J.D. Program

Non-Degree Admissions


The applicant must be attending an ABA-accredited law school (unless the student attends law school outside of the United States) and the applicant must have been granted permission from their respective law school to attempt courses at UW Law.

Application Deadlines

Students who wish to apply as a non-degree applicant should submit their application according to the following deadlines:

  • Summer Quarter – June 1
  • Fall Quarter or Full Academic Year – August 1
  • Winter Quarter – December 1
  • Spring Quarter – March 1

Academic Credit

Please note that semester-hour credits are converted to quarter-hour credits at a ratio of 1:1.5; e.g., 30 semester-hour credits will convert to 45 quarter-hour credits.


Please use the Office of Planning and Budgeting's University tuition calculator to calculate tuition.

Federal Financial Aid

Non-degree students are not eligible to receive federal financial aid through the University of Washington. Those students must consult their financial aid department at their respective law school.

Registration Information

Upon receiving an offer of admission into UW Law, students are required to map their curricular options with the Associate Dean for Students.

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