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Office Information

Office of the Registrar:
Husky Hall Welcome Center 
(425) 352-5000

Mailing Address:
Box 358500
17927 113th Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011

Office Hours at the Husky Hall Welcome Center:
Monday - Friday
9am - 4pm

Phone Hours:
Monday - Friday:
9am - 4pm

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Residency Affidavit


Students qualify for residency if they meet all of the following conditions:

  1. Received a high school diploma (or equivalent).
  2. Maintain a primary residence in Washington for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before your first term at the University of Washington Bothell. The Washington residence must be for purposes other than college. If you take any courses at another Washington college during the prior 12 months, you cannot have taken more than six credits in any given term. If you exceed that limit you must prove that you have a Washington residence for non-college reasons.
  3. Affirm that they are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or that they will file an application to become a permanent resident of the United States as soon as they are eligible to apply.

Students who meet all of the above criteria should complete and submit the updated Washington Higher Education Residency AffidavitIf you have already completed the WASFA application, you do not need to submit this duplicated affidavit.

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Residency Questionnaire

To be classified or reclassified as a resident, for tuition and fee purposes, a student must establish a bona fide domicile in the state of Washington primarily for purposes other than educational for the period of one year immediately prior to classification as a resident.

  1. Complete and sign the Residence Questionnaire.
  2. Gather all materials to support domicile :
    • The bona fide domicile (permanent residence)
    • Financial information to support dependence/independence
    • If applicable, necessary Employee Authorization Document, immigration or citizenship material.
  3. Submit the completed original Residence Questionnaire along with supporting materials to the Office of the Registrar and email in one single merged PDF to

Note your residency status on the Enrollment Confirmation Acknowledgment you received. If you are classified as a "nonresident" and you believe you qualify for resident status, you may apply for a change of status.

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Email Advising

Send a question to a UW Bothell Residency adviser at

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Where to Submit Residency Documents

UW Bothell Registrar
University of Washington, Bothell
Office of the Registrar
Box 358500
17927 113th Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011

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How to Schedule an Appointment

Prior to Scheduling an Appointment

Students are encouraged to thoroughly review the topics and content within the UW Guide Understanding Washington State Residency before making an in-person appointment. All necessary forms/applications, as well as the answers to most basic questions about the requirements and processes, is provided within. Please Note: 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,

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Scheduling an Appointment

The purple button below 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. We are offering student appointments by telephone or the Zoom teleconference platform only at this time. For more information, call 425.352.5000 during our posted phone hours, email or visit the Office of the Registrar's website.

Current Students:

Schedule an appointment

Appointment details

  • You will need your NetID to schedule an appointment during our office hours. You will select 'Phones' or 'Video Conference' as the location of your appointment.

  • If you are not able to schedule an appointment during our office hours you can still call our office during our regular phone hours.

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Arriving to the Appointment

Our office is located in Husky Hall. Upon arrival, please check in at the Welcome Center located in the front lobby of Husky Hall.

What to Expect During a Residency Appointment

The primary role of the Residence 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 clarification is provided about how the requirements and processes for students to demonstrate their residency may apply to particular complicated circumstances. However, staff cannot tell students how to become a resident, make a residency determination, or project the outcome of a residency application during an appointment.

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Parents and Relatives

Staff of the Residence Classification Office will be unable to discuss a student’s residency status or application with a parent or relative due to federal and state privacy laws and office policy. Students should schedule an appointment.

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