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Au Pair


Ramapo College Office of Admissions

McBride House
505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

p: (201) 684-7300
f: (201) 684-7964

Step-By-Step Registration Process: 

  1. Submit your application by January 22, 2024.
  2. Receive your R-Number from a member of the Admissions team
  3. Activate your Ramapo College email address
  4. Register online: January 24 – January 30, 2024
    • Information on how to look up course descriptions of the available classes can be found here.
  5. Waive your parking fee if you are not planning to park on campus
  6. Pay your tuition bill by noon on January 31, 2024.
  7. Sign-up for your parking permit
  8. On your first day of class, stop by the Public Safety Office to get your Student ID card

Questions should be directed to Sanna Lemmetti at (201) 684-7232 or email

Who is Permitted to Register for Courses?

  • Au Pairs holding a current J-1 Visa.
  • Participants who have completed all the requirements will be issued an R number (identification number) for access to register for classes and an email address.

What Does an Au Grade Mean?

  • Audit grades (AU) are not eligible for credit or transfer within the United States.
  • Participants are required to attend class, as per the attendance policy; participate in all in-class activities, complete homework and assignments. Test-taking is optional.
  • Professors may give participants who have excessive absenteeism a W (Withdrawal) rather than AU. A W grade does not fulfill J-1 academic requirements.

What Classes are Offered to Au Pairs?

  • Au Pair participants may take up to two courses per semester with a maximum of four classes within the same academic year.
  • Participants may enroll in most 100 and 200 level undergraduate courses , listed on the available Au Pair Class List. The list of available classes will be posted on this site on the first day of registration.
  • English and math classes have a placement test requirement that must be passed before registration. Ramapo College does not offer classes in English as a Second Language (ESL).
    Placement Test Registration

Cost Information and Payment

What are the costs?

  • $300.86 per audit course (AU grade), no credit
  • $25 transcript fee (one-time fee)
  • $40 placement test fee, if applicable
  • Free Picture ID from Public Safety on first day of the class
  • Textbooks and lab fees may be additional, depending on the course

When is payment due for courses?

  • Payments are due by noon on January 31, 2024. 
  • Payments may be submitted electronically by credit card or check, or in person by check or cash immediately upon registration. (Methods of Payment)
  • It is strongly recommended that you submit payment at the time of registration in order to avoid de-registration.

Are refunds available?

  • Classes may only be switched during the registration period to other classes on the selected Au Pair course list. This opportunity ends on the last day of the Add/Drop period, 50% refund deadlines as posted do not apply for AuPair students, only 100% refunds are available if courses are dropped by the add/drop deadline, which is January 30, 2024.
  • Refunds are only available as per the academic calendar on the Registrar’s website. 
  • If a participant registers for a class that is not on the selected Au Pair course list, billable charges are due by posted Student Accounts deadlines.

How Do I Get Started?

For on-campus registration, please email
Au Pair participants may only register for two classes and may take up to four per year.