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Barbara Ann Sher...
post Aug 1 2007, 06:30 PM
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I will be teaching at BSC in the Fall.

I have been teaching at UB.

At UB, there is a program whereby senior citizens (I believe over 60),
are able to register to audit a class for free.
They are able to also obtain user id's and passwords on the UB computer system.


Is a similar program available at Buffalo State?
I have a student who wants to take one of my classes in this capacity.
She had asked to do it at UB, but is willing to follow me to BSC
to take the class.

I had asked my department head if he was aware of this particular program,
and he was not. He was only aware of the typical way to audit a class, not specific
to senior citizens.

I searched the BSC web site, and didn't find anything that looked relevant.

However, BSC may name the program something different, if it exists.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Barbara

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post Aug 2 2007, 09:14 AM
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Barbara~
We do have a 60+ Senior Citizens Audit available. We ask for a written permission of the instructor to be brought to the Admissions Office along with a valid photo ID, the CRN number, Catalog number, and the location of the course. I will then make up two letters, one gives the course information and the other will help the student receive a complimentary parking permit and library card. They will also be issued a "business card" style student ID.
In regards to the computer access, the Butler Library circulation desk has guest usernames and passwords available that will only work on the computers in the Library. If the class uses ANGEL, the instructor notifies the Computing Help Desk of the student's name(s) and the Help Desk will provide that access.
As stated in our undergraduate Catalog, "A person auditing a course will attend without formal recognition, will not be on the official class list in the Registrar's Office, will not be required to meet the requirements of the course, and will not be charged tuition or fees for the course." They will not receive college credit for the course.
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at (716) 878-5713.
Thank you,
Jennifer Hilliard
Office of Admissions

Sincerely your Buffalo State Admissions Counselor
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