Graduate Non-Matriculated Status

There are two different ways to take courses at the University of Washington without enrolling in a degree-seeking program if you have a Bachelor’s degree. The first is through UW Admissions as a post-baccalaureate or non-matriculated student. The second is through Graduate Admissions as a graduate non-matriculated (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.


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 Coordinator and other appropriate members of the faculty will review your file and consider you for admission to GNM status. You will be notified via e-mail regarding the outcome of your application.