Single Course Enrollment

Interested in taking one or more courses in the Master of Arts in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment program? If you’d like to try out the program before applying, or you need credits for professional development, you can enroll in select individual courses on a space-available basis.

If you have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, and you are not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, you can apply to take one of the following classes. (Note that the courses below reflect the 2019–2020 class schedule.)

Single course enrollment students pay the same per-credit course fees that degree students pay. Because this is a fee-based degree program, these classes do not qualify for tuition exemption.

Application Steps

Step One: Determine Your Status

To take a course, you must have either graduate nonmatriculated (GNM) or nonmatriculated (NM) status at the UW. GNM status allows students with a bachelor’s degree to take graduate courses and apply up to 12 credits toward degree requirements, should they later be accepted into a UW graduate program. Learn more about GNM status.

Note: Acceptance as a GNM student does not necessarily mean you will be accepted to the master's degree program in the future.

Nonmatriculated status is for those who want to take graduate courses but do not intend to apply those credits to a graduate degree now or in the future. Learn more on the Non-Degree Enrollment website.

Step Two: Apply for Your Course

To apply, email psychma@uw.edu and provide the following information:

  • Course name
  • Whether you plan to pursue GNM or NM status. If you choose GNM status, indicate whether you intend to apply to the Master of Arts in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology program during the next two years.
  • Your resume or curriculum vitae
  • An unofficial transcript of your undergraduate and/or most recently completed graduate studies
  • A short statement (no more than half a page) explaining why you want to take the course

The deadlines for submitting application materials for single course enrollment vary by course. They are:

  • PSYCAP 510: May 1, 2019
  • PSYCAP 516: May 1, 2019
  • PSYCAP 512: February 10, 2020
  • PSYCAP 520: May 1, 2020

Step Three: Obtain Student Status

If you have been approved to take a course by the department, you should follow the process specific to your status.

GNM Applicants: Apply online to the Graduate School at least 20 days prior to the first day of the course. You must specify the quarter you are applying for and pay an application fee.

NM Applicants: The program specialist will direct you to the NM registration forms. Fill out these forms and return them to the program specialist for department signatures. The program specialist will return the signed forms to you and you will submit them with your payment to UW Non-Degree Registration Services.