Learning informs, enlightens and enriches our lives continuously. The Auditing Programs administered by the School of Professional Studies invite adults to join the greater Columbia University community through select Arts and Science courses in subjects such as literature, history, religion and philosophy.
Auditors attend class on Columbia’s campus in Manhattan during the spring or fall term and participate in assigned readings or other methods of information gathering. You may take part in classroom discussions only at the discretion of the instructor. Examinations and written assignments are waived for auditors who, in turn, receive no grades or academic credit. Auditing Programs are not available during the Summer Session.
Individuals who are interested in auditing Columbia University courses may apply for the general program.
|Lifelong Learners Auditing
Individuals 65 years of age or older who are interested in auditing courses may enroll at a discount as Lifelong Learners.
|Manhattanville Course Auditing
Local community members may apply to audit at no charge.
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