Course Description

Evergreen students will be expected to comply with vaccination requirements for the Boston University community. Boston University COVID-19 vaccinations and COVID-19 booster shots for students, faculty, staff, and affiliates. Campus-wide vaccination and boosters are the best defense against severe disease within our community.

Evergreen students who are auditing courses will provide this information to Student Health Services on their Patient Connect Portal. Directions showing how to upload the documentation are available here.

Auditing a class brings students 58+ back into the classroom with undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing their degrees in a variety of areas. Evergreen students are expected to be engaged in the course, but they are not expected to submit assignments or take tests. Evergreen audit students should not submit course evaluations.

There are three parts to auditing classes at Boston University. If there is space in the class, you’ll be enrolled in it during the Add period between January 19 – February 1, 2023 on a space available basis.

  • Register* for EVA101 Intent to Audit with your Evergreen/CPE account to let the Evergreen Office know that you wish to audit courses for the term. Include your payment. Passports purchased in the Fall 2022 semester will cover the academic year through August 2023. Pricing details are on our website.
    • Everyone taking classes on campus must provide their Emergency Contact information. When enrolling in EVA101 be sure to provide this information on My Profile -> Emergency Contact in your Evergreen/CPE account.
    • The Intent to Audit form is not confirmation of the actual audit enrollment. You will receive a confirmation email from the Evergreen Office once the enrollment in the course is competed during the Add period (EVA101-014 from January 19 – February 1), if space is available.
    • Class capacity – enrollments can only be made to classes that have open seats during the Add period
  • Search for a class that interests you, matches your schedule, and, in some classes, where you meet the prerequisites. The links and tutorials to do this are on the Evergreen home page. Auditing is not permitted in the following courses: CPE, ENG, GMS, HUB, KHC, LAW, MED, PDP, SDM, SPH; creative writing; Food & Wine courses; any non-credit certificate courses; any online courses; any film production courses; any CFA courses not open to BU Public; CFA AR courses. Instructors may also choose to limit enrollment.
  • Get approval from the instructor to audit.
    • Contact the instructor via email asking for approval.
    • Forward the email with the approval to evergrn@bu.edu. Change email subject line to “Evergreen Audit Approval”. In the text, include your full name and all course information: College, Department, Course Number, Section, Instructor, Name of Course (e.g., MET CS 101 B1, Sheehan, Computers and Their Applications). Incomplete information will cause delays.
    • Please do not include attachments when submitting an approval. Paper approval forms used pre-2020 are no longer utilized, and students should be seeking approval via email before coming to campus or attending courses.
    • You will receive an email from our office during the Add period updating you on the status to audit in the requested class. At this time, you will also have access to the vaccination link to provide the information, if you have not done it previous semesters. Failure to provide this information will result in your being disenrolled from taking classes at Boston University.

January 2023 – August 2023

General Passport

BU Alumni

BU Faculty/ Staff Retiree

Passport – Valid for Academic Year, Plus Evergreen Seminars (Registration Required)




Auditing one class




Contact Us at evergrn@bu.edu or 617-358-1350 for assistance.

*Note – If you have participated in Evergreen since July 2019, you already have an account based on your email address as your username (which may be different from your BU account). Login at Evergreen/CPE as a Returning Student. Do not create a new account. If you need help, contact us.



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