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 from matriculated students for math courses is extremely high. Current UW students have priority in Math courses during the regular academic year. NM students will never be overloaded into closed courses.
Autumn, Winter and Spring Quarters
During the regular academic year priority is given to matriculated students for 100-level courses . 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, the online sections are the most likely to have space. 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. For in-person sections you will need to wait until the first week of class.
HONORS CALCULUS - MATH 134/135/136: The Accelerated [Honors] Calculus series is never open to non-matriculated students.
300- and 400-Level Courses
You may register for these courses if:
- You meet the prerequisites for the course.
- For 300-level courses if they are not listed as “never” in the grid regarding 300-level courses
- For 400-level courses, see the UW Time Schedule for major restrictions. If a course is restricted to Majors only, NM students will not be able to register.
ACCELERATED [HONORS] ADVANCED CALCULUS - MATH 334/335/336: The Accelerated [Honors] Advanced Calculus series is never open to non-matriculated students.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
There is more math course availability during summer quarter. Non-matriculated summer-only students may begin registering usually in April, check back to see the date that NMs may register for Summer 2020, EXCEPT WHERE OTHERWISE NOTED IN THE TIME SCHEDULE.
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
1. Review all required steps as outlined on the Non-degree enrollment website.
2. Submit your unofficial transcript(s) to email@example.com 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, in lieu of signatures, email the instructor for approval and Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask the instructor to "REPLY ALL." Note: Instructor names appear in the time schedule approximately 2 weeks before the quarter begins.
4. The Mathematics Student Services Office will reply to the instructor's email; approving enrollment in the course. Return the Registration Approval Form with e-mailed registration approvals from the instructor and the department, and all tuition and fees to Non-Degree Registration Services.
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.
1. Email email@example.com 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.
3. Once you have received your UW Student ID number, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org again providing us with your number and the request to be added to the course. Please reference that you've already had prerequisites approved.
Approved prerequisites 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.