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Manhattanville Course Auditing and Lifelong Learners Program for Community Members

The Columbia University School of Professional Studies Manhattanville Course Auditing and Lifelong Learners Program provides adult community members not currently enrolled in college with the opportunity to attend selected courses from the University’s offerings in the Arts and Sciences during the academic year free of charge.

This community benefit is available to the residents of the Manhattanville and Grant Houses, and the local Manhattanville community in the following qualifying zip codes in Upper Manhattan: 10025, 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035 (including Randall's Island), 10037, 10039, 10040. The following zip codes in the South Bronx are also eligible: 10451, 10454, 10455, 10474.

Auditors are silent participants in class and may join in discussions only at the discretion of the instructor. Auditors are encouraged to attend class and to keep up with the reading. No examinations or papers are required, no grade is assigned, and no credit is granted for course completion.

Course Availability

A limited number of courses are available to auditors. Students enrolled in the Manhattanville Auditing program may take only one course per semester. Space is limited; acceptance into the program does not guarantee you will be able to take a course. Read the full guidelines and learn how to register for courses on the Course Highlights page.


Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as courses are posted, which is typically one month prior to the start of classes. Space is limited and seats are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more about the application processes in Admissions.

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