Go-to-College Program

Lifelong learners (age 40-plus) are encouraged to continue their education by taking regular undergraduate classes along with younger students. Participants are welcome to enroll as auditors in a wide variety of courses, on a space-available basis. A list of eligible courses will be printed and available for viewing during the registration dates and a pdf list will be published here two days before registration opens‌. You may also preview this information online at this link. (Be sure to select Spring 2018 from the semester drop-down box.)  Please note that there are limits to auditors in several departments and not all of the courses shown in the online system are auditable through this program. Please call or e-mail the Center with specific course availability questions to avoid disappointment on registration day Please note that we are not able to place auditors in graduate level classes.

Registration Fee: $100 per course. Limit of two (2) courses per student.

Auditors through this program take the classes free of tuition charge, but pay the registration fee, plus pay for books, laboratory, physical education, music, photocopying, or other fees. Students may participate in class discussions, without writing papers or taking exams. No college credit is earned, and courses taken do not count toward completion of degree or certificate programs.  You can preview the required textbooks for courses on the bookstore website (http://tommiebooks.stthomas.edu/tommiebooks1/SelectTermDept.aspx)

Spring Semester class dates: January 29-May 11, 2018

In-person registration is required for this program and the registration fee must be paid by check or cash at the time of registration.

Registration for Spring Semester will take place on this date:

Wednesday January 17, 2018 9:00-11:30 a.m. & 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Late registration available by appointment, only:

  • Tuesday, January 23 - call the Center for an appointment time (651-962-5188) or send an e-mail request (selimcenter@stthomas.edu)
  • Monday, January 29 - call the Center for an appointment time (651-962-5188) or send an e-mail request (selimcenter@stthomas.edu)

All registration will take place at the Center's office in Loras Hall, Room 309 (Building 68 on the campus map).

For more information or directions to the registration location, please call 651-962-5188.

View the St. Thomas campus map by clicking on this link.


Course Offerings - to browse current and upcoming course offerings. Be sure to select the correct semester and view Undergraduate Subject Areas. You are encouraged to come in with at least 2-3 choices in the event your first request is unavailable. Please note that the number of auditors through the Center is limited in many departments. Please also note that lab sections in all departments, as well as all music performance and lesson sections are not eligible for this program. If you have questions about course availability through this program, please call the Center at 651-962-5188 or send an e-mail (selimcenter@stthomas.edu).  Please also check out these "tips" for finding classes:  Go to College Tips

Note: Students participating in this program must adhere to the policies of the University regarding code of conduct and use of University resources. This document can be view by clicking on this link.

In addition, students participating in this program must attend the first day of classes and may only attend courses for which they are registered through the Center. Registration will only take place during the posted days and hours. No registrations for this program will be accepted after 11:45 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018.

Questions about the program should be addressed to the Center at 651-962-5188.