Graduate Non-matriculated (GNM) and Non-matriculated (NM) Status
Both Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) and Non-matriculated (NM) status allow students to enroll in graduate courses without first being admitted to a degree program.
In the Department of Health Services:
- Programs grant GNM status and allow GNM/NM course registration on a case-by-case basis. Not all courses are eligible.
- Acceptance as a GNM/NM student does not guarantee priority for later acceptance into a degree program.
- Contact the program office directly for information about registration.
Differences Between GNM and NM:
- Credits earned as GNM may be transferable if a student is later admitted into a graduate degree program.
- Credits earned as NM are generally not transferable to a graduate degree program.
- GNM application requires that official transcripts be submitted for previous degrees.
- NM is not a formal status and has no application. Just follow the approval and registration process.
Applying for GNM Status:
Students should speak with a program coordinator to assess their particular course interests and the likelihood of admission before proceeding.
- Create a profile in the UW Graduate School online application
- Select "Graduate Non-matriculated" as the application type
- Select a program. Then, follow the application instructions as they appear
Select the most appropriate program for the courses you'd like to take:
- Health Services - General MPH Programs and GNM:
(For in-residence courses with the HSERV prefix)
- Health Services Administration - In Residence (Day) Program (MHA)
(For in-residence courses with the HSMGMT prefix)
- Health Services Administration - Executive Program (MHA)
(For executive courses with the HSMGMT prefix)
- Health Services - Executive MPH Degree Program
(For distance/partial-distance courses offered by the eMPH Program)