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Washington Administrative Code

Title 478 WAC – University of Washington


Chapter 478–160 WAC: Admission and Registration Procedures for the University of Washington

WAC 478–160–015: Admission categories.


The University of Washington offers programs of study which lead to undergraduate, graduate and advanced professional degrees and/or professional certificates.

(1) Undergraduate study includes programs of study which normally lead to a bachelor's degree.

(2) Graduate study includes programs of postbaccalaureate study normally leading to a graduate degree.

(3) Advanced professional study includes programs of study normally leading to a professional degree in medicine, dentistry, law or pharmacy.

In addition, the university has a special admissions category, nonmatriculated status, which is intended for students who have a limited educational objective which does not include a University of Washington degree or a professional certificate.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 98-10-048, § 478-160-015, filed 4/29/98, effective 5/30/98; Order 72-5, § 478-160-015, filed 11/6/72.]