Community Members

Willams College

  • Local residents can audit courses free of charge, under the following conditions:

    • available space in the course
    • approval of the instructor
    • no academic record will be produced
    • no method for verifying participation to outside agencies will be available

    The online catalog will provide detailed information about the various courses.

    To begin the process, contact the instructor and work out the details of your participation; whether or not you should engage in class discussions, take tests, etc.

    If you receive permission to audit, the instructor will need to submit the Williams Affiliation Request form to allow you access to the class.

  • Qualified students attending Mt. Greylock Regional High School, Buxton School, Berkshire Art and Technology Charter School (BART), and children of faculty or staff who attend other area schools may be permitted to take a Williams class on a case by case basis, pending review and approval of Admission, space availability, and permission of instructor/department.

    Qualified students from schools in contiguous communities in Berkshire County, Massachusetts or Bennington, Vermont may be permitted to take a class under the same guidelines and are responsible for any fees associated with the course.

    • Non-degree students may take one course per term during the senior year based on qualification and availability.
    • Non-degree students who are children of faculty or staff may take no more than 8 courses in total as a non-degree student.
    • Non-degree students are responsible for any applicable costs/fees associated with the course, see Student Accounts Office for more information.

    Process: Students must complete Request Form.  The student's guidance counselor will automatically receive a request for further information which will be vetted by Admission and Registrar.

Berkshire Community College

Another option to consider, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at BCC can provide learning opportunities for Berkshire residents that are 50+ years old.