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Senior Auditing Program

Please note:  As of now, we do not have information relating to the Fall 2020 schedule and how it might affect Senior Auditing. We will post the information as soon as it is available.

Adults who are 60 years of age or older may audit most New York State-funded, credit-bearing courses offered at Stony Brook during the Fall and Spring terms, on a space available basis and subject to permission of instructor. A list of eligible courses will be made available on the day of Senior Auditing registration. Classes that are not available for auditing include:

  • foreign language and English literature courses, including programs at Southampton;
  • graduate courses;
  • laboratory courses, studio art courses, online courses, physical education courses, and instrumental music courses;
  • Health Sciences Center courses;
  • courses offered in self-supporting non-credit programs sponsored by the School of Professional Development, Crafts Center, Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences, and Division of Physical Education and Athletics, among others.

Please note that Senior Auditors are not eligible to obtain campus email accounts or use online library services.


Senior Auditing Fee Policy

There is a $50.00 registration fee (per course). This registration fee provides:

  • attendance in one course, without credit, formal recognition, or the meeting of any of the course requirements (subject to permission of instructor);
  • Campus ID Card usage; and
  • library circulation privileges.


How to Register

Here's what you need to know:*

  • Participants should  search online for available classes.
  • Each course is $50, which will be processed online as a credit card payment.
  • All payments will be processed based on seat/course availability at the close of the registration window.

*Dates and class information TBA as the Fall 2020 schedule is evolving.



Where to Park

  • Park in the commuter lot on South Campus. Auditors who have permission from the instructor to audit a class are eligible to receive a commuter permit, which must be displayed when parking in the commuter lot. > Parking Permit Information
  • Pay to park in a metered lot or in the administration garage. > Hourly and Long-term Parking Rates 
  • Park using a Disabled Parking Permit issued through your town, county and state agency.



If you have any questions, please contact the School of Professional Development at  or  631-632-7022.