Area residents 60+ may attend CU Denver on a non-credit non-tuition basis

Senior citizens may take any course listed in the Class Schedule, except classes as described below and as outlined in the Lifelong Learners packet​:

  • courses which require laboratory or special equipment use
  • computer lab courses
  • courses offered through Extended Studies
  • courses with additional fees
  • CU Online courses
  • CU Denver South Campus or Anschutz Medical Campus courses
  • intensive and/or module courses (i.e. Maymester, 6-week hybrid)

Acceptance in class will be determined by the instructor, based on space availability, and the previous level of education obtained by the senior citizen student. A limit of two (2) courses may be taken per semester.

To participate and sign up:

  • Review the current Lifelong Learners packet
  • Attend the chosen class(es) during the first week of the semester
  • Have the instructor(s) sign the participation acceptance form
  • Return the completed form to the Lynx Central, Student Commons Building, Suite 1107
  • A form of identification indicating age or birth date may be requested

Classroom participation expectations:

  • A senior citizen student is not required to take written or oral exams and/or submit written reports
  • A senior citizen is responsible for purchasing textbooks, supplies, or other materials (Note: Do not buy your text books until the participation form has been signed by the instructor)
  • Grades or other forms of evaluation will not be kept by CU Denver - there will be no official file or transcript recording

Senior citizen students are not eligible for services offered to enrolled students on the CU Denver campus or the Student Health Center. However, Community or Alumni services may be available if applicable.