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Graduate non-matriculated

By enrolling as a non-degree seeking student, classes may be taken on a course-by-course basis without being in a degree program or admitted to UW.

Graduate Nonmatriculated student (GNM) may apply a maximum of 12 graduate level credits toward degree requirements should they be accepted into the graduate program at a later date. It is important to note that acceptance as a GNM student does not imply admission to a graduate degree program.  GNM status is not available to persons holding an F-1, F2 or Visitors visas or expecting an F-1 student visa. 

How to apply

The Graduate School online application requires a $75 (USD) nonrefundable application fee. The fee is paid online using MasterCard or Visa credit or debit cards.

After admittance

If you are admitted for GNM on-campus study, download and complete the following forms at UW Non-Degree Registration Services.

  • GNM Student Registration Approval Form
  • GNM Student Registration Form

Obtain instructor’s approval on the GNM Student Registration Approval Form on the first day of class. Then bring this form to the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Advising Office, 201 More Hall, for departmental approval.  Registration as a GNM student is on a space-available basis.

If you have further questions about GNM status, please contact the CEE Graduate Advising Office at