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Non-Degree Study

We encourage students from all majors to consider language study in French or Italian.  We offer many courses to choose from during the academic year, plus summer courses for those who can't fit language study in their schedules during the regular academic year. If you are not an admitted UW student you may apply as a non-matriculated (non-degree seeking) student, pay tuition, and register for classes on a space available basis.

High school students can also apply for non-degree status at the UW 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!

One study option for non-degree seeking students is the Access Program.  This program allows Washington State residents aged 60 and above to audit UW courses on a space-available basis (and with instructor permission) for a very small fee. Access students are able to register in courses as space and the instructor permits.

Please note UW policy states that auditors may not participate in class discussions, homework, or other assignments. Access students may not register for language courses taught by graduate student instructors (Academic Student Employees). Access students should attend class on the first day, speak with the instructor, and get permission to audit the course from the instructor and get the entry code for the registration form from the instructor.

For more information see our policy and guidelines for Access students. Feel free to email with any questions or you may email the instructor of the section you are interested in taking.