Graduate Non-Matriculated Enrollment

Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) enrollment is beneficial if you think you may apply for admission to the M.Ed. program in the future, or, if you’re interested in professional development through specific classes and not currently looking to complete a Masters Degree Program.

GNM status allows qualified students to earn graduate credits in an area of interest. A total of 12 credits can apply toward a graduate degree but it is important to speak to an advisor to confirm how specific credits will satisfy future degree requirements.

Please know that GNM status is not available to international students on F-1 visas. Also, acceptance as a GNM student does not imply nor does it confer priority for later admission to the Graduate School for pursuit of a degree.

GNM Eligibility

Individuals who have received a bachelor’s degree but who are not current UW Bothell graduate students may apply. Admission to GNM status requires a bachelor’s degree; 3.0 GPA in the last 90 quarter (or 60 semester) credits; and approval by the School of Educational Studies.

Individuals with F-1 student visas are not eligible for GNM status.Admission Requirements

Limitations on GNM credits

There is no limit on GNM credits earned, but only 12 GNM credits (or combination of GNM and transfer credits) may be applied to a UW Bothell degree program.

Applying for GNM Status

  1. Visit the UW Grad School Application website and click on ‘Create a New Applicant Profile’ to begin your application process:
  • In “Step 1” of the Application, choose “Graduate Non-Matriculated.”
  • In “Step 2” of the Application, choose “Master of Education – Bothell – M.Ed.” as the program.
  • Complete the corresponding applicant profile form, and continue to the Graduate School Application.

Submit M.Ed. Program Application Materials

  • Upload your unofficial transcripts for each college/university you have attended.
  • Upload the M.Ed. application essay.
  • Request two letters of recommendation.

Visit the M.Ed. Admissions page for further details.