College Experience Brought to Seniors through Rutgers Senior Citizen Audit Program

Did you know that senior citizens have the chance to expand their knowledge by attending Rutgers University classes on a space-available, noncredit basis? The Senior Citizen Audit Program opens up classrooms at Rutgers University’s New Brunswick, Newark and Camden campuses to permit seniors to sit in and learn for free.

During the spring and fall semesters, the program permits retired New Jersey residents ages 62 and older to participate in college classes as an “Auditor,”  meaning they do not receive credits for attending and they do not show up on the class roster.

Some point for the program include:

  • Courses offered in the spring and fall semesters on the Camden, New Brunswick or Newark campuses are open to auditors.
  • Online courses are not included in this program.
  • Courses listed as “closed” on the online class schedule have reached capacity and are not open to auditors.
  • Auditing and class participation are courtesies offered at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Auditors must wait until the first day of class to have an instructor approve and sign the participant’s Permission to Audit form for the semester.
  • The coming spring semester is scheduled to begin on January 19, 2015.

To request a registration packet by mail, or for more information, contact Kay Schechter in the Rutgers University Office of Community Affairs at (848) 932-0599 or kays@ucm.rutgers.edu.

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