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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.

Courses that are never open to Non-Matriculated students:

  • Math 134/5/6
  • Math 334/5/6
  • Math 328
  • Math 394/5/6
  • Math 407/8/9
  • Math 461/2
  • Math 464/5

100-Level Courses

Autumn, Winter and Spring Quarters

During the regular academic year significant priority in 100-level courses is given to matriculated students. This is due to the high demand for introductory math courses, and the availability at other institutions. Just because an instructor has signed your form does not guarantee you will be able to add the course. There MUST be space available for non-matriculated (NM) students to be added and you must meet the prerequisites.

Math 111/112, Math 120 and in-person sections of Math 124/125/126

As soon as instructor names are posted (typically one week before classes start) you may contact the instructor to see if they are willing to let you add the class. If they agree or if you do not hear back, please attend class the first week to obtain their signature on your NM form.

Starting the second week of the quarter (the 6th day of classes) please come to our office for the second signature. You will need to bring your form and your proof of prerequisites. If you would like to have your prerequisites checked before the second week you can do so via email advising@math.washington.edu.

Online Calculus

Instructions for online calculus are the same except with the change that we may be able to sign NM forms earlier. We may sign NM forms for the online Calculus starting the first day of classes at the earliest. Registration is not necessarily on a space-available basis but on predicted space-availability. An example might be, if there are 20 seats or more in the online Calculus you would like to take, we can likely sign your form the first day of classes. If there are only 2-3 spaces then you will need to wait until the second week of the quarter (the 6th day).

Summer Quarters

Summer-only students may register for 100-level math courses as soon as they open. Please email our office with your name, student ID number, which open section of a math course you’d like to add and proof of prerequisites to get registered.

 

300- and 400-Level Courses

Please review section regarding 300- and 400-level registration policies for Current UW students (non-Math, non-ACMS majors) for general information about what courses are available for non-Major students. Although current UW students generally have higher priority, this will give you an idea if a course is available at all for non-majors.

Math 307/308/309 and 324

As soon as instructor names are posted (typically one week before classes start) you may contact the instructor to see if they are willing to let you add the class. If they agree or if you do not hear back, please attend class the first week to obtain their signature on your NM form.

After the instructor has signed please come to the advising office for the second signature. You will need to bring your form along with proof of prerequisites. If you would like to have your prerequisites checked before the second week you can do so via email (advising@math.washington.edu).

All Other 300- and 400-Level Courses

It may be possible to register for other courses if:

  1. They 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 (advising@math.washington.edu) to see if the course is available for NM students in a given quarter.

NM Students Seeking Coursework for Teaching Endorsements

Anyone seeking coursework for their endorsements should contact our office (advising@math.washington.edu). If you are attempting to apply for the UW Seattle MIT program you are especially encouraged to check in!

 

500-level courses

If you are planning to apply to the Graduate Program in Math at the UWS 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 mathgpc@uw.edu.

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.

NM Process:

  1. Submit transcripts to Math advising (advising@math.washington.edu)
  2. If prerequisites are approved, please contact the instructor for their approval and signature
  3. Send form to Math Advising for final signature

 

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