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Reclassification Procedure (Abridged)

Application and Guidelines for Pennsylvania Residency Re-classification (PDF)

  • A student may challenge her or his non-resident classification by filing an Application for Pennsylvania Residency Re-classification. The Residency Certification Officer shall consider the application and render a decision.
  • Reclassification resulting from a student's challenge shall be determined by the date the application for residency was filed. The deadline for submitting an application will be the last date for late registration of the term in which the student wishes to be classified as a resident. An application filed after such date shall be determined to be effective for reclassification purposes the first day of the following term/session.
  • A student who changes his/her domicile from Pennsylvania to another state must promptly give written notice to the Office of Academic Records.
  • A student under 22 years of age must promptly give written notice of any change in her/his parent(s) or legal guardian's address to the Office of Academic Records.

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Students who are found eligible for resident rates due to an error in classification are subject to retroactive reclassification as non-residents and are responsible for the payment of all related tuition and fees.

Students who are found eligible as a result of false or concealed facts are subject to University discipline and legal action and are responsible for the payment of all non-resident tuition and fees including legal fees.

NOTE: The University reserves the right to periodically audit and make any necessary adjustments in the classification of all students.