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.


May 29, 2020

Drew University continues to monitor COVID-19 and is operating in Drew Virtual Time for both learning and business through August 7. The University intends to welcome students to campus for the fall semester beginning August 16, with an on-time start of classes August 24. Visit the COVID-19 resource site at the bottom of this section for ongoing updates and answers to FAQ.

Applications for the fall 2020 term will be available June 15. The application can be found on the top left side of this web page in a green box.

ALL students (new and returning) must complete an online CEA Application form. For returning students, completing the online application indicates to the Registrar your interest in attending Drew for the semester, and your student status will be updated.

Online registration for fall term 2020 will open for all Au Pairs and CEA students on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.  Classes begin Monday, August 24th, and the last day of class is Friday, December 4, 2020.

The last day to submit an application and register to audit a class for the spring term is Friday, January 17th at 12:00 noon.

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.

Scroll down to see the Course List for the term.

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.

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