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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 in Registration Period 3 (first day of the quarter) for Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters. In Summer quarter, non-matriculated students can register in Registration Period 1. If you are interested in attending in a non-matriculated status, check class schedules and contact professors/advisors 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 uwbinfo@uw.edu.