Office of the University Registrar

Medical Student Applicants

Applicants to the School of Medicine must meet the following criteria based on their current status:

For NEW residents of Washington:

To be considered as residents for admission purposes to the University of Washington, School of Medicine, students must complete the following criteria:

  1. Students must be physically present in Washington and fulfill the residency requirements at least 6 consecutive months prior to the UW School of Medicine secondary application deadline (December 1).
    If there is sufficient evidence to verify their residency for admission and tuition purposes, the expectation is that students will continue to fulfill the residency requirements and maintain their domiciliary ties to Washington moving forward. The 12 consecutive month waiting period still applies. See Residency Requirements for details.

Upon request from UW School of Medicine, Admissions Office, students will need to complete and sign the Residence Questionnaire form (both pages). This process requires all documentation of students’ establishment of Washington domicile and financial independence. 

For CURRENT residents of Washington:

Students who are current residents of Washington and attending school out-of-state, please reference Washington Residents Absent from State and follow the proper guidelines.

Students who are financially dependent on their parent or court-appointed legal guardian, please reference Financially Dependent Students and follow the proper guidelines.

Original copy of the form must be returned to our office. Emails and faxes are not accepted.

The review process may take approximately three to four weeks. Residency staff will contact students if additional information is needed.

Note for all Medical Student applicants: When completing the questionnaire, students should be marking the categories “New,” “Professional,” and type “UWSOM” in the blank line next to “School.” In the “ID number” field, students should provide their AMCAS number. Please ensure the email address provided is valid and legible as this is the only form of communication between our office and the students.

Students should not submit a Residence Questionnaire and documents to our office unless requested to do so by UW School of Medicine, Admissions Office.


For more information, please reference the Residency FAQs.


The information on this page is for students verifying their legal residency; not School of Medicine Residency and Clinical Fellowship training.