Senior Citizen Audit Program

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey provides senior citizens with opportunities in higher education.

The Senior Citizen Audit Program was created by the Rutgers University Board of Governors to permit retired New Jersey residents, age 62 or older, to attend courses on a space-available, noncredit basis. There are no tuition costs for auditing courses.

Choosing a Course

  • Only courses offered during the spring and fall semesters are open to auditors. No other courses offered at the university are available under the Senior Citizen Audit Program, including courses offered during other terms.
  • Winter Session, Summer Session, online and hybrid courses are not included under our program.


Complete the online application to audit courses at Rutgers University–New Brunswick only. You will be required to upload proof of age and New Jersey residency at the time of application to be considered for the program. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Download and complete a PDF paper application to audit courses at Rutgers University–Camden and Rutgers University–Newark.