Graduate Non-Matriculated Status


Graduate non-matriculated (GNM) status allows post baccalaureate students who are not presently seeking a graduate degree at the University of Washington to take UW graduate courses and apply the credits toward degree requirements should they later be accepted into a graduate program at the UW (Acceptance as a GNM student does not confer priority for later admission to a graduate program at the UW). GNM students may take any number of credits, however a maximum of 12 graduate-level credits may be applied toward degree requirements. Students may hold GNM status in only one graduate program at a time and may not hold any other student status while enrolled as a GNM student. Not all graduate programs admit students into Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) status. Occasionally the anthropology faculty will consider an application for GNM status. Such applications are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Please visit Graduate Non-Matriculated Students for more information about this program. 


Complete a Graduate Admissions GNM application and submit via the following web-site:

As part of this application you will be asked to submit:

  • Statement of Purpose (one to two pages explaining how GNM status is helpful to you and the courses you intend to pursue)
  • Resume/Vita
  • Unofficial transcripts


The Graduate Program Assistant and other appropriate members of the faculty will review your file and consider you for admission to GNM status. Apply at least one month prior to the start of the quarter you are seeking admission to GNM status . You will be notified via e-mail regarding the outcome of your application.