Office of the University Registrar

Contact the Residency Office

UW Seattle Students

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 processes, are provided within.
  • During high-demand times, appointment length is limited to 15 minutes — being prepared with a list of specific questions will help make the most of the appointment time.

Advising Appointments

Advising appointments are held via Zoom. Be sure to check your email at least two hours before the scheduled appointment for Zoom meeting information.

Note: Because we work in a shared office and/or remotely we keep our cameras off during advising appointments. We are available to provide guidance using Zoom as an audio service.

Residency Documents

  • Submission of Residency Questionnaires, Residency Affidavits, and all tuition waiver eligibility forms and documentation should be done via the submission portal for the quarter you are applying for.
  • If the submission portal for that quarter is not yet open, you will need to wait until it is to submit your material.
  • We do not accept documents by email, postal mail, or any other method.
  • You do not submit documents during your appointment.

What to Expect During a Residency Appointment

The primary role of the Residency Classification Office is to determine whether students have demonstrated that they have met the requirements to be classified as a Washington State resident for tuition purposes. Information and clarifications are provided about how the requirements and processes for students to demonstrate their residency may apply to particularly complicated circumstances. However, we cannot tell students how to become a resident, make a residency determination, or project the outcome of a residency application during an appointment.

Parents and Relatives

The Residency Classification Office will not discuss a student’s residency status or application with anyone other than the student. Please have the student schedule an appointment.

Schedule an Appointment

The below link will direct you to the online appointment service to select the date and time most convenient for you. Appointment times are 15 minutes in length.
Schedule An Appointment

Email Advising

To send a question to a Residency adviser at UW Seattle, email Our goal is to respond to email inquiries within 5 business days. For pressing or complicated advising questions, please schedule an appointment.

UW Bothell and UW Tacoma Students

Current and prospective UW Bothell or UW Tacoma students should contact their respective Residency Office for assistance.

UW Bothell and UW Tacoma Residency Offices

UW Bothell Campus

Drop-In Advising

Please visit the UW Bothell Residency Office website for more information.

Email Advising

Send a question to a UW Bothell Residency adviser at

Where to Submit Residency Documents

UW Bothell Registrar
University of Washington, Bothell
Office of the Registrar
Box 358500
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011

UW Tacoma Campus

Drop-In Advising

Please visit the UW Tacoma Residency Office website for more information.

Email Advising

Send a question to a UW Tacoma Residency adviser at

Where to Submit Residency Documents

UW Tacoma Registrar
University of Washington, Tacoma
Office of the Registrar
Mattress Factory 253
Box 358400
Tacoma, WA 98402