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.


January 29, 2021

Spring 2021 Applications for Returning Students have closed for the term. We look forward to having both new and returning CEA students for the fall term if social distancing guidelines permit. Applications are tentatively scheduled to be available June 1st.

December 17, 2020

We are very happy to report that the CEA program will be available on a limited basis to returning CEA students for spring 2021. Initially we were not going to offer the program due to the complexities involved in restricting course registrations and ensuring only matriculating students, faculty and staff were on campus. However, we have come up with a solution that will allow returning CEA students to register for a limited number of online only classes. We look forward to new CEA students joining us for fall term 2021.

Following is additional information for Spring 2021. We hope to return to regular program offerings for all interested students (new and returning) for fall 2021.

Spring 2021 CEA Program:

• Only returning CEA students with a valid Drew Student ID will be allowed to register.
• As usual, an application must be submitted first to activate your student ID# for the term. (see the green box on the left side of this page).
• Returning CEA students can only register for online courses from the list in the "COURSES" section, assuming there is still a seat available on January 13th when CEA registration opens. No other courses are available to CEA students for the spring term.
• Registration: You will not process your own registration for spring 2021. Returning CEA students will complete a registration form that will be sent directly to the registrar. (See orange box on the left side of this web page). The registrar will begin processing registrations on January 13th, one week before classes begin. The class will appear in your Treehouse when the processing is complete. Please do not follow up with the registrar on the status of your registration prior to Monday, January 18th.
• CEA Students will not be allowed to come to campus for any reason. If you usually drop a check off at Student Accounts to pay for your course, please mail it to the following address or pay online by credit card:

Student Accounts
Brothers College Lower Level
Drew University
Madison, NJ 07040

• If you have any questions, please email

We look forward to welcoming new CEA students in fall 2021 when we can accommodate auditors on campus. Applications will be available June 1 and registration will begin on Monday, August 23, 2020 at 9:00am.

Visit the COVID-19 resource site at the bottom of this section for ongoing updates and answers to FAQ.

Other Information:

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

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. (not applicable for fall term 2020 – online courses only)

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