Effective March, 2014, all CEA students and Au Pairs are required to submit Health Forms. See details below.
The summer term 2014 is not open to Community Education Auditors or Au Pairs.
Applications for the fall term 2014 will be available in July. Online registration will open for all Au Pairs and CEA students on August 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Classes begin September 2nd. Students may register up until September 15th. You must receive permission of the instructor if you are enrolling between Sept. 8-15th.
Drew University’s Community Education Audit (CEA) program provides adults and other community members the opportunity to sit in on undergraduate courses at a substantially reduced fee. For Spring 2014 the cost is $295 for auditing regular undergraduate classes and $395 for English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. The cost will increase to $123.75 per credit for all classes effective fall term 2014.
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/cancelation without prior notice.
Classes for the Fall 2014 semester begin on September 2nd. Click here for the academic calendar.
New Student Applications
All CEA students who did not take courses during the spring term 2014 must complete a CEA Application for the fall term 2014. 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 as of spring term 2014)
Returning students who were enrolled during spring 2014 already have their Drew ID# and email address and will be able to enroll in classes August 25th. You will need to bring your ID to the security office in Pepin to receive a parking placard for the fall term.
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 the first day of class.
Click here to access the required health forms.
Class registration for all CEA students will be open at 9:00am on August 25, 2014. 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.
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: 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.
Click here for the courselist.
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 CEA courses for the spring term 2014 will be $73.75 per credit. Effective fall term 2014, the per credit charge will be $123.75 for all CEA and ESL courses.
Payments and Refunds
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 .
Click Here for the 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 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.
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:
- Calling 973-408-DUSC (973-408-3872) to hear a recording.
- Viewing updates posted on-line