These students are formally admitted to UW degree programs. They must fulfill all the university requirements for graduation as outlined in the General Catalog.
These are students who, for any number of reasons, are not admitted into a UW degree program but wish to complete credit courses. They may take credit courses to meet licensing requirements, to develop an educational background leading to matriculation and a degree, to change careers or for personal enrichment. Credit accrued as a nonmatriculated student does not guarantee admission to the university, but may count toward graduation and fulfill requirements if the student is later admitted to an undergraduate degree program. Credit taken as a nonmatriculated student may not be applied toward requirements for a graduate degree (see graduate nonmatriculated students below). Some students may elect to audit a class (see Student Grading Options – #3 Audit). For academic advising, please call 206-543-6160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Nonmatriculated students have access to the UW libraries and computer centers. However, they are not eligible to receive other campus services such as financial aid or access to the IMA, etc.
Graduate nonmatriculated (GNM) students
Graduate nonmatriculated (GNM) defines a student status at the university designed to provide access to graduate courses for qualified post-baccalaureate individuals. GNM students are not currently seeking a graduate degree but may later apply a maximum of 12 credits toward such a degree. Students must meet minimum graduate school admission standards as described in the university's General Catalog. An undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 or equivalent qualification is expected. Individual departments and colleges may have requirements greater than the minimum requirements of the graduate school. Students should contact the academic unit for an application. The deadlines for the submission of all GNM application materials to the GNM office are Sept. 1 for autumn quarter, Dec. 1 for winter quarter, March 1 for spring quarter and May 15 for summer quarter. For additional information, call UW Professional & Continuing Education Registration Services at 206-897-8939, or the GNM Office at 206-543-7097.