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How to Audit a Course

Being a graduate of Ramapo College comes with benefits.  One of the best is the opportunity to audit up to three courses per year tuition free.  You can take one in the fall, one in the spring and one during the summer session.  It is easy to get started and continue your path of lifelong learning at Ramapo.  The process is likely a little different from what you remember so just follow the steps below:

*It is recommended that you read the steps completely first.  Then follow each item.  Email alumni@ramapo.edu with any questions.

**Ramapo College Alumni do not have to join the Friends of Ramapo to receive this benefit.

***Ramapo College undergraduate alumni who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at Ramapo College may not audit undergraduate courses simultaneously with their graduate level coursework.

***Auditing Courses is an alumni privilege and this privilege may be revoked permanently for any violation of College policies or procedures.

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1.  Audit Registration for the summer I 2022 session will be held remotely/on-line.

Summer 2022 Semester – Course Audit Registration – Tuesday, May 17, 2022:

Date:              Tuesday, May 17, 2022 (submit your completed form by Thursday, May 12 so it may be processed.)
Location:        On-line/Remote

Please Note: Your completed registration form needs to be submitted in advance.  The actual registration will take place on the date listed above.  Please submit your forms by Thursday, May 12.  As long as the course you requested is open, no further action on the registration date is required.  You will receive an email confirming your enrollment in the class sometime on May 17, likely closer to the end of the workday.  Please be advised that your bill may not instantly reflect your alumni tuition waiver.  Please review it again a few hours after receiving your confirmation email.

Important Covid-19 Immunization Information

With limited exemptions, all newly enrolled and continuing Ramapo College Students who plan to take or audit classes on campus or who plan to come to campus at any time during the semester will need to provide documentation of 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  A copy of your documentation can be emailed to covidvaccine@ramapo.edu.  Since Friends of Ramapo are registering after the matriculated population your documentation should be submitted by Thursday, May 12, the same day as your registration form to avoid any additional delay in the ability to attend the in-person class.

COVID-19 Student Immunization and Booster Requirement Policy and Procedure
COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Exemption Form (PDF)

Medical or Religious Exemptions

A request for exemption from the immunization requirements due to religious beliefs may be submitted to Health Services. The request must be in writing from the enrolled student if aged 18 or over and specifically state the religious doctrine that prohibits vaccination.

Exemption from requirements based on medical reasons must be submitted to Health Services in the form of a signed statement from a healthcare provider indicating a specific immunization is contraindicated due to a valid medical condition. This documentation will be reviewed annually.

Please note- a student with religious or medical exemptions from receiving immunizing agents may be temporarily excluded from classes and from participating in institution sponsored activities during a vaccine-preventable disease outbreak or threatened outbreak. This decision shall be made by the institution in consultation with the Commissioner, Department of Health and Senior Services or his or her designee. This exclusion shall continue until the outbreak is over or until proof of the student’s immunization or immunity is furnished.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

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2. Review Available Courses 

As indicated above our courses may be delivered in various modes.

There are available courses each semester for alumni of Ramapo to audit.  Click the “Course Availability” button below to get started and see what courses are available in real time.  Follow the bullets below to navigate the system.

  • Select the upcoming semester term under “Search by Term” and click “Submit”
  • Choose at least one subject area of interest
  • Click the “Class Search” button
  • Click the course title you are interested in
  • Check how many seats are remaining under “Registration Availability”
    • There must be at least ONE (1) seat available to register for this course.
    • No waivers will be accepted for capacity overrides.

Course Availability

You may also view the courses in an excel spreadsheet using the link below.  The sheet will be VERY large and it may be easier to search for classes using the link above.   We will update the sheet periodically as we get closer to May 12 but please note that courses are subject to closure.  Also please note…Column N will show you the maximum number of seats in the class.  Column O will show you the number of seats taken as of the date of the sheet.  Column P will show the space availability as of the date of this sheet which will be posted in the near future.

Summer 1 2022 Schedule of Available Classes as of 4_29_2022

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3. Identify several courses you may be interested in taking in case your first choice(s) is not available.

There is a course description for every class offered.

  • If you would like to know more about the class before registering, please contact the professor directly via email. They can tell you about content and how the class is run—lecture, small groups, etc.
  • Once you are registered for a class you may drop it but there is no opportunity to select another and no refunds. Please choose carefully.
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4. Ask for and obtain a waiver from the professor for any pre-requisites prior to registration (if applicable.)

  • Please contact the professor directly by email or phone to request a waiver for pre-requisites.  If appropriate, the professor can immediately note the waiver on your record via computer and confirm it was handled in their email reply to you.
  • Email the reply from the professor to alumni@ramapo.edu.
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5.  Email your Pre-registration form to alumni@ramapo.edu.

Click the Pre-registration Form link below.  Download the form to your computer.  Complete it.  Save it to your computer.  Email alumni@ramapo.edu and attach the document.  Also forward any required pre-requisite waiver message you received from a faculty member.

Email us your completed form no later than Thursday, May 12 for the summer I 2022 semester.  This will allow us time to process it and get it ready for your registration to take place on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.  After receiving and processing your forms, we will register you for the course between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the order the forms have been received.

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6.  Read your confirmation message when you receive it from the Office of the Registrar and follow the steps to activate your Ramapo email account.  (Many alumni already have an active email but just in case.)  The Department of Information Technology Services has recently upgraded security on email accounts.  If you are experiencing difficulty logging into your Ramapo email please click the following link: https://password.ramapo.edu/

Please be advised that your bill may not instantly reflect your alumni tuition waiver.  Please review it again a few hours after receiving your confirmation email.

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7. It is recommended that you email the instructor of the course you plan to register for before the beginning of the semester and introduce yourself as an audit student.  You may wish to remind them that registration for alumni is Tuesday, May 17 which is after the official start of the semester but that you plan to join the class as soon as possible.  You may also ask the instructor to share their expectations for audit students that join their class.

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8.  Update your Emergency Contact Information

Please make sure your emergency contact information is up to date in Web Self Service. If you have not yet completed this, please follow the steps below:

Viewing your Emergency Contact Information

  • Click Here
  • Log into Web Self-Service
  • Click on the Personal Information link located on the Personal Information Tab
  • Click View Emergency Contacts
  • Review the Emergency Contact Information display
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*Please note that courses may close during the day of registration.  It is important to identify several course options.