Program Guidelines

  • Area residents who are sixty (60) years of age or older may audit up to two classes at the University of Colorado Denver on a non-credit/non-tuition basis.
  • Participants may take courses listed in the course schedule except: courses which require laboratory or special equipment, computer courses, courses through the Division of Extended Studies, courses with additional fees, CU online courses, and intensive and/or module courses (i.e. maymester, 6 week, or hybrid).
  • Acceptance in class is ultimately determined by the instructor, and is based on space availability, previous level of education, and other academic factors. Note: Each academic department/unit may have its own policy regarding participation
  • The instructor is not required to review written or oral exams, or assignments.

Important Dates

 Deadline Important Notes
The 2nd Friday after the Fall semester begins

Participation form due

*Forms received after this day WILL NOT be reviewed

 Labor Day Holiday No classes, campus closed
 Fall Break No classes, campus closed
 Thanksgiving Day Holiday No classes, campus closed

 Winter Break

 No classes, campus closed
 Martin Luther King Day Holiday No classes campus closed
The 2nd Friday after the Spring semester begins

 Participation form due

*Forms received after this day WILL NOT be reviewed

 Spring Break No classes, campus open

 

Classroom Participation

The participant is not an admitted/enrolled student of the University of Colorado Denver. The university will not keep grades or other forms of evaluation. The participants name will not appear on attendance or grade rosters. There will be no official file or transcript. The participant is not required to complete assignments or take oral or written examinations, however if agreed upon with the instructor the participant can complete these items for personal evaluation purposes. The participant is responsible for purchasing textbooks, supplies or other required material. As a guest in the classroom the participant is expected to uphold conduct as a tuition paid students. Disruptive behavior will result in dismissal from the class, and the participant will be responsible book and material fees. 

Note: The instructor is not required to review or grade participant work. 

Campus Guide

As a non-credit applicant, you will receive a student ID number and email address but will not be issued a university photo ID. You will have limited use of student services. Please check with specific resources to determine if their services will be available for you to use. Known community resources include: The Counseling Center, Career Center, and Auraria Library. While access to the library and its materials is free with a valid form of identification, the Career Center and Counseling Center may require a fee.

Campus Parking and RTD

The participant is responsible for daily parking fees. Parking information is available at Auraria Higher Education Center.

Note: Some lots may require a student ID. Participants are not eligible for the RTD benefits through the university, however discounts are provided through RTD for people 65 and over or with special circumstances.

Liability

The University of Colorado Denver will not be liable for damage or injury sustained by a participant resulting directly from participation in courses or presence in buildings owned or leased by the University, except to the extent of applicable normal liability insurance coverage.

Acceptance in Class

Acceptance in class will be determined by the instructor's judgment based on academic factors including:

  • Space availability
  • Time commitment
  • Rigor of the class
  • Previous level of education obtained by the program participant.   

Conduct

Lifelong Learners Program participants are held to the same code of conduct as enrolled students in the University of Colorado Denver students.

Participants are expected to treat university staff and students with respect. This includes disruptions in the classroom, interactions with offices and/or students. Failure to abide by these rules could result in an official conduct case and immediate removal from the program for a predetermined amount of time (one semester, one year, or indefinitely). 

Classroom Participation and Conduct

The Lifelong Learners Program participant is not an admitted/enrolled student of the University of Colorado Denver. The university will NOT keep grades or other forms of evaluation. The participants name will not appear on attendance or grade rosters. There will be no official file or transcript. The participant is not required to complete assignments or take oral or written examinations, nor is the instructor required to review or grade coursework. However, if agreed upon with the instructor the participant can complete these items for personal evaluation purposes. The participant is responsible for purchasing textbooks, supplies or other required materials. The participant is held to the same conduct as our students. Please contact me or appropriate reporting services for any conduct issues. 

Lynx Central

CU Denver

Student Commons Building

1201 Larimer Street

#1107

Denver, CO 80204


Lynx.Central@ucdenver.edu

303-315-5969

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