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Effective March, 2014, all CEA students and Au Pairs are required to submit Health Forms. See details below.

Applications for the spring term 2015 will be available in November. Online registration will open for all Au Pairs and CEA students on January 20, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Classes begin January 26th. Students may register up until February 9th. You must receive permission of the instructor if you are enrolling between February 2-9th.

General Information

Drew University’s Community Education Audit (CEA) program provides adults, visiting Au Pairs and other community members the opportunity to sit in on undergraduate courses at a substantially reduced fee. Effective fall term 2014, the cost is $495 for a 4 credit class ($123.75 per credit).

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, are not 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.

Please Note: All applications and course approvals are coordinated through the CLA Dean’s Office. It is our responsibility to determine space availability, and to contact professors to obtain their permission for an auditor placement. Online registration is on a first-come/first-serve basis. Courses are subject to change/cancellation without prior notice.

Classes for the Spring 2015 semester begin on January 26th. Click here for the academic calendar.

Applications

New Student Applications

All CEA students who did not take courses during the fall or spring term 2014 must complete a CEA Application for the spring term 2015. The application will be available November 15th.Within 4 business days of submitting the form, new students will receive a student ID, and a Drew email address.  Once you receive your student ID#, you should visit the Business Office at their new location in Holloway Hall to get your student ID card. You will need your ID card to access the library and obtain a parking placard from the security office in Pepin.

Returning Students: (CEA students enrolled during fall or spring term 2014)

Returning students who were enrolled during fall or spring 2014 already have their Drew ID#, student ID card and email address and will be able to enroll in classes January 26th. You will need to bring your ID to the security office in Pepin to receive a parking placard for the spring term.

Health Forms

Effective March 2014:

In the interest of maintaining a healthy campus and minimizing the risk to all students from infectious disease, health documents and vaccination records are required for all students, including Au Pairs and Community Education Auditors. Health forms are required as of the fall 2014 semester. Completed forms must be submitted prior to registration. If you have any questions about the Health Forms, please contact Health Services at 973-408-3414 or health@drew.edu.

Click here to access the required health forms.

Registration

Class registration for all CEA students will be open at 9:00am on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. After registering you will receive instructions via your Drew email account on how to pay for your classes.

CEA students will only be allowed to register for classes that are available to community auditors. Registration instructions can be found on the registrar’s web page. Click Here http://www.drew.edu/registrar/student/treehouse-and-self-service-registration-instructions

VERY IMPORTANT: In the registration instructions, please read carefully the last section about changing your “grade mode“. This is a critical step in the CEA registration process. Please be sure to change your grade mode to “A” for auditor or you will be billed at the matriculated student rate for the course.

Courses

 A link for the course list is below. Please note that this is a list of all courses which fall under the Community Education Audit Program, but there may not be an opening in the class this semester. Please check for availability after the course description. If “Avail = 0″ is noted, then there are no Community Auditor seats available for that course this semester. The College of Liberal Arts reserves the right to maintain an appropriate balance between auditors and matriculated students in each class.

Note: the letter “R” in the “Meets” section stands for Thursday. MTWRF = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Note: Art studio courses and computer science courses are not open to Community Auditors during the regular academic year (due to the high demand from Drew undergraduates). Please refer to additional restrictions below.

Please note that ART courses may have additional fees for materials.

Click here for the fall 2014 course list. (Please ignore the strike through…the link works!) The spring 2015 course list will be available in early November.

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 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. Any questions should be directed to CLA Dean’s Office.

When will I receive an admission decision?

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.

Cost

Effective fall term 2014, the cost is $495 for a 4 credit class ($123.75 per credit).

Inquires and Visits To Our Office

Our office is located in Brothers College, Room 108 on the Drew University campus. See it on our Campus Map .

College of Liberal Arts
Brothers College Room 109
Drew University
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
Tel: 973-408-3293
Fax: 973-408-3768
Email: cea@drew.edu

Payments and Refunds

Payments

Drew’s Business Office will process all CEA auditor and Au Pair payments and refunds. Once you have registered online for class(es), you will receive an email from Drew’s Business Office regarding your billing/payment. 

Electronic Payments: Once you receive your Student ID# you can make your payment by logging into Drew’s TreeHouse which will take you to afford.com/drew with your student account information already populated. Your TreeHouse login screen can be found at https://treehouse.drew.edu . Sign in with the user name and password you received from Drew and click on Students tab. In the Bills, Financial Aid…box click on Statement and Payment History. Under Payment Options, click on Make a One Time Payment which will take you directly to the entry page for payment at afford.com (make sure to select an academic term here) and then move through the prompts to enter your payment information.

If you would prefer, you can go directly to afford.com/drew, and in the second box you will see the blue button on the right that says Make a One-Time Payment. You then enter your student account information yourself (remember to be careful to type the correct information so that your payment is not delayed), and then move through the prompts to enter your payment information. Electronic payment methods include: Master Card, American Express, or Discover Card (2.99% convenience fee added, $1.00 minimum fee) or using your Checking or Savings Account (no convenience fee added).

Walk-in/Mail-in payments: Visit the Business Office on Drew’s campus in Holloway Hall (please refer to our campus map) or mail payment to: Drew University, PO Box 36118, Newark NJ 07188-6118. Please do not mail cash-cash payments must be brought directly to the Business Office in H

If you have further questions regarding your payment, please call our Business Office at 973 408 3114 and speak to a CEA payment representative. Or, visit their website at http://www.drew.edu/fba/students-parents/payment-options .

Refunds

Click Here for the Institutional Refund Policy.

Restrictions

  • Professors are under no obligation to grade papers or exams for Community Auditors, but do encourage reading and participating in discussion. On the first day of class, you should speak with the professor in order to clarify his or her policy concerning Community Auditors.
  • The number of auditors placed in one class cannot exceed 10% of the total number of regular students enrolled in it.  If requests for a specific course exceed this limit, applications will be addressed on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • This program applies only to courses offered in the College of Liberal Arts.  For information on the Community Fellows program available in the Theological School please call 973/408-3571.  The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies does not allow auditors in its graduate classes.
  • The College of Liberal Arts office can place auditors in science or math lectures, but do not permit placement in a corresponding lab/recitation.  Lab details should be worked out individually with the instructor after the start of class.
  • Art studio courses and computer science courses are not normally open to Community Auditors during the regular academic year.
  • Courses/programs offered through the Off-Campus Programs office are not available to Community Auditors including the Semester on Contemporary Art and the Semester at the United Nations.
  • Freshman Seminars are not available to Community Auditors.

Parking

Security will issue windshield placards that will be valid for one semester at a time.  After receiving your Drew ID card, bring your Drew ID and vehicle registration to the Pepin Services Center to pick up your placard. (please refer to our campus map)

Important Information About School Closings

Notices about school closings or delays due to inclement weather can be accessed by:

  1. Calling 973-408-DUSC (973-408-3872) to hear a recording.
  2. Viewing updates posted on-line