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.
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:
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.