2022-2023 Academic Catalog

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To qualify as an auditor for fall, spring or summer semester, a student must be 21 years of age or older or approved by the Registrar's Office. Auditors may not be registered for any other University of Colorado courses during the time they are auditing. Auditors are not eligible to audit courses if they are under suspension from the university or have outstanding financial obligations to the university.

The Registrar’s Office does not keep any record of courses audited; therefore, credit for these courses cannot be established. Auditors may attend as many courses as they wish (except those courses with laboratories or where special equipment is used), provided they have received permission from each instructor.

An auditor’s card is issued by the Bursar’s Office after classes begin. An auditor’s card is non-refundable. Auditors, whether resident or nonresident, pay for three semester hours of resident tuition for all audited courses during the fall, spring and or summer semester for class instruction and library privileges only. Auditors do not receive student parking privileges and are not eligible for other student services. This card should be presented to the instructor upon entering the class. For more information, contact the Bursar’s Office.

Lifelong Learners Program

Area residents who are 60 years of age or older may attend classes at the University of Colorado Denver on a non-credit/non-tuition basis during the fall and spring semesters.

Note: Each academic department/unit may have its own policy regarding your acceptance into a specific class. Senior citizens may take any course (offered at the Downtown Campus) listed in the online course schedule except: courses which require laboratory or special equipment use, computer courses, courses offered through the Division of Extended Studies, courses with additional fees, CU online courses, or Anschutz Medical campus courses, and intensive and/or module courses (i.e. Maymester, six-week, or hybrid).

Acceptance into a class will be determined by the instructor, based on space availability, and the previous level of education obtained by the senior citizen student. Participants may register for classes beginning on the first day of class. The last day to register for a class via the Lifelong Learners Program is the second Friday after classes begin. Submissions after this day will not be reviewed. A limit of two courses may be taken per semester.

Note: The instructor is not required to review written or oral exams, or assignments.

For more information about this program, please visit the Lifelong Learners webpage.