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June 28, 2019

Postdoctoral Affairs

Through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA), postdoc fellows from any program can find guidance toward campus resources to address career, appointment, mentoring, teaching and research skills. We get you to the right place — where the services you need are provided and where you can connect with others with similar questions and career development…


June 19, 2019

International Graduate Students

UW Core Programs works to hear and address the needs of international graduate students through resource sharing and tailored programming. We know it can be challenging for anyone to navigate the multiple offices and units at a large university. Working with tri-campus partners, we curate resources you may need, and help to point you in…


June 13, 2019

Admitted International Graduate Students

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Washington! We hope you are excited to join our graduate student community. This page is maintained by Graduate Enrollment Management Services (GEMS) to assist you, our F-1 or J-1 international graduate students, as you prepare to begin your program and arrive on campus. Prospective applicants are also welcome…


Graduate Non-Matriculated Students

Graduate non-matriculated (GNM) status allows post baccalaureate students who are not presently seeking a graduate degree at the University of Washington to take UW graduate courses and apply the credits toward degree requirements should they later be accepted into a graduate program at the UW. (Acceptance as a GNM student does not confer priority for…


Admissions FAQs

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Understanding the Application Process

This page is an overview of the University of Washington’s graduate application process. The University of Washington sincerely appreciates your interest. Table of Contents Types of Applicants | Types of Students | Minimum Admissions Requirements | COVID-19 Updates | Citizenship and Visa Status | UW Admissions Procedures | After Applying | Questions? Types of Applicants…


Notes for Interpreting Graduate Statistical Information

General A graduate student is a person working toward a master’s or doctoral degree or earning a school administrator’s credential. Students must be admitted to this status in order to earn a degree. The following students are not included in these tabulations: Students pursuing professional law (JD), medicine (MD), or dentistry (DDS) degrees Graduate non-matriculated…


June 11, 2019

Memo 37: Enrollment of Graduate Non-matriculated Students in Graduate Courses

General Description Under the conditions given below, departments, schools, or colleges may choose to offer enrollment in their graduate courses to Graduate Non-matriculated (GNM) students. In this context, a Graduate Non-matriculated student is a post-baccalaureate student who wishes access to a limited number of graduate courses, but who has not been admitted by the Graduate…


December 1, 2016

Update on FLSA Salary Issues

We are very pleased to report: approximately 600 UW postdocs are receiving raises effective today, Dec. 1, 2016, as a result of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) initially, and now with the support of UW leadership. Vice Provost for Academic Personnel Cheryl A. Cameron shared with the community the following message on Nov. 29,…


August 9, 2016

UW Seattle Campus Resources for Postdocs

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs convened a brief but rich Winter 2016 Postdoc Orientation last week.  For those unable to attend, we wanted to highlight a few of the resources featured during the event.  We also are debuting the first UW Postdoc Handbook (v 1.0), available by February 1 on our website to download. Office…


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