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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 478–160–075: Graduate classifications.


A person may apply for admission as either a regular graduate student or a visiting graduate student:

(1) Regular graduate students have previously earned a bachelor's degree or the equivalent and intend to engage in a program of study leading to a graduate degree. Admission as a regular graduate student signifies admission to a particular program of study leading to a master's degree or into postmaster's study. Acceptance of a graduate student into a program of study leading to a doctor's degree is not implied by admission to the graduate school but is usually signified by the appointment of a doctoral supervisory committee for a student who has been previously admitted to the graduate school.

(2) Visiting graduate students are students in good standing at another graduate institution who desire to enroll for a single quarter in the graduate school at this university and who intend thereafter to return to the graduate school where they are engaged in a program of study for an advanced degree.

[Order 72-5, § 478-160-075, filed 11/6/72.]