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Audit Classes at NMJC Offered through January 30

1/21/2009 5:28:12 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. Students who would like to take college courses for fun, without worrying about exams or mandatory attendance, will be glad to learn that New Mexico Junior College is offering a remedy this spring through audit classes.

In auditing a class, a student enjoys all the benefits of a classroom or online experience without the hassle of test taking or concerns over attendance. In fact, the main difference is that no grade - and therefore no credit - is given for the course.

According to Dr. Michele Clingman, Dean of Enrollment Management at NMJC, many people would like to take courses on a particular subject, but they're put off by the thought of keeping up with homework, taking tests, or maintaining regular attendance. "Auditing a class is a great way to enjoy learning without pressure of any kind," said Clingman. "People can learn more about a topic or program they're interested in, but there's no pressure to perform. People just need to keep in mind that when they audit a class, they don't receive credit for it, so it doesn't count toward a degree."

For some students, NMJC offers money-saving incentives. "Students who are 55 and over are able to take classes without having to pay institutional fees," said Clingman, "although they still have to pay tuition. But with NMJC's low tuition, auditing is really a great way to take interesting classes for fun and personal enrichment."

Students can sign up to audit classes through Friday, January 30, and can choose from almost any class that is being offered this spring. Tuition costs for audited classes are the same as for credit courses.

To register to audit a class at NMJC or for a list of spring classes, please visit nmjc.edu, come by the campus at 5317 Lovington Highway in Hobbs, or call the Counseling Office at 575.492.2577.

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