How do I take advantage of a university near me without enrolling?
February 4, 2012 12:05 PM Subscribe
I'm in my mid 30s, have a lot of spare time and happen to live next door to a university and I want some more structured education in my life, how do I do it? (details inside)
posted by empath to Education (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I dropped out of junior college over 10 years ago, but I've always been mostly an auto-didact, and in the past couple of years or so, I've been really getting into iTunes classes online -- especially higher level math and physics, and recently engineering topics like signal processing, but I'm getting to the point where I think I could take advantage of some more directed learning.
I don't won't to re-enroll in college and have 0 interest in a degree, but I do live about 5 minutes away from a large state university, and I wouldn't object to auditing classes, but I don't know how that works -- do they check for pre-requisites for that kind of thing? Do they charge full price? Is attendance mandatory? Are you expected to take exams and do homework?
Besides auditing, what are some other ways I could take advantage of a university nearby?