Alumni / alumnae colleges - American EducationA program of lectures or courses for the alumni / alumnae of a particular college or university. Usually offered by private colleges and universities as an extension of their alumni affairs programs, “alumni college” programs vary widely. Some are simply a series of lectures by a single professor over three days or a week. Others offer alumni opportunities either to audit or enroll in regular courses at college or graduate school, during the academic year. Costs of participation are usually low, because the courses are seldom offered for credit. Enrollment in forcredit courses is limited to those students who have gone through the regular college admissions process and are paying full costs of instruction.