This policy is intended for retired senior citizens 62 or older interested in taking courses at Slippery Rock University. Senior citizens may audit undergraduate courses at no cost on a space-available basis and provided that they are not courses in which the instructor will be compensated over and beyond their regular salary (ex. Independent Study, Individualized Instruction, musical lessons, Internships, etc.). Senior citizens must provide proof of age and a completed Senior Citizen Application to the Office of Academic Records and Registration in order to complete registration. Senior citizens may register for classes one week prior to the start of the semester/term (Fall/ Winter/ Spring /Summer). Course auditing does not generally include the taking of exams, writing of papers, recording or reporting of grades or other requirements generally associated with college credit; however, the senior citizen may participate in these activities through mutual agreement with the faculty instructor.
Degree-seeking or non-degree seeking senior citizens taking undergraduate courses for credit must apply through undergraduate admissions and pay all applicable fees, including tuition. Senior citizens auditing courses that require an instructor to be compensated over and beyond their regular salary are responsible for paying all applicable fees, including tuition.
To take graduate courses, whether degree-seeking or non-degree seeking, senior citizens must apply through graduate admissions and pay all applicable fees and tuition. Graduate courses are to be taken for credit only and cannot be audited.
For more information contact the Office of Academic Records and Registration, 724-738-2010.