Free classes offer adventure for seniors

Bored? Missing the thrill of challenge and adventure in your life? They say wisdom comes with age, so why not put it to good use and try something different? 

Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University and other area institutions offer free classes to seniors.

Project 60 is CSU’s program. If you are 60 or over, you can audit most any class, providing it is not filled. The Fall Course Enrollment Day is Friday, August 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Phone 216-687-9379 or check the link below for details.

Alumni/Senior Audit is the CWRU program. Again, you may audit any available college class as long as there is space. The rules at CWRU are a bit different. University alumni of any age, and any Greater Cleveland resident age 65 and older may audit undergraduate or graduate courses.  Registration deadline is Tuesday, August 18 for fall semester classes. Phone 216-368-4413 or check the link below for details. 

CWRU’s College of Arts and Sciences opens the majority of its courses to auditors, as does CSU — through special permission may be required in some cases. Students are responsible for purchasing textbooks, lab and other fees as applicable. You can choose day or evening classes, campus location, the professor, and in almost all cases, you do not need to complete prerequisite requirements.

University Heights and Cleveland Heights senior residents have free access to these excellent universities. Who knows, maybe one of your life long dreams may be awaiting you. Rocket science anyone?


Anita Kazarian is a resident of University Heights and is a candidate for UH city council this fall.

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Volume 2, Issue 7, Posted 9:41 PM, 06.13.2009