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Graduate Nonmatriculated Status

Graduate nonmatriculated (GNM) status allows post-bachelor’s degree students to take graduate courses at the University of Washington and to apply up to 12 credits toward degree requirements should they later be accepted into a UW graduate program. GNM status does not guarantee future admission to the UW.

Applying for GNM Status

Students apply for GNM status through the UW Graduate School.

Application steps differ depending on whether you’re planning to take a certificate program or a single course through UW Professional & Continuing Education.

Prospective certificate program students should follow these steps:

  1. Apply for the certificate program.
  2. Once you’ve been accepted, apply online for GNM status. The GNM application requires a $75 application fee.
  3. After your GNM status is approved, follow the registration instructions for your certificate program.

Students interested in taking a single course as a GNM student should follow instructions on the Non-Degree Enrollment site.

Learn more about GNM requirements and procedures on the Graduate School’s graduate nonmatriculated students page.