Currently the UW does not provide an option for informal auditing. Students will need to register for any courses they wish to have access to. This is a FERPA requirement. Students can request their grade option to be changed to audit by using this Registration Transaction form
. Time conflicts can also be handled via said form. Students who are added to the Canvas or ED courses manually, are automatically removed daily.
The Allen School allows for some students to take Allen School 500-level courses even if they are not a currently enrolled Ph.D. student (otherwise known as a 'non-major'). The Paul G. Allen School Ph.D. program does not
accept Graduate Non-matriculated (GNM) students. These student-types include:
In order to request enrollment into one of our courses, should you be in the above classifications, you will need to fill out an enrollment petition. The petition is updated every quarter, so be sure you are submitting your petition when the title reflects the correct term.
The priority deadline is when we'll begin issuing add codes. You may not hear about your petition until the end of the first week of the quarter.
This petition is only for 500-level classes, and you are not guaranteed a space because you petitioned. You may not receive an add code for several reasons, including but not limited to, lack of seating in the class, instructor preference to keep their course to Allen School Ph.D. students, or not having background skill suitable for the course. We try to send out add codes the first week of the term; please be patient. Email inquiries about when you'll receive an answer may not be responded to. Current CSE Ph.D. students are given priority in our course offerings.
If you are a NM student and you are given an add code, you'll need to submit two forms to the UW. The Allen School uses DocuSign to complete the NM Student Registration Approval Form
. You will need to input your information, and then you will receive an email asking you to complete and sign the form. One of the Allen School grad advisors will obtain the correct signature, and you'll be notified by DocuSign when the petition has been completed. Please do not initiate multiple forms. If you are not receiving emails from DocuSign, contact grad-advising@cs
for assistance. You do not need a DocuSign account to initiate or sign the forms.
In order to take CSE 519 or 520 as a non-major student (any student who is not a Ph.D. or BS/MS CSE student) you will need to be engaged in research with a CSE faculty member. If you are not familiar with CSE faculty, then please consult your program's advisors or your own faculty advisor to see if they can make an introduction for you. Due to FERPA regulations, students cannot unofficially audit these courses. Students will need to register and then submit a grade option change form to the registrar. You will need to use the same enrollment petition
as other nonmajors, and you will be asked to supply the name of the CSE faculty you are working with.
Space is extremely limited in our majors-only classes and we often do not have space for students outside of the Allen School. Highly qualified non-majors can request space in these classes on a quarterly basis through our non-major enrollment request form (formerly referred to as a "petition"). Unfortunately, most requests cannot be accommodated due to capacity constraints. See: Ugrad Non-major Enrollment Requests