The Office of University Counsel administers the residency appeals process. If you are a student who wants to be reclassified as a Pennsylvania resident, please fill out an application with the Office of the University Registrar.
If your application is denied and you wish to appeal, please send a letter to the Office of University Counsel explaining the basis for your appeal. You do not need to include your original application, however you may provide any new or additional information you believe is relevant.  You may send the appeal letter via mail, fax or email (contact information below). 
Following the receipt of your appeal, our office will contact you and ask if you wish to attend the next scheduled residency appeals hearing. Hearings generally take place on the second Wednesday of every month. You are not required to attend the hearing in order for your appeal to be considered. 
Within a week or so of the hearing, you will receive the board’s decision. Decisions are not made at the hearing. The decision letter will be sent to the student’s local address provided on the application you submit to the Registrar’s Office. If you would like the letter to be sent to a different address, you must provide the alternate address to the Office of University Counsel.   
Office of University Counsel
Attn: Residency Appeals Board
1330 West Polett Walk
300 Sullivan Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Fax: 215-204-5804
Please direct any questions to