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Continuing Education

Any educator who is given this opportunity needs to take advantage of it. It not only rejuvenates your mind and refreshes the material you teach, but it also allows you to view learning through a different lens, one which may surface perspectives that can be missed from always being in the front of the classroom.

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Participant in Princeton's Community College Faculty Program, which allows faculty members from 19 New Jersey community colleges to audit Princeton courses in their areas of expertise

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Community Auditing

Each semester, 150 to 175 classes taught by our world-class faculty are open to members of the community for auditing on a non-credit basis. High school graduates ages 18 and above can enroll in classes on subjects as varied as Bob Dylan, Chinese art, biomedical ethics, human evolution, global air pollution, opera, microeconomics and much more.

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Continuing Education Program

The Program in Continuing Education helps people who are preparing for a career change or entrance into professional school, or those pursuing advanced training in their fields. The program offers for-credit classes but does not grant degrees. It is open to qualified area residents, including K-12 New Jersey teachers, University employees and others. Continuing education students may enroll in most Princeton courses, along with Princeton undergraduate and graduate students.

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Community College Faculty Program

The Community College Faculty Program is an opportunity for New Jersey community college faculty members and administrators to undertake advanced study by auditing courses at Princeton. You can cultivate your understanding of subjects you teach and consult with distinguished scholars in a variety of fields.

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Online Courses

More than one million people from around the world have enrolled in the free non-credit courses that Princeton faculty offer online through the University's partnerships with Coursera, edX, NovoEd and Kadenze.

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Summer Programs

Many programs are offered on campus during the summer for non-Princeton students and local teachers. These students and teachers can work with Princeton faculty, staff and students to build their academic and leadership skills, with programs on subjects ranging from chemistry and combustion energy to music and journalism.

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Alumni Education

Learning does not stop once you graduate. Through Alumni Education programs, undergraduate and graduate alumni and their families can explore new subjects or revisit favorites in the company of old classmates, new friends and some of the most respected scholars in the world. The Princeton Journeys program organizes alumni trips around the world, usually led by a Princeton faculty member. You can experience Hemingway's Cuba, travel back to Egypt of the Pharaohs, explore the white continent of Antarctica and more.

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Experience Princeton Online

You don't have to participate in a formal non-degree program to experience our vibrant academic life. Audio and video content from public lectures, faculty podcasts and other sources are available.

  • Princeton's Media Central website offers recorded events, shows and lectures by faculty and invited speakers.
  • The main Princeton University YouTube channel highlights short videos on University research, teaching, campus life, civic engagement, international endeavors, and admission and aid.