Part-Time Attendance and Auditing

Due to the nature of Gutenberg’s program, students seeking a degree from Gutenberg are not encouraged to attend on a part-time basis; full-time attendance for degree students is customary. Under certain conditions, however, degree-bound students are allowed to proceed on a part-time basis. Such students must petition the dean for permission and special arrangements.

Gutenberg College allows a limited number of students who are not enrolled as full-time students to attend for credit or to audit individual courses. (See course descriptions in the Academic Program section.) Students taking the courses for credit will receive a grade and feedback from the tutor; students who audit will not. All students are admitted at the discretion of the tutor teaching the course.

Students wishing to attend/audit a course at Gutenberg College should submit an Application to Attend/Audit 30 days prior to the beginning of the quarter. The registrar will check with the tutor of the course(s) being applied for and will notify the applicant as soon as possible about whether the application has been accepted.

See Tuition & Fees in the Business Affairs section for applicable tuition.

An Application to Attend/Audit is available from the Gutenberg office or as a PDF at


  1. Great Conversation
    Great Conversation may not be taken for credit unless a student has taken all six quarters of Western Civilization and has passed the courses with a 2.3 GPA or higher. Auditing Great Conversation is allowed.
  2. Senior Thesis Classes
    Non-degree (non-matriculated) students may not take for credit or audit the Senior Thesis classes.
  3. Application Toward Degree
    Not all courses taken by non-matriculated students may be applied toward a degree at Gutenberg College. The following provisions apply when a non-matriculated student takes individual courses for credit and is later accepted into the degree program:

    • All freshman and sophomore Greek, mathematics, art, science, and microexegesis credits taken and passed at Gutenberg will be fully accepted toward Gutenberg’s B.A.
    • A maximum of 18 Western Civilization credits (3 quarters) taken and passed at Gutenberg will be accepted toward a Gutenberg B.A.
    • Credits for German course(s) taken and passed at Gutenberg will count toward a Gutenberg B.A.
    • No other credits for junior- or senior-year courses (300- and 400-level courses)—including Great Conversation—will count toward a Gutenberg B.A.