Graduate-level coursework

An Honors by Contract option

Grad Credit Deadlines

Autumn 2022

Autumn 2022 Due Dates (Previous Quarter)

By… You must have…
Monday, Oct 10 @ 9:00am Submitted a complete application for graduate-level coursework happening this quarter
Wednesday, Oct 12 @ 5:00pm Received a confirmation email stating that an Honors adviser has approved or denied your application
Tuesday, Oct 18 @ 9:00am Submitted any revisions for graduate-level coursework denied by an Honors adviser
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 9:00am Received adviser approval for any revisions made to an application that was initially denied.

Winter 2023

Winter 2023 Due Dates (Upcoming/Current Quarter)

By… You must have…
Monday, Jan 16 @ 9:00am Submitted a complete application for graduate-level coursework happening this quarter
Wednesday, Jan 18 @ 5:00pm Received a confirmation email stating that an Honors adviser has approved or denied your application
Tuesday, Jan 24 @ 9:00am Submitted any revisions for graduate-level coursework denied by an Honors adviser
Thursday, Jan 26 @ 9:00am Received adviser approval for any revisions made to an application that was initially denied.

Spring 2023

Spring 2023 Due Dates (Next Quarter)

By… You must have…
Monday, Apr 3 @ 9:00am Submitted a complete application for graduate-level coursework happening this quarter
Wednesday, Apr 5 @ 5:00pm Received a confirmation email stating that an Honors adviser has approved or denied your application
Tuesday, Apr 11 @ 9:00am Submitted any revisions for graduate-level coursework denied by an Honors adviser
Thursday, Apr 13 @ 9:00am Received adviser approval for any revisions made to an application that was initially denied.

Applying graduate-level coursework towards your Interdisciplinary Honors requirements

Students may take four- or five-credit graduate-level (500-level or above) courses (with 50 people or less) to earn Interdisciplinary Honors credit, by submitting the Graduate-level Honors credit form prior to the deadline for the quarter. Graduate courses will ONLY count in the “Additional Any” category of the curriculum (a maximum of 3 out of 5 of your additional any courses can be satisfied through any combination of our Honors by Contract options).

This option and the form linked above are specific to Interdisciplinary Honors. Departmental Honors policies surrounding graduate-level coursework vary major to major, because of this, you will need to contact your Departmental Honors Adviser directly after reviewing their Departmental Honors webpage for information and guidelines about what courses may be appropriate for Departmental Honors credit.

Joint-listed graduate+undergraduate courses

Some graduate-level courses are jointly listed with undergraduate (4xx and below) courses; students may enroll using either course number. However, we recommend registering for the graduate-level (5xx) course when possible, as it does not require your professor to approve your application or verify that you completed the graduate level coursework at the end of the quarter.  Students must complete and submit the Graduate-level Honors credit form regardless of whether they register for the 5xx course number or the jointly listed undergraduate (4xx or below) course.

Go to the graduate-level Honors credit application

See examples of past applications

Frequently Asked Questions

Is X course eligible?

All 500 level courses are eligible to receive Honors credit. Undergraduate courses that are considered electives for various graduate programs may not be applied toward this requirement. Please contact an Honors adviser in advance of submitting the form if you have questions about whether the graduate course you are considering is eligible.

How do I register for a graduate-level course?

Approval to register for 500 level coursework is up to the discretion of the professor. Once you identify a 500 level course that is eligible for graduate level coursework credit, you will need to reach out to the professor directly for permission to enroll in their course.

My graduate-level course still isn’t showing up as Honors on my transcript, what gives?

Your transcript and degree audit should be updated by the Friday following the final grading deadline of the quarter. If by this date the course is still not applying correctly to your Honors Additional Any category, or appearing with an “H” on your transcript, please email uwhonors@uw.edu.