Community Education Audit Program.


Community Education Audit Program

Drew University’s Community Education Audit (CEA) program provides adult community members and visiting Au Pairs, the opportunity to sit in on undergraduate courses during the fall and spring terms at a substantially reduced fee.

Drew’s College of Liberal Arts has the primary responsibility of educating its undergraduate students, thus some classes, such as the more hands-on studio art, writing, and computer science classes, may not be appropriate for auditors. However, there are plenty of other courses to pick and choose from! Please refer to the link listed below for dates and times of class meetings this term.


Student Applications for the spring term will be available November 1st. The spring course list is available for your review in the "Courses" section below.

Online registration for the spring term will open for all Au Pairs and CEA students on Monday, January 7 at 9:00 a.m.  Classes begin Monday, January 14th, and the last day of class is Monday, April 29th.

The last day to submit an application and register to audit a class for the fall term is Monday, January 21, 2018 at 12:00 noon.

All applications are coordinated through the CLA Dean’s Office and the Registrar. Online registration is on a first-come/first-serve basis. Courses are subject to change/cancellation without prior notice.

ALL students (new and returning) must complete an online CEA Application form. For returning students, this is a change in procedure effective January, 2017. Completing the online application indicates to the Registrar your interest in attending Drew for the semester, and your student status will be updated.

We do not offer ESL (English as a Second Language) courses.

All Au Pairs and CEA students are required to submit Health Forms prior to their first semester at Drew. See details below.

Who Can Participate?

Applications are welcome from:

  • Adults (24 yrs & older) who hold an undergraduate or advanced degree or have special interests or educational needs.
  • Visiting Au Pairs, as long as they can demonstrate a proficiency with English and can commit to attending class on a regular basis.

Applying to the Program

All students must submit the current term’s online application by the deadlines listed in the News section above. It is not possible to begin auditing a course after the semester has started, nor is it acceptable to leave class before it has ended. Please do not contact professors directly regarding participation in a course. Questions should be directed to the CLA Dean’s Office ( or 973-408-3293).

When will I receive an admission decision?

Students will receive an admission decision from the Registrar 4-7 business days after your application is submitted.

When will I know if I was accepted into a class?

Students will register online for courses. You will find out immediately if you were accepted into the class. Please introduce yourself to your professor on the first day of class and identify yourself as an Au Pair and/or Community Auditor.


The majority of courses offered are 4 credit courses. The cost for a 4 credit class is $495 ($123.75 per credit). There may be a few 1-2 credit courses available and you will be charged $123.75 per credit. Please note that ART courses may have additional fees for materials.

Tuition fees include the cost of a Drew University parking placard and access to all Drew facilities for the term.

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