Non-Degree Study

We encourage undergraduate and graduate students from all programs to consider language study in French or Italian.  We offer many courses to choose from during the academic year, plus a limited number of summer courses for those who can't fit language study in their schedules during the regular academic year.

Anyone who is not an admitted UW student may apply as a non-matriculated (non-degree seeking) student, pay tuition, and register for classes on a space-available basis. Follow the process outlined on the link above. Please send your registration approval form to to have the department and instructor sign to give you conditional approval to register. Please then attend the first three days of class and if there is space in the section you will be officially registered on the third day of the quarter. Please note we cannot guarantee there will available spaces for non-matriculated students.

High school students can also apply for non-degree status at the UW  with parent or guardian approval in order to take French or Italian courses. This is a great option for students wishing to study a language that is not offered at their high school. Studying at UW during summer quarter is a great way to jump-start language learning while earning college credit!

The ACCESS Program allows Washington State residents aged 60 and above to audit some UW courses on a space-available basis (and with instructor permission) for only a registration fee.

Access students may attend and register for only certain FRENCH or ITAL courses. Access students should check the current time schedule to see if a course is open to them. Access students may not register for French or Italian language courses taught by graduate student instructors (Academic Student Employees) or Part time lecturers. Access students should email the instructor or attend class on the first day to speak with the instructor and get permission to audit the course and get the required entry code from the instructor.

Please note UW policy states that auditors may only sit in on classes and may not participate in class discussions, homework, exams, or other assignments. For more information see our policy and guidelines for ACCESS students. Feel free to email with any questions.