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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 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

100-Level Courses

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:

  1. You meet the prerequisites for the course.
  2. For 300-level courses if they are not listed as “never” in the grid regarding 300-level courses
  3. 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.

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 usually in April, check back to see the date that NMs may register for Summer 2020, EXCEPT WHERE OTHERWISE NOTED IN THE TIME SCHEDULE.

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 approved for placement by the Math Advising Office, contact the instructor for approval (see process below).

  • Instructor names appear in the time schedule approximately 2 weeks before the quarter begins.
  • In lieu of signatures on the registration form, Continuum College will accept approval emails from the instructors and departments. 

Instructor Approval Process:  As early as two weeks before the start of the quarter, forward the email from the Math Advising Office to the instructor, stating you're approved for placement into your requested math class.  Please make sure you include the following in your email to the instructor:

a) your full name
b) student number
c) indicate the registration quarter and year (i.e. AUT/WIN/SPR/SUM 20XX)
d) include course prefix, course number, section(s) and 5-digit SLN (i.e. MATH 126 A/AB; SLN 12345/12346)

4. Once you have both approval emails from the instructor and the department, return the Registration Approval Form with emailed 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. 

 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.

Approved prerequisites do not guarantee that you will be able to enroll in the course.  There MUST be space available for non-matriculated students to be added.