Office of the University Registrar

Residency


August 19, 2020

Residency Coronavirus FAQs

The Residence Classification Office has been receiving many inquiries about how the COVID-19 global health emergency will impact the residency process. Currently, there have been no changes to the residency laws with regard to the pandemic, however, the Residence Classification Office will review each application with consideration of the circumstances. The following information is provided…


July 30, 2020

Residency Application and Paperwork Submissions

Quarter Submission Portal Notes Winter 2023 CLOSED We are not currently accepting applications for Winter 2023 quarter. The general application period for Winter 2023 will begin December 4, 2022. Please check back for submission instructions at that time. Spring 2023 CLOSED We are not currently accepting applications for Spring 2023 quarter. The general application period…


October 16, 2015

Residency Contact Information – UW Seattle Students

How to Schedule an Appointment This information is for current and prospective UW Seattle students only. Prior to Scheduling an Appointment Students are encouraged to thoroughly review the topics and content within this website before making an in-person appointment. All necessary forms/applications, as well as the answers to most basic questions about the requirements and…


Residency FAQ

Residency & ELPR Office Updates How Coronavirus is impacting Residency More information… DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is current as of 06/02/2022. The University of Washington reserves the right to update or remove this page as necessary for clarity and/or to reflect changes to residency law or university policies. This website is intended as…


Application Process

Residency review is campus-specific. If you are a student at UW Bothell or UW Tacoma, please review your campus’ residency websites. Residence Questionnaire Complete the Residence Questionnaire and UW Seattle documentation checklist PDF form appropriate for your situation (financially independent student or financially dependent student) and provide all requested supporting documentation verifying you have met…


Medical Student Applicants

As part of the admissions process, the UW School of Medicine Admissions Office requires some applicants to verify their Washington residency through our office. The information on this page is for those UW School of Medicine applicants only. Residency Affidavit If you are a School of Medicine applicant who meets the following requirements, you are…


Washington Residents Absent from State

Absence Due to Military/Civil Service Washington residents, who enter the military/civil service while domiciled in Washington or established a domicile while stationed in Washington for a period of at least one year, will remain residents while being stationed outside of Washington if they: Return within one year (12 months) of discharge/end of service with the…


American Indian Students

American Indian students who meet the following two conditions are eligible to pay resident tuition at colleges and universities in Washington State: For a period of one year immediately prior to enrollment at a state institution of higher education, students must have been domiciled in one or a combination of the following states: Idaho, Montana,…


Qualifying Visas

Students who hold a qualifying visa (A, E, G, H, I, K, or L), and have applied for the visa for at least 12 months prior to the quarter of application, may be eligible for residency for tuition purposes. Please reference Residency Requirements for details on establishing bona fide domicile. Students must complete the Residence…


Reciprocity Exchange Program Questions

The UW Residence Classification Office is NOT associated in any way with these programs. The University of Washington does not have reciprocity agreements with neighboring states for Undergraduate, Graduate, Dental, Pharmacy, or Law students. Medical Students The reciprocity program is available to Medical students via the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho (WWAMI) medical education program….



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