Non-Degree Enrollment Information

Non-Degree Enrollment at the University of Washington (Seattle) allows anyone to register for a UW course and earn course credits without formal admission to the UW. However, since preference is given to matriculated students (students formally admitted to the university), Non-Degree Enrollment is on a standby, space-available basis and at the discretion of the specific department. There are three types of non-degree enrollment available at the University of Washington:

  1. Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM)
  2. Visiting Graduate Student
  3. Non-Matriculated (NM)

Non-Degree Enrollment in Speech & Hearing Sciences

The Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences does not grant Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) status or allow GNM course registration for any of its 4 graduate programs. The two non-degree enrollment programs available in the department are:

  1. Visiting Graduate Student - Visiting graduate status allows students who are actively pursuing a graduate degree at another college or university to take graduate courses at the UW and transfer a limited number of credits back to their home institution. (Acceptance as a visiting graduate student does not confer priority for later admission to a graduate program at the UW.) The length of enrollment is determined by the number of quarters approved by the home institution and the UW graduate program that admits the visiting graduate applicant. Students may hold visiting graduate status in only one graduate program at a time and may not hold any other student status while enrolled as a visiting graduate student. More information is located on the “Visiting Graduate Students” section of the UW Graduate School website.

    • The Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences grants Visiting Graduate Student status for our 4 graduate programs (Ph.D., Au.D., M.S.-SLP, M.S.-MedSLP)
       
    • Applications are due as follows:
      • Master of Science Programs: February 1st
      • Doctor of Audiology Program: February 1st
      • Doctor of Philosophy Program: February 15th
         
    • Admissions is granted on a case-by-case basis. Visiting students only have access to certain courses and are unable to register for any graduate level clinical courses/practica.

    • Visiting graduate students must apply by the same deadline (February 1) as all other graduate students for a given academic year. Late applications will not be considered.
       
    • Application procedures:
    • If accepted by the Department and Graduate School, Visiting Students register for approved classes online through MyUW.
       
    • Questions should be directed to our Graduate Program Advisors at shgradv@uw.edu or 206-685-7402.

  2. Non-matriculated (NM) – Non-matriculated (NM) status is an undergraduate status and students in this status do not earn graduate credit, even if the courses they take are at the graduate level. Credits earned in this status can apply to an undergraduate degree if the student later becomes matriculated or may be used in preparation for graduate school. The credits can never be counted as graduate credit even if the student later becomes a graduate student. You do not need to apply for Non-matriculated (NM) status. Registration occurs through UW Professional & Continuing Education (UW PCE) and there are separate instructions for registration during Summer quarter. More information is located on the Non-matriculated Students section of the UW PCE website.
      
    • The Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences allows Non-Matriculated (NM) course registration for both undergraduate and graduate level courses.
          
    • Approval for NM course registration is on a case-by-case basis and students may only have access to certain courses. Students are unable to register for any graduate level clinical courses or clinical practica as a NM student.
          
    • Registration procedures:
          
      1. Undergraduate courses – we offer both state (undergrad major) and fee-based (Postbaccaluareate) courses at the undergraduate level. There are different forms and procedures depending on the type of course. Forms and questions should be directed to our Undergraduate Advisor at shugadv@uw.edu or 206-685-7403.

      2. Graduate courses – we offer both state and fee-based courses at the graduate level. However, NM students are only able to take state courses and they cannot register for clinical courses/practica. Forms and questions should be directed to our Graduate Program Advisors at shgradv@uw.edu or 206-685-7402.

        • Review the online SPHSC course catalog to identify the graduate course(s) you wish to take, noting any prerequisites.
           
        • Submit an application to the UW Department of Speech of Hearing Sciences that includes:

          • Statement of interest describing why you wish to take the course(s) and how it will further your academic or career goals
          • 2 letters of recommendation
          • Current transcript of graduate and undergraduate coursework (unofficial is acceptable)    

        • If approved by the SPHSC department: