Welcome to Drew University and the Community Education Audit (CEA) Program! We want you to be comfortable and successful while you’re fulfilling your requirements with us. We hope that this information will help ease your way into a new educational system.
7/22/14: ESL (English as a Second Language) will not be offered for the Fall 2014 semester.
Effective March, 2014, all Au Pairs and CEA students 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.
Please review the information on this web page with your host family. If you have any additional questions after reviewing this information with your host family, please feel free to give our office a call at (973) 408-3293.
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.
Classes for the Fall 2014 semester begin on September 2. Click here for the academic calendar.
New Student Applications:
All Au Pairs who did not take courses during the spring term 2014 must complete an Au Pair 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 in 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. (please refer to your campus map)
Returning Students: (Au Pairs 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.
Selecting a Course
Please talk over your course requests with your host family to make sure that they fit your work schedule, your interests, and your level of academic experience. Please be aware of the following academic guidelines:
- Course numbers 100 – 199: lower-level class
- Course numbers 200 − 299: intermediate-level class
- Course numbers 300 − 399: upper-level class
Any course listed with a PR under its notes means that there is a prerequisite; you must have some prior experience or course work in this subject before you can audit this class.
Au Paris and Community Auditors will register online and course requests are filled on a first come, first served basis. You will be notified immediately if your registration was accepted.
Participants in “Conversational English-Intermediate” should not be enrolled in any other program offered through Drew University’s Community Education Audit (CEA) program.
Click Here for the Community Education Auditor home page. You will be able to see the courses available for CEA students.
Contact Hours For Your Classes
You will not receive credit for auditing a course, but you will gather contact hours. Each four credit undergraduate course at Drew University meets for a minimum of 36 hours. Any courses meeting for less than 36 contact hours are noted in the course descriptions in this catalog. All ESL participants will receive 36 contact hours upon the completion of their class. You must attend class on a regular basis, from beginning to end, in order to obtain your hours.
Upon completion of your class, and upon your request, we will supply you with a transcript that lists the courses you’ve taken and the number of hours you’ve completed. Please contact the registrar’s office at email@example.com or 973-408-3025. We’re also happy to sign any necessary forms that require an educational administrator’s signature.
You should make every effort to purchase the required books and do all the assigned reading. Many online bookstores like Amazon.com can provide you with text books at a discount. Type in your book’s ISBN number at the site’s search link and see what is available. Auditors are not required to take exams or write papers, but most professors do encourage au pairs to participate in discussion.
Please introduce yourself to your professor on the first day of class and identify yourself as an Au Pair and/or Community Auditor.
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
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
English Courses For Speakers Of Other Languages (ESL)
7/22/14: ESL (English as a Second Language) will not be offered for the Fall 2014 semester.
These non-credit courses are appropriate for Au pairs and other community members who wish to strengthen their spoken and written English skills. Upon satisfactory attendance and completion of the ESL classes you will earn 36 contact hours towards your visa requirements. Participants in the in Intermediate Conversational English should not be enrolled in any other program offered through Drew University’s Community Education Audit (CEA) program.
Tuition is $495.
Tuition fees include the cost of a Drew University parking placard and access to all Drew facilities.
ESL Course Descriptions
ESL 101 Conversational English-Intermediate – CRN 30983
This course is designed for intermediate students of English as a Second Language. Its focus is to further develop and reinforce speaking skills in everyday situations through the application of idioms and informal language, and through discussion of topics in American culture, including contemporary social issues. Class activities will include an ongoing review of grammar, pronunciation, and intonation.
ESL 102 English Conversation and Writing – Intermediate/ Advanced – CRN 30984
This course is designed for those students of English as a Second Language at a high-intermediate or advanced level of conversation, reading comprehension, and writing. Its focus is to further develop reading comprehension and oral skills, and essential concepts and techniques of writing in a variety of styles. Class activities will include assigned readings in various genres including fiction, poetry, editorials, and newspaper articles.
CEA/ESL Undergraduate and Summer Arts course listings
There will be no course offerings for CEA students during summer 2014. See you in the fall!
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 your 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 Holloway Hall.
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.
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 your campus map)
Upon your request, Drew’s Registrar’s Office can send auditors and Au Pairs “Unofficial Transcripts” reflecting the courses they have audited at Drew along with the total number of “contact hours” you have earned by the end of the term. Each 4 credit undergrad class = 36 contact hours. Information on obtaining a transcript is available from the Registrar’s website.
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