Community Auditing Program shares academic riches with area residents
Princeton NJ -- Area residents can take advantage of the rich academic resources available in their own backyard through the University’s Community Auditing Program.
The University allows individuals who register on a non-credit basis to attend lectures that are part of the regular course offerings for undergraduate students. In addition, auditors receive course handouts and participate in special receptions and programs. No seminars, precepts, graduate-level classes, labs or class discussions (that are part of the undergraduate experience) are available to registered auditors.
Although it is too late to register for fall classes, those interested in attending classes in the spring semester should note these dates:
• Last week of December Community Auditing Program lecture list posted online at <web.princeton.edu/sites/pucsa/auditing.htm>.
• Monday, Jan. 10 Registration for Princeton Borough and Township residents and all University-affiliated individuals (alumni, staff, retired staff) from 8 a.m. to noon in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
• Tuesday Jan. 11 Registration for the general public from 8 a.m. to noon in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
• Wednesday, Jan. 12, through Thursday, Jan. 27 After the first two days of special registration, it is possible to sign up by going directly to the CAP office at 22 Chambers St., Suite 101, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
• Monday, Jan. 31 First day of classes.
The auditing fee per course is $100 to cover administrative costs and course materials. Special accommodations regarding the fee will be made in cases of financial hardship.
Although no certification is given upon completion of a Community Auditing Program course, New Jersey teachers who audit classes will be granted special documentation/verification for the purposes of satisfying their professional development requirements.
The Community Auditing Program should not be confused with the Program in Continuing Education, which entitles an individual to all privileges given to a fully enrolled student at a cost of $3,740 per class. The Office of Community and State Affairs administers both programs for University and non-University constituents.
For more information about the Community Auditing Program, visit the Web site at <web.princeton.edu/sites/pusca/auditing.htm> or call 258-0202; for the Program in Continuing Education, visit the Web site at <web.princeton.edu/sites/pucsa/conted> or call 258-5226; or visit the office at 22 Chambers St., Suite 101, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.