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Graduate Non-Matriculated Enrollment

Under certain conditions, we may offer enrollment in Construction Management graduate courses to Graduate Non-Matriculated students (GNM). The purpose of GNM enrollment is to allow qualified students to earn limited graduate credit in a particular area of need. 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 in Science and Construction Management (MSCM) degree program. Individuals interested in applying credits earned while enrolled as a GNM student in the MSCM or another graduate program must contact the respective program(s) to find out if and how those credits may be transferrable.

It is important to note that acceptance as a GNM student does not guarantee admission to a graduate degree program.

For more information about GNM status at the University of Washington, please visit the Graduate School’s Graduate Non-Matriculated Students page.

How to Apply

We welcome your application as a Graduate Non-Matriculated student. The GNM program’s primary goal is to enable students to take graduate level courses in order to explore the professional field of Construction Management.

GNM Application Deadlines:

Quarter Deadline Quarter Start (*)
Autumn September 1 October 1
Winter December 1 January 1
Spring March 1 April 1
Summer May 1 July 1

*See UW Academic Calendar for specific quarter start dates.

Apply to the Graduate School

Start the application process at the graduate school admissions portal. Create an applicant profile that will include basic applicant contact and demographic information including citizenship, your application account password, and other information. GNM applicants are advised to contact the Program to notify them of their application submission in order to facilitate  timely review.

Statement of Purpose

Prepare a one or two page statement as to your reasons for undertaking graduate study in Real Estate and your plans for future study; please describe portions of your background that you feel are particularly relevant to your application. The statement of purpose should be submitted via the Graduate School’s Application for Admission to the Graduate School web page at

Unofficial Transcripts

Applicants must list and submit transcripts for all collegiate institutions they have attended, including the University of Washington. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to the online application. GNM students are not required to send official transcripts to the Graduate School.

GNM Application Review

Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Program Coordinator and the Admissions Committee. You will be notified of the status of your application after the evaluation is completed.

GNM status is Acceptance to the GNM program is on a quarter by quarter basis; your application will be reviewed again should you wish to continue in the program for more than one quarter. All GNM courses are available on a space available basis only. If you are offered admission to the Real Estate program as a GNM student and you decline to take classes, you must then reapply for any future quarter during which you would like to be enrolled.

GNM students who decide to pursue the MSCM degree must make a separate application.


All GNM courses are available on a space available basis only. GNM students on the Seattle campus register for classes through UW Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) and are not required to maintain continuous registration but lose their GNM status after an absence of four consecutive quarters. Contact PCE Registration Services for information about tuition and additional fees.