The Department offers two opportunities for prospective students to take classes in urban planning; either through enrollment as a Graduate Non-Matriculated student or as a Visiting Graduate Student.
Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) Status
The primary goal of Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) enrollment is to enable qualified students to take graduate level courses in order to explore the professional field of Urban Design and Planning. Applicants who meet graduate admissions standards may be enrolled as GNM students and may apply up to a maximum of 12 credits earned while so enrolled toward graduate degree requirements if later accepted into the Master of Urban Planning degree program.
For information on how to apply as a Graduate Non-Matriculated student, please visit Non-Degree Enrollment in our Master of Urban Planning Admission page.
Visiting Graduate Student Status
A student who wishes to enroll in the Graduate School at the University of Washington, and who intends to return to the graduate school in which he/she is carrying forward a program of study for an advanced degree, may be admitted as a Visiting Graduate Student.
Admission as a Visiting Graduate Student is contingent on available space and facilities. For information on how to apply, please visit Non-Degree Enrollment in our Master of Urban Planning Admission page.