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, and not all programs offer a GNM option.
You apply for GNM status with your intended graduate program 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:
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.