Online registration for the Fall term will open for all Au Pairs and CEA students on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.  Classes begin Monday, August 28th . 

New Procedure: ALL students (new and returning) must complete the CEA Application form as of January, 2017. For returning students, this is a change in procedure. The form indicates to the registrar your interest in attending Drew for the semester, and your student status will be updated.

Student Applications will be available on June 1st. The last day to submit a New Student Application is Monday, September 4, 2017.

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

All Au Pairs and CEA students are required to submit Health Forms. See details below. 

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. The cost for a 4 credit class is $495 ($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, 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.

Please Note: 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.

Classes for the Fall 2017 semester begin on August 28th. View the Academic Calendar.

If you have any questions about the CEA Program, please call 973-408-3293.

Student Applications

ALL students must complete the CEA Application form. The application will be available from June 1st through September 4th. For returning students, this form indicates to the registrar your interest in attending Drew for the semester and your student status will be updated. Within 4 business days of submitting the form, new students will receive a student ID number, and a Drew email address.  Once you receive your student ID#, you should start your health forms. After registering for class, please visit the Student Accounts 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. Monday, September 4, 2017 is the last day to submit the new student application for the spring term.

Returning Students:

Returning students already have their Drew ID#, student ID card and Drew email address and will be able to enroll in classes January 11, 2017. However, as noted above,  you must complete a CEA Application each term so your student status can be updated to enable registration. You will need to bring your student ID card to the security office in Pepin during the first week of class to receive a parking placard for the semester.

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. Completed forms must be submitted prior to registration. Please note that proof of vaccinations must include the month, day and year of the vaccination. If you have any questions about the Health Forms, please contact Health Services at 973-408-3414 or

Please note: A $10 late fee will be assessed by Health Services if your health forms are not submitted by July 15 for the fall semester or January 15 for the spring semester. Students admitted 2 weeks (14 calendar days) or less before the appropriate due date, or admitted after the due date, have 30 calendar days from date of enrollment to submit forms on time. *Students admitted late should notify Health Services to avoid a late charge.

Access the required Health Forms.


Class registration for all CEA students will be open at 9:00am on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Click here to register beginning August 21st.

Classes begin Monday, August 28th. 

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.

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.


 A link for the CLA 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 generally open to Community Auditors due to the high demand from Drew undergraduates. If you are interested in taking one of these classes please contact the professor prior to registration and receive their permission to enroll. Access to the  Drew Directory.  Please refer to additional restrictions below.

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

The fall 2017 course list will be available on April 1st. You can see the Fall 2017 Course List now.

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.


The cost for a 4 credit class is $495 ($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

Payments and Refunds


Drew’s Student Accounts 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 Student Accounts 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 with your student account information already populated. Your TreeHouse login screen can be found at . 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 (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, 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 Student Accounts 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 Student Accounts Office in Holloway Hall.

If you have further questions regarding your payment, please call our Student Accounts Office at 973 408 3114 and speak to a CEA payment representative. Or, visit the Student Accounts Office website.


Institutional Refund Policy


  • 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 enrolled in one class is at the discretion of the course instructor. If the number of auditors enrolled in a class exceeds the number desired by the instructor, you will be notified to select another class. This information would be communicated to you during the first week of class.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drew Freshman Seminars (DSEMs) are not available to Community Auditors.
  • College Writing is not available to Community Auditors.


Security will issue windshield placards that will be valid for one semester at a time.  After registering for class and 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