Non-Matriculated Students

Non-Matriculated Students

Non-Matriculated status allows you to enroll in courses at the University of Washington Bothell without being formally admitted as a regular student. If you want to take classes at the University of Washington Bothell, but you are not seeking a degree, then you want Non-Matriculated status.

For more detailed questions, click here for the Non-Matriculated student FAQ page. You may also schedule an appointment with an admissions advisor online.

Non-Matriculated students register for classes on the first day of the quarter (Registration Period 3). Specific classes may not be offered every quarter and can fill before Registration Period 3. If you are interested in attending in a non-matriculated status, check class schedules and contact professors/departments before submitting an online application.

International students are not eligible for non-matriculated status.


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Conditions & Limitations

Although a student enrolled at the University of Washington Bothell in a non-matriculated status cannot earn a degree, a grade is earned and full credit is awarded and recorded on a UW transcript. The credits earned as a non-matriculated student usually transfer to other institutions. If a student is later accepted into a matriculated status at the Bothell campus, courses earned as a non-matriculated student may be applied to undergraduate degree requirements, with some restrictions.

Students admitted as non-matriculated may be limited in the number of credits they will be allowed to accrue in this status. The number may vary by program. Students considering switching to matriculated (degree-seeking) status are encouraged to do so as soon as possible to ensure that they don’t lose credits. The number of non-matriculated credits that may be applied toward program requirements varies by program. Please check with a program adviser to determine the number of allowable non-matriculated credits. Students must also meet the residency requirement which states that 45 of the last 60 credits of a baccalaureate degree must be earned as a matriculated student in residence at the Bothell Campus. Lastly, all non-matriculated applicants for whom English is not their native language must provide proof of English language proficiency.

For more specific questions and inquiries contact an Admission Advisor by calling 425-352-5000 or by email at