything from school supplies to light dorm room furniture. In-store and online.

UC email

A UC email account is provided to all University of Cincinnati students and will be used for all official university communications.

One Stop

Cincinnati's central administration service, One Stop Student Services, enables you to take care of business online or in person without having to run all over campus. You can register for classes, accept your financial aid award, pay your bill, check your grades, request a transcript and more.


View parking maps, buy your parking pass, and get updates about event parking. Motorist assistance is also available.