Registration Steps for
Graduate Nonmatriculated (GNM) Students
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STEP ONE: APPLY FOR GNM STATUS

In order to register as a Graduate Nonmatriculated (GNM) student, you will need to apply for GNM status.

Applicants to the GNM status must contact the academic department directly for application information. (Not all departments choose to offer GNM status.) Departments will provide instructions and departmental requirements to appropriate candidates. Once this is completed, students may apply at https://www.grad.uw.edu/applForAdmiss/.

Note: GNM status is not available to persons holding an F-1, F2, or Visitors visa, or to those expecting the Office of Graduate Admissions to issue the I-20 student visa application for F-1-status entry into the U.S.

Learn more about applying for GNM status »

View a list of department contact information »

 
STEP TWO: PRINT FORMS

Download and print the Registration Approval Form and the Registration Form. (The forms are PDF files; downloading them requires Adobe Reader):

  • GNM Student Registration Approval Form
  • GNM Student Registration Form

  • Please note: The registration form is dynamic. You may simply type in your information, including your courses, and your fees will automatically be calculated; then just print out the completed form. If you prefer to fill out the form by hand, you may download and print it without entering any data.

These forms are also available at UW Non-Degree Registration Services (4311 - 11th Ave. NE, Suite 100, Seattle, WA, or call 206-897-8939. See map.)

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STEP THREE: FIND YOUR CLASS
Find your class on the online UW Time Schedule. (If you have difficulty finding your class on the Time Schedule, go to an alphabetical listing of subject areas.) Once you've found your course on the Time Schedule, make a note of:
  • department abbreviation
  • course number
  • course name
  • SLN
  • course section
  • number of credits
 
STEP FOUR: FILL OUT FORMS AND CALCULATE FEES

Complete the Registration Approval Form and Registration Form (the forms you downloaded in Step Two) using the course information you noted in Step Three.

To calculate fees, go to the fees page.

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STEP FIVE: GET SIGNATURES

To enroll in a UW class as a non-degree student, you must obtain approval signatures on your Registration Approval form. View the department contact list and call or email the appropriate department (not the professor listed on the time schedule) to determine that department's signature procedure.

Optional documents that may be helpful in completing this step:

 
STEP SIX: SUBMIT FORMS AND PAYMENT
Return the completed Registration Form, signed Registration Approval Form and all tuition and applicable fees* to:

Non-Degree Enrollment Registration Services
PO Box 45010
Seattle, WA 98145-0010
FAX: 206-685-9359

For express mail or courier delivery, or delivery in person:
Non-Degree Enrollment Registration Services (See map and hours)
4311 - 11th Ave. NE, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98105-4608

* Payment of tuition and fees is required at the time of registration. Fees cannot be billed, except to third-party payers within the United States who include a purchase order or letter of authorization to bill with the registration form. Payment by VISA or MasterCard is accepted with no additional fee. There is a $25 service charge for returned checks.

What happens now?
Read what happens after you complete these steps. »
After you've submitted your registration forms and payment, we will contact you once you are officially enrolled in your course.

Read more about the next part of the Non-Degree Enrollment process »