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Non-Matriculated Student Information

Policy on Math Courses for Non-Matriculated Students

Taking math courses at the UW Seattle campus as a non-matriculated (NM) student may be difficult. Demand amongst matriculated students for math courses is extremely high and current UW students have priority in Math courses during the regular academic year. Although for some courses UW students can be overloaded, NM students can never be overloaded into closed courses. There must always be space.

Autumn, Winter and Spring Quarters

100-Level Courses

During the regular academic year significant priority in 100-level courses is given to matriculated students. This is due to the high demand for math courses to meet degree requirements.

CALCULUS - MATH 124/125/126: For Non-matriculated students interested in enrolling in MATH 124, 125 or 126 at UW, our online sections may have some space available over in-person sections.  If seats are available in online calculus, we may be able to sign your Registration approval form up to a week before the quarter begins. 

HONORS CALCULUS - MATH 134/135/136: The Accelerated [Honors] Calculus series is never open to non-matriculated students.

 300- and 400-Level Courses

It may be possible to register for other courses if:

  1. They are not listed as “never” in the grid regarding 300- and 400-level policies for Current UW students
  2. The course is still open the week before the quarter starts
  3. You meet the prerequisites for the course

If all three of the above are met, please email our office ( to see if the course is available for NM students in a given quarter.

ACCELERATED [HONORS] ADVANCED CALCULUS - MATH 334/335/336: The Accelerated [Honors] Advanced Calculus series is never open to non-matriculated students.

500-level courses

If you are planning to apply to the Graduate Program in Math at the UW-Seattle please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC) to see if you need to apply for Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) Student status. The GPC can be reached at

If you are not applying to our program you can sign up for graduate-level math coursework as a NM student. Please note, if you end up applying to our Graduate Program the coursework you complete as NM student will likely NOT count towards your degree.

Click here for the Regular Academic Year (AUT-SPR) Non-matriculated process.

Summer Quarters

There is more math course availability during summer quarter.  Non-matriculated summer-only students may begin registering for math courses beginning Monday, April 23, 2018.

Click here for the Summer-Only Non-matriculated process.

Coursework for Teaching Endorsements

Anyone seeking coursework for their endorsements should review the teaching endorsement page.  If you are attempting to apply for the UW Seattle MIT program you are especially encouraged to check in


Regular Academic Year (AUT-SPR) Non-matriculated Process:

1. Review all required steps as outlined on the Non-degree enrollment website.

2. Submit your unofficial transcript(s) to to have your prerequisite(s) verified by a Math advisor.

3. If prerequisites have been met and non-matriculated students are eligible to enroll in the course, obtain an instructor's signature on your Registration approval form.  Note: Instructor names appear in the time schedule approximately 2 weeks before the quarter begins.

4. During the first week of the quarter, visit the Office of Student Services, located in C-36 Padelford Hall, to obtain the required departmental signature. 

An instructor or departmental signature does not guarantee that you will be able to enroll in the course.  There MUST be space available for non-matriculated students to be added, and you must meet the prerequisite requirements. 

 Summer-Only Non-matriculated Process:

1. Email with the following:

  • Your full name
  • an unofficial copy of your transcript showing you have met the prerequisite(s)
  • the course number and section of the open class you would like to register for

After you receive approval that the course is available to non-matriculated students and you meet prerequisite(s), you may proceed to step 2.

2. Apply to summer quarter.

3. Once you have received your UW Student ID number, you must email again providing us with your number and the request to be added to the course.  Please reference that you've already had prerequisites approved.