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FAQ's: Lifelong Learning - Metro Meritus

What is Metro Meritus?

Through Metro Meritus, anyone who is at least 60 years old may audit courses at MSU Denver at no cost to them on a noncredit, space available basis.

Are all classes available to Metro Meritus students?

While the large majority of MSU Denver classes are available to Metro Meritus students on a space available basis, some classes with specific studio or technical requirements may not be. Contact the Center for Individualized Learning at 303-615-0525 for a list of course types that are not supported by the program.

Do I need to apply for admission or register for classes on the web or by phone to participate?

No. You only apply for admission IF you want to take the course for credit and pay regular tuition and fees. Metro Meritus participants do not formally register for the courses they wish to audit nor do they need to apply to be admitted to the University.

Will I receive credit as a Metro Meritus student?

No, this is a noncredit program. If you wish to earn credit, then you should apply through the regular admissions process.

Do I have to do the homework or take the tests?

No, you do not. This is only for your personal enjoyment and satisfaction.

What is the cost?

This is a service offered at no charge.

I want to participate. What do I do?

Contact the Center for Individualized Learning (AD 360, 303-615-0525) and request a registration form. You may also download the form from this website at Lifelong Learning-Metro Meritus.

On the first day of class you should attend the course and ask the instructor if you may audit the course through the Metro Meritus program. If the course is available, the instructor will sign the registration form. Return the signed form to our office in the Administration building at 1201 5th Street, Suite 360. You can also fax your registration to 720-778-5702.  Please note that the sooner you submit your form, the sooner you will have access to the BlackBoard Learn system. For further information, call 303-615-0525 and/or see Lifelong Learning-Metro Meritus.


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