Enrich your life with non-credit classes at Adelphi University. Courses are available throughout the year, including summer.

Members of our community can audit graduate and undergraduate courses for personal enrichment offered online or at Adelphi’s campuses in Garden City, Manhattan, Hauppauge or Hudson Valley. The majority of the courses in the University are open to auditors, including but not limited to literature, social sciences, history and foreign language.

Because there is no credit attached to the courses taken by a Community Auditors there is no academic responsibility. Students who are currently enrolled as matriculated students at Adelphi University, but who have not graduated, are not eligible to enroll in this program.

Course Fees

  • General Registration (Undergraduate and Graduate): $450 per course.
  • Senior Citizens: $85

Payment can be made online by credit card or electronic bank transfer after the Community Auditor contacts an advisor to select a course and establish a student account.

Finding and Enrolling in Courses

You may enroll in many courses offered at Adelphi. However, the following are not open to Community Auditors:

  • Writing courses
  • Art courses
  • Accounting I and II
  • Performing arts courses
  • Lab courses
  • Honors courses
  • Communications

Search for classes using Course Search. From here you can narrow the search parameters to the upcoming semester, and the school or discipline of your choice. After clicking the “Find Courses” button, you are able to view the course description by selecting the course number.

Auditing Application

Once you have found the courses you want to attend fill out an application, and an advisor will contact you to help you complete an application, set up your student account and registration.

FAQs for Community Auditors

No, this program is open to anyone who is 21 and over. The only exception is that students who are currently enrolled as matriculated students at Adelphi University, but who have not graduated, are not eligible to enroll. A senior citizen is anyone aged 62 or older. 

No, there is no credit attached to courses taken by Community Auditors. Course transcripts will show a grade of “AU.”  Courses taken as a Community Auditor cannot later count towards a degree or certificate.

Yes, you have until two weeks after the class begins to get a refund. Students must call 516.877.3400 to drop a course.

You may enroll in up to two classes each semester.

Yes, you will be on the roster as an “auditing student.”  You should inform the instructor that you are attending as a Community Auditor through the College of Professional and Continuing Studies.

No, we must first receive department approval. You will be notified after approval is received to confirm your classes for the upcoming semester.

Community Auditors will not receive a student ID card since they are auditing classes. You do, however, need a parking sticker for on campus classes in Garden City, which can be obtained by bringing a printed copy of your course registration and photo ID to Public Safety.

Community Auditing Program

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