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Audit a Class

Alumni can audit select graduate-level courses at Stern pending availability and approval. Sign up to receive email alerts about available classes each semester.

Registration for the Spring 2024 Alumni Audit Program is now closed. If you are a member of the Lifelong Learning: Alumni Audit Program group on Stern Network, you will receive an email from Stern Alumni Relations in August with a list of available classes and registration instructions for the fall 2024 semester.

How to Sign Up for Audit Alerts

To receive email alerts about available classes each semester, join the "Lifelong Learning: Alumni Audit Program" group on Stern Network, the School's online networking and mentorship platform.

Follow these quick and easy steps to join:

  1. Navigate to the "Lifelong Learning: Alumni Audit Program" group, located under the "Alumni Groups" tab.
  2. Press the "Join" button in the upper right hand corner.
  3. Follow the prompt to log into Stern Network or create an account with your preferred email address.
  4. To confirm you are a group member, check to ensure you see the option to "Leave Group" in place of the "Join" button.
  5. You will begin to receive audit alert emails to the email address associated with your Stern Network account.

Eligibility, Rules, and Regulations

  • NYU Stern alumni may audit one elective graduate-level course per semester free of charge, pending space availability and permission from the Office of Alumni Relations.
  • Alumni must be in good standing with the University and must adhere to NYU Stern policies and procedures including NYU Stern’s Code of Conduct and NYU’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct.
  • Alumni auditors are eligible to observe classes remotely. They are not eligible to take exams, receive grades, participate in group projects, and courses will not appear on their official academic transcript. Alumni are not eligible to pay for a course in order to receive academic credit and have a grade appear on their transcript.
  • Alumni are not eligible to request a seat in a course once the submission deadline has passed.
  • Alumni auditors are prohibited from using any device to record any portion of class discussion and are also prohibited from sharing class content with any third party; official class recordings in Brightspace are not to be made public in any way.
  • NYU Stern reserves the right to revoke this benefit at any time.

Sample List of Previously Offered Classes

Below is a sample list of alumni audit courses offered in previous years. Please note that course offerings change each semester.

Advanced Strategy: Tools with Professor Sonia Marciano
Bankruptcy and Reorganization with Professor Edward Altman
Business Law with Professor Richard Hendler
Digital Currency, Blockchains and the Future of the Financial Services Industry with Professor David Yermack
Power and Politics in Organizations with Professor R. Kabaliswaran
Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship with Professor Harry Chernoff
Valuation with Professor Aswath Damodaran