Auditing Undergraduate Courses

At the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, we are delighted that there are so many people interested in attending courses offered by our unit and/or our collaborating units. We encourage individuals who are interested in attending our courses out of academic, professional, or personal interest to consider auditing. Auditing a course can be a very rewarding experience and can enhance your knowledge and understanding of the course subject. Throughout the years, the ATCJS has hosted hundreds of auditors in dozens of courses, many auditors coming back on a yearly basis for several years based on their positive experiences. 

ATCJS Auditing Policy

The ATCJS auditing policy is as follows:

  • Course instructors have full authority to choose whether or not they will allow auditors to attend their course
  • Course instructors will give auditors instructions about what level of participation is allowed (e.g., in some course, auditors will be asked to wait until all students have had a chance to ask question/comment before participating). 
  • Auditors are not permitted to submit assignments or take tests/exams unless expressly allowed to do so by the course instructor
  • Please note that if you audit a course through the ATCJS, you will not receive any official credit for the course because you are not required to officially enrol/apply for the course and you do not pay any fees. 

Auditing This Year (2020-2021) 

In this academic year, many of our courses are only being offered exclusively online and those being offered in-person have strict attendance policies for everyone's safety. Due to this unique situation, our auditing policy is on a case-by-case basis. Please email our Undergraduate Administrator,, to inquire about auditing specific courses in the 2020-2021 academic year. Please include your name, the course you are interested in auditing, and a short explanation stating if you've ever audited a CJS or U of T course before and if you are currently a student or non-student.