Think you might want your credits to "count" toward a future graduate degree? If so, these credits MUST be earned while under GNM Status.
Therefore, if admitted to the User-Centered Design Certificate, we strongly encourage incoming students to apply for Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) status through the University of Washington Graduate School.
This GNM status makes students eligible to transfer up to 12 graduate credits toward a future graduate degree at the UW. GNM status must be applied for and granted BEFORE taking User-Centered Design Certificate classes as the status cannot be issued retroactively. There is a $75 fee for the GNM application.
GNM students who are accepted into Human Centered Design & Engineering Master's Degree in the future may transfer in 12 credits from the User Centered Design Certificate. However, please note that having GNM status does not imply or guarantee future admission to the HCDE MS program.
Please see the Graduate School's Memorandum #37 for more detailed information about restrictions about credit transfer.