2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin

Senior Citizen Auditors

Auditing Courses

Senior citizens satisfying the New York State residency requirements, who are 60 years of age or older as of the first day of the semester or session, are permitted to audit up to 2 undergraduate courses at the College per semester on a space-available basis, without tuition charge.

To apply as a senior citizen auditor, please download the Non-Degree Application which can be found at http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/apply-non-john-jay-degree-student. A completed application must be submitted to the Office of Admissions for each semester or session for which one plans to audit. The $65 application fee is not required; however, Senior Citizen Auditors are charged a $80 administrative fee per semester/session, the consolidated services fee, as well as any penalty fees they may incur (e.g., late registration, payment reprocessing fees, library fines, etc.).

Senior citizens are required to submit proof of age and the College is required to retain a copy of at least one of the proofs listed below or have a signed statement by a College official attesting that one of the these proofs was examined and the student satisfied the age requirement:

  • Medicaid Card
  • Driver’s License
  • Birth Certificate

Enrolling in a course on an audit basis gives a student the right to attend and participate in all aspects of the course without receiving credit for the course. The student is assigned a grade of AUD, which will appear on their permanent record at the College. The course, however, will have no credit attached to it and will not count toward any degree/certificate program offered by The City University of New York.

Enrolling for Credit Bearing Courses

Senior citizens may opt to enroll for credit-bearing courses, but must do so on the same basis as other matriculated students and pay all applicable tuition charges and related fees.