Students not currently enrolled at the UW may take classes as a non-matriculated student. The philosophy department allows non-matriculated students to register for philosophy courses if the instructor gives approval to the non-matriculated student, and as space permits. For more information on becoming a non-matriculated student, and to obtain the needed forms please visit the UW Continuum College – Non-Degree Enrollment.
The philosophy department will sign non-matriculated registration forms only after the instructor has given permission.
Advanced students with appropriate background in philosophy might also be eligible to apply for Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) status.
Post-baccalaureate admissions at the University of Washington is highly competitive and prospective students who want to study for a second Bachelor's degree as philosophy majors are rarely admitted. However, there are some alternatives that allow those who already hold a degree to take philosophy courses. For more information and to discuss your educational goals, please contact our undergraduate adviser.