Master of Nursing

GNM Enrollment

How to Take Classes Before You Apply

Are you interested in attending graduate classes before completing the process for Autumn admissions to the degree program? Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) enrollment is beneficial if you are interested in professional development through specific classes or are beginning to work toward pursuing a graduate degree, but are ready to begin in winter, spring or summer quarters.

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.

Ready to find out more? Contact our staff at about space-available admission in winter, spring, or summer GNM status. Start the conversation at least one month before you wish to start a class in order to meet all admission and registration requirements.

Applying for GNM Status

Information submitted by the applicant will be evaluated by UW Bothell Nursing on the following criteria:

  • Graduation from an approved baccalaureate program with a grade point average of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter (60 semester) credits;
  • Written goal statement referencing a plan for graduate study;
  • Current Washington State RN license for courses involving clinical experience;
  • Criminal History/Background Check clearance (paperwork needed to run check included with GNM application form). A check will also be run to see if your name appears on a list published in the Federal Register of persons excluded from participation in federally-funded healthcare programs;
  • Permission of GNM coordinator; and
  • Availability of space in selected course.

Petitions will be considered for applicants not meeting the above criteria and should include information to support the capability for graduate study, such as recent graded coursework, GRE scores, resume, and letters of reference.

Application Steps

1. Complete the UW Graduate School application noting that you are applying to Nursing at the Bothell Campus, GNM status, and for the given quarter. (The Graduate School no longer accepts applications offline. You must complete the online application and submit a fee of $75.)

2. Upload copies of college transcripts to the application site. The Graduate School will later require an official transcript for formal matriculated admission to be mailed to their address:

University of Washington Graduate Enrollment Management Svcs
G-1, Communications Building
Box 353770
Seattle, WA  98195

3. Goal Statement. Include information about the courses you are interested in taking and how long you plan to continue in this status. Please note that the GNM goal statement is different from the one submitted with the Master of Nursing program application.

4. GNM application, goal statement, transcript copies and fee are collected online. Upon admission, one copy of an official transcript mailed directly to

GNM Nursing Admissions
University of Washington Bothell
18115 Campus Way NE, Box 358532
Bothell, WA 98011 - 8246

Notification, Registration and Requirements

Applicants will be notified of the admissions decision by the UW Bothell Nursing Department. In order to continue in a GNM status, students must maintain the standard minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Failure to do so for two consecutive quarters will result in an automatic transfer to a non-matriculated status. To regain GNM status you will have to apply again.

Since registration is done on a space available basis all Bothell Nursing GNM students will work with the Graduate program advisor to register for class. Registration will take place during the third registration period.

Using GNM credits towards your degree:

A maximum of 12 GNM credits may be applied to satisfy degree requirements.  Use of GNM credits requires faculty approval.