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CWRU Course Audit Program for Senior Citizens

CWRU Course Audit Program for Senior Citizens

Program Parameters

Eligibility: Any individual of age 65 or older

Course Fee: $40 per credit hour

Limit on number of courses that can be taken by a CAPSC participant per term: None

Lifetime limit on the number of courses that can be taken by a CAPSC participant: None

Academic Records: For courses taken under CAPSC participant status: (1) course grades will not be issued; (2) academic credits will not be awarded; (3) no transcript records will be made; (4) courses cannot be repeated at a later date for academic credit.

CWRU Policies for CAPSC

Limits on the number of CAPSC participants enrolled in a particular course: For courses with overall enrollment of fewer than 10 students, one CAPSC participant may enroll; for courses with 10 or more students, no more than 10% of the class may be CAPSC participants.

Timing of registration for CAPSC participants: In order to allow regular students a full opportunity to enroll in courses/sections with enrollment limits or desirable times, CAPSC participants will not be officially registered in a course until one week prior to the start of the semester.

Faculty Approval: Faculty members have sole discretion on whether to allow a particular individual to enroll as a CAPSC participant.

Courses Available through CAPSC

Explore CWRU's online Schedule of Classes and determine which classes interest you.

Individual faculty members will need to assent to have their courses open to CAPSC participants. Please note that faculty who open their courses to CAPSC participants may also specify certain credentials or qualifications (e.g., prior degrees, work experience) as a prerequisite for enrollment.

Registration Process

CAPSC registration is facilitated by the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University.

Contact Felicia Westbrooks at 216.368.2090 or email to begin the registration process.

CAPSC participants will be issued a Case ID, an email address, and a student identification number. For information on how to activate your Case ID and your Case email address, please visit the Information Technology Services page or call the Help Desk at 216.368.HELP (4357).

Necessary Forms for Participation in CAPSC

Both forms must be filled out completely and legibly before your registration can be processed. Completed forms may be submitted via fax, or hard copies may be mailed to the following address:

Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7116

Main Office Phone: 216.368.2090
Main Office Fax: 216.368.1861

 Additional forms (if needed):


CAPSC participants are charged $40 per credit hour for courses audited. Some courses that have extra activities may incur additional fees for these optional activities.