Reclassification Procedure (Full)
- A student may challenge his/her non-resident classification by submitting a completed Residency Application to the Office of the University Registrar. (An application may be obtained from the Office of the University Registrar, 2nd Floor, Conwell Hall.) The application should include a written statement of reasons in support of the student's claim for Pennsylvania domicile and supporting documentation. Each student will receive written notice of the decision on his/her application. The notice will be sent to the student's last known permanent address by first class mail.
- The student may supplement the documentation requested in the Residency Application with any other information the student deems pertinent to determining his/her residency status. The deadline for submitting an application and all appropriate documentation will be the last day of late registration for the semester or summer session the student wishes to be classified as a resident. The specific dates are located on the Academic Calendar . An application filed after such date shall be deemed effective for reclassification purposes the first day of the following semester. The Office of the University Registrar will date-stamp each application upon receipt. A student who submits an application and all appropriate documentation after the deadline cannot be reclassified any earlier than the first day of the following semester or summer session.
- A preliminary determination regarding a student's domicile will be made by the Admissions officer for the student's school/college. This determination is subject to review by the University's Residency Certification Officer, who may either approve or modify the preliminary determination. A student may appeal the Residency Certification Officer's denial of a reclassification by directing a written appeal to the University Residency Appeals Board (hereafter the "Appeals Board") within 30 calendar days from the date of the written notification of the Residency Certification Officer's decision. The appeal and any relevant documentation must be sent to the Office of the University Counsel at the following address: University Residency Appeals Board, c/o Office of University Counsel, Temple University, 300 Sullivan Hall, 1330 W Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6086. Phone: (215) 204-6542 Fax: (215) 204-5804. The student may request a hearing before the Appeals Board. Questions about the appeal process should be presented to the Residency Certification Officer in the Office of the University Registrar. The Appeals Board will notify the student of its decision in writing. The determination of the Appeals Board is final and constitutes an exhaustion of the student's appeal rights within the University.
- The effective date of a reclassification resulting from a student's challenge is determined by the date a completed residency application is filed with the Office of the University Registrar. An application will not be considered complete until appropriate documentation has been submitted. Depending on whether a student meets the deadline set forth in section D2, a reclassification may be effective at the beginning of the semester or summer session in which a residency application is filed, or at the beginning of the following semester or summer session.