Other Student Types

Coming back to school?

Are you ready to continue your life-long learning and wish to explore degree options, personal enrichment and professional development? This webpage contains information for the following types of students:

Returning students

UW Bothell undergraduate students who have not completed courses at UW Bothell for two consecutive quarters (excluding summer quarter) OR a UW Bothell student who has withdrawn from a quarter and does not enroll in the following quarter is considered a returning student.

Instructions for returning students

Reference the Office of the Registrar’s webpage for full details on the returning student process.

How to apply

  1. Complete the Returning Student Request Form through the Office of the Registrar
  2. Submit updated transcripts (if applicable)

Submission deadlines

Returning student requests are accepted up to a week before the start of the requested quarter.

Post-Baccalaureate students

Post-baccalaureate status is for students who have received a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and are pursuing an additional undergraduate degree. Post-baccalaureate students must apply directly to a major with all program prerequisites and requirements completed. Post-baccalaureate students cannot be considered for undeclared/pre-major admission.

Instructions and restrictions for post-baccalaureate students

  • For detailed information about major prerequisites, please visit the major webpage or schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor.
  • Post-Baccalaureate students are not eligible to earn a second bachelor’s degree in the same field of study as their earned bachelor’s degree(s).
  • The Core Subject Requirements (Intermediate Algebra and World Languages) are not required for post-baccalaureate applicants.

How to apply

  1. Complete the CollegeNet Post-baccalaureate Student Application
  2. Submit updated transcripts (if applicable)

Application dates and deadlines

As a potential post-baccalaureate student, you must know your desired major and desired start date before beginning your application. Note that not all majors accept new students each quarter. See the application deadlines page for more information on the open and close dates for applying each quarter based on your desired major.

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 are not seeking a degree, then you want Non-Matriculated status.

For more detailed questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar at uwbreg@uw.edu.

Instructions and restrictions for non-matriculated students

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.

Credit conditions and 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 advisor 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.
  • All non-matriculated applicants for whom English is not their native language must provide proof of English language proficiency.

Application requirements

Students wishing to take classes as a non-matriculated student should complete the CollegeNet Non-matriculated Student Application.

Application dates and deadlines

Non-matriculated students may apply quarterly. See the application deadlines page for more information on the open and close dates for applying each quarter.

Elementary or Secondary Education
Teacher Certification

Earn an Elementary (K-5) or Secondary (6-12) Teacher Certification in as little as one year. We prepare teachers who are thoughtful about their own learning, as well as the learning of their students. Our commitment to the knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning is evident in our program mission statement and conceptual framework.

How to apply

To learn more about the programs and how to apply, please visit the School of Educational Studies page.

Application dates and deadlines

The application for the Elementary (K-5) Teacher Certification opens on September 1 of each year and is due by November 1. Secondary & Middle Level Teacher Certification admissions on pause for two years (2022-2023 and 2023-2024). See the application dates and deadlines webpage for more information.